I Review Books
I love to read as well as write. One of the reasons I started blogging was to journal the books I read so I can refer back to them and remember them. A major feat!
Very selfish, I know.
Some books I review are books about writing. Hopefully, other writers find those books helpful as well.
Even though many of the books I read are helpful to authors, I wanted to do more to serve my readers. With my website, Always Write, I wanted to create something more useful to readers than my journal of reading.
As I tried to make my site more useful to readers, I noticed two things.
- Lots of people review books. Some of them have more traffic than others.
- Indie writers now ask me to review their books.
My Reviews Include Both Indie and Traditionally Published
- Always Write is still classified in my mind as a hobby blog. Even though I’m possibly working away from that, I do not charge for my reviews.
- Some indie writers write topics or stories that appeal to me. When I find these on Twitter, FB or in blog reading, I have volunteered to write a review for their book.
- When I get an email and a free book, I usually accept the requests to write reviews.
- So far, I’ve only read one book that I couldn’t in good conscience review on Always Write and it was Flame 3 level romantic between a shape-shifter and a human. Loved the author. I felt horrible after she sent me a free copy of her book. Honest opinions are difficult to give. But I appreciate honesty in reviews.
- I seek out reviews from trusted sites and reblog their indie reviews.
First, I want to support your sites with the traffic that I have.
Link Your Book Reviews Here
Book reviews sometimes get few views. Always Write created A+ Book Review Links as a place for reviewers to share their reviews again to get more traffic. If we put our traffic together, then we should get more views. Right?
Not only that, If I have links on in my comment section and you write reviews, do the other commenter a favor and go visit their link as well as posting your own. It takes a little time, but that’s a great way to make connections.
Always Write Is My Solo Operation
Sometimes I don’t read a book every week. If you are willing to let me reblog, please let me know. I’d love to add your name to my list. If you’ve already told me, and I forgot, please tell me again.
What about Guest Reviews?
Do you love to write reviews? I’d love to feature you.
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- If you have only posted one review, then I’m really not interested. If you post them frequently, send me an email.
- My reviews post on Thursdays.
- History, children’s books, memoirs, mystery, educational, writing resources are all perfect books for reviews on Always Write.
- Even though I still like the authors of horror and graphic sex, I am not interested in horror or graphic sex. (Flame 3 and above is too much for my blog including with vampires, fairies, and shape shifters.)
- You may, but do not have to review indie or traditionally published books.You may review what you read for pleasure or writing edification, as I do.
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Two Ways to Publish on Always Write
Linked Reviews Featured on Always Write
- I look for these posts in the comment section to reblog. I visit all the blogs that post links to reviews in the comment sections or any book review.
- Sometimes I find your post as I visit blogs.
- If I enjoy the post, I’ll ask permission to reblog it.
- As a solopreneur, I will list the posts I publish on this page as I update it quarterly.
Guest Post for Always Write
- Reviewers apply to write these posts.
- Regulations and my pledges to the reviewer are listed on this page.
- A+ Book Review: A Selection of Non-Fiction Top-Selling Bargain Books Featured Reviewer Yvette Pryor
- Better Blogging with Photography Terri Webster Schrandt review by Hugh Roberts.
- Hilarious Book – Do Not Wash Hands in Plates book by Barb Taub, review by Happymeerkatreviews
Memoirs & Biographies
- A+ Book Review: Flannery by Lisa Moore Featured reviewer Anne Logan
- Looking for a Good Book to Read? Featured reviewer Anne Stormont
- Not Dead? What If a Vampire Is Not a Vampire? book by Tina Frisco, review by Terri Webster Schrandt
- Myth and Magic by Mae Clair a Pressed A+ Book Review
- Hilarious Book – Do Not Wash Hands in Plates book by Barb Taub, review by Happy
- Book Review: Front Lines by Michael Grant
Link Your Post to Get More Viewers
- Always Write posts A+ Book Reviews every Thursday. Genres vary. As the editor, I read what I enjoy. Sometimes I publish a guest post or reblog another reviewer’s post.
- Post a link to your review in the Always Write weekly post comment section. I will visit your link as explained on this page.
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My Pledges to Guest Reviewers
- I will link back to your original post on a Reblog, with no fewer than two links.
- I will link back to your blog in the Guest Post, and provide you with the shortlink.
- I will schedule 3 each Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn social media posts, 1 Pinterest publication, and push the Facebook post to at least 5 Facebook groups at least once during the first week of publication.
- Depending on the number of likes and retweets, you may be featured as the Book Reviewer of the Month on the Always Write sidebar.
- You may sponsor yourself or another reviewer with a sidebar or footer Notable Reviewer ad for $25 a month. This includes a link to your blog and double the number of Twitter posts, and include your post in the Newsletter.