It’s been a bit since we’ve posted any reviews. It’s been a bit since we’ve interacted with our friends. It’s just been a bit. We’re sorry about that.
Last year, we had something of a reckoning. We had seen it before, hurt people lash out when they feel attacked or threatened, but as we put out more reviews, and more eyes were on us, the frequency only increased. That, compounded with no real way to pay for the time and effort we put in here, forced our hand. We decided it was best to take a step back for a bit. Honestly, we weren’t sure we would come back. In some ways, we didn’t. Some of us won’t.
When we first started this blog, the idea we would receive hate mail and threats for indie book reviews had never occurred to us. Even now, the idea seems ridiculous, but that’s what we had, and that’s why we needed to change. We also needed a way to pay for this. While that is a little trickier, we have plans for that down the road that will be addressed later.
So, with all of that said, what is the path forward?
Well, it’s in many ways the same. We will still be providing free book reviews for indie authors. That is our mission, and that will never change. We will do everything we can to promote fantastic independently published fiction, we will shout its praises from the rooftops, and we will love doing it. We are Fantasia Reviews. It’s just what we do.
We will dive into some of the changes we will be making and our reasoning behind them in future blog posts. Look for a new book review later this week!