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Reviewers Seeking Books

1LShelby
Editado: Mar 30, 2022, 12:40 pm

This thread is for either reviewers to request books from authors, or for authors to arrange review swapping with other authors.

AUTHORS WHO ARE NOT OFFERING TO WRITE REVIEWS SHOULD NOT POST HERE.
This is the thread for reviewers to post on. Authors already have a ton of threads of their own: the Introductions thread, the various promotions thread, etc.

If an Author is interested in review swapping, they should be aware that Amazon considers this practice unacceptable behavior, so they should probably arrange for the reviews to be posted somewhere other than Amazon. Like, say, here on LT, on a personal blog, or on some other book site.

I will attempt to maintain an index of the potential reviewers so that people arriving can tell at a glance which reviewers will be a good match for their book, and won't need to scan the entire thread.

Reviewers who post fully positive or fully negative reviews with no substance, or factually inaccurate reviews, will be removed from the index. (At least, they will be removed if I notice, or if someone complains.) I think it would be awesome if we read more of each other's books, but I am not in favor of encouraging people to post oodles of junk reviews here on LT (or anywhere else, for that matter).

If you arrange a review with someone found here, please come back to this thread and note when they post the review, and even more importantly, let us know if they do not post the review. This will allow me to keep track of the listed reviewers, so that I can keep the index up-to-date, and nobody will have to waste their time trying to arrange reviews with reviewers who are no longer available. :)

Reviewer's posts should include which genres they are willing to read, how they prefer to be contacted (on their profile here, via form on their website, etc), where the reviews will be posted, and how long the author should wait for the review to appear before coming back and complaining that you've gone AWOL.

There is an example reviewer post, immediately following the Reviewer Index.

2LShelby
Editado: Dez 8, 2021, 2:31 pm

Reviewer Index

SDaisy: historical fiction, Christian books, action/adventure and nonfiction
Posts reviews on: LibraryThing, Goodreads, BookBub and Amazon

3LShelby
Dez 6, 2021, 1:28 pm

Reviewer Index placeholder in case I need more than one page.

4LShelby
Editado: Dez 6, 2021, 1:55 pm

Example post:

Hi! I'm L. Shelby, I'm an author and I'm not really willing to review books in exchange for other people reviewing my books, but I'm pretending to do so for the sake of this example post. I am wiling to do book exchanges and possibly beta-reading.

I read: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, and most kinds of Non-Fiction (But not porn, horror, politics, or religion.)

I write: Fantasy and Science Fiction, some of which masquerades as Historical Adventure/Romance. (Reviewers who are not authors looking to do swaps don't need to list what they write.) :)

Contact me here on my LT profile LShelby with a brief description of the book in question. If it sounds interesting I will make arrangements to swap ebook files/digital manuscripts with you via email.

I won't post the review on my personal blog, here on LT, or anywhere else, because I have a phobia of posting reviews. (If you check my account you will see I have yet to post a single review here on LT.) But I will send it to you privately via email, and you will have my permission to quote it if you want to. I will also add your book to my LT account, so that you will have another copy listed, for whatever that is worth. If you make a point of asking, I will add it to my Goodreads account as well. :)

I will respond within one month of receiving your book, either with my review or with a letter of apology stating the reasons why the review is delayed or will not be forthcoming.

5SDaisy
Dez 6, 2021, 11:41 pm

Hello. Daisy here. I'm a long-time reviewer on LibraryThing, Goodreads, BookBub and Amazon. I'm also an author and editor. I like to read historical fiction, Christian books, action/adventure and nonfiction. I cannot accept ebook review copies at this time, but I would be happy to review physical copies or downloadable mp3 audiobooks.

If anybody has a book that sounds like something I would like, please feel free to leave a comment on my profile. I am sometimes overloaded with books to review or edit, so at times it can take up to three months to put my review up; however, I usually am much quicker. Please contact me if curious about my progress.

6dianeasther
Dez 28, 2021, 3:23 am

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I am having a New Year's promotion for my debut young adult novel Without Flaws.
It will be available for free on kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0981G19H4/

Without Flaws Kindle Edition
by Diane Asther

Mutant twins separated at birth take you through their thrilling adventure. Can they be a family again?
Zach has been trapped in a mutant experimentation facility since he was a child and his father abandoned him there. When he notices that his mom is close to her breaking point, he realizes it's time to plan a daring escape. A bizarre bond with a strange girl from the outside world might be the key he needs to escape.

Zara has the ability to look into the future. One day has a grave vision that scares her beyond comparison, but she can't remember the vision. Will she be able to connect the dots and save everyone? Or will everything and everyone she has ever cared for be taken away from her?

7htierney
Jan 23, 2022, 7:18 pm

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Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Tangled-Vine-Heather-Tierney-ebook/dp/B00ZRSE9PM

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20948710-the-freedom-of-a-tangled-vine

Dear readers,

I am grateful for reader reviews of my novel (literary fiction/adoption/family/midwest/siblings).

I would be happy to provide author interviews, bookclub discussion questions, curriculum material (high-school/college level reading), or additional information.

Thank you,

Heather Tierney
author, The Freedom of a Tangled Vine

8subguy
Editado: Mar 31, 2022, 12:55 pm

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9LShelby
Mar 30, 2022, 12:32 pm

Please only post in the thread if you are interested in reading other people's books and writing reviews about them.

Posts asking to have people review your books are totally fine... only they belong in the other promotion threads, and not here. So when I see them here, I am going to be hiding them, so that the thread stays on topic.

(I'm also going to take a good look at my instructions to see if I can't make the difference clearer.)

If anyone who had their post hidden for this reason wants to edit that post so that it is more about what books they are interested in reading and less about what they have written, then they may certainly do so. Just drop me a note on my profile page afterward, so I know to "unhide" it. :)

10subguy
Mar 31, 2022, 1:07 pm

>9 LShelby: Hi Shelby, I deleted the post and pasted it in another thread... hopefully the right one this time! Thank you for explaining this to me! Glad you are back on your feet!
Subguy

11Sam_8.Mar-49
Jul 5, 2022, 11:02 am

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>5 SDaisy: HI Daisy, I am new here with a book recently published on Amazon. I have both ebook and paperback. The book is nonfiction: Preventing Her Shutdown, Losing My Wife To Alzheimer's. If you are available and interested here is the link.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B4HJSW4F/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_hsch_vapi_tpbk_p1_i0
I could send you the paperback PDF version
Very grateful for your consideration
Regards

12authormadisonsheldon
Jun 24, 11:48 am

I'm Author Madison Sheldon a new author, and I'm looking for ARC readers for my debut novel, "When the Fairytale Crumbled". It's A heartfelt, clean romantic suspense story of love, secrets, family, and overcoming challenges with a satisfying HEA. If Interested, please fill this form: https://forms.gle/Qk8NCtzXeEt3Rq8m8