So as promised, I am forming an ARC Review Team as part of my upcoming Street Team called Bennett’s Babes (more to come on that later!)
The ARC Review Team will be provided with a free Advanced Reading Copy of my book in exchange for you reading and posting an honest review during the week of the books’ release. There are guidelines to meet and they are attached below. If you think you’d like to join my ARC Review Team, review the guidelines to make sure you qualify before submission. We are going to announce this team fairly quickly, because I’m anxious to get my ARC’s of Off Chance out to you. Deadline to submit is September 30, 2013.
Good luck and I look forward to forming this new team!!!
BENNETT’S BABES ARC REVIEW TEAM GUIDELINES
I will set up a list of active reviewers genuinely interested in reading and reviewing my books who I will automatically send free e-copies of my books to via an ARC (advanced reader copy) before the book is released. From there, I ask that all active reviewers post their review of the book sometime within 7 days of the release. I will have the ARC’s out to the reviewers usually 2-4 weeks before the release day.
This will be a small group, of no more than ten reviewers. In order to be on the review team, you must have read at least one of my books and left a review. Because there are limited spots available, preference will be given to those people who have read and reviewed all of my books.
I only ask that you post honest reviews. If you truly do not enjoy the book, I’ll leave that up to you as to whether or not you want to do an actual post. I appreciate everyone’s opinion, and although some authors ask you not to post anything less than a 3 star review, I will respect your decision to do so if that is important to you.
If you don’t post a review during the release week, I’ll assume either you didn’t enjoy the book or you have time commitments that prevent you from reviewing. Either way, I’ll completely understand. You’ll be moved off the active reviewer list for future books with no hard feelings, opening up for someone on the waiting list who has time.
Amazon is the posting destination of choice as it has the biggest platform, and from there, additional posting on Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Goodreads is most welcome.
You don’t need to post a lengthy book report, but at the same time, if you don’t want your review to get voted down and possibly flagged by customers, you don’t want to just write the minimum 20 words with super generic, unhelpful things either. I caution this because Amazon is on the lookout for fake reviews, so please make your review helpful to others. I would appreciate it if you did not put spoilers in your reviews, or if you do, to please clearly state that at the beginning of your review. You should identify in your review that you were given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lastly, this goes without saying but by agreeing to be on my review team, you legally agree via your consent not to participate in any aspect of ebook pirating of my book. I put a lot of hard work into my novels and I am trusting my review team to protect my work.
If you have any suggestions to add to these guidelines, please let me know.
To be put on the active reviewer list (please be sure to read the above guidelines before proceeding), please email my ARC Review Team Leader, Lisa Kuhne at [email protected] with the following:
1) Your full name, 2) Your Kindle Email address* 3) Your avatar/alias if you don’t review under your real name on Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Goodreads (so I’ll be able to find your reviews), 4) Links to each of my books that you have reviewed. Please post the actual link(s) to your review(s) as we don’t have time to hunt them down. If you don’t give us the link(s), we can’t consider your submission.
Lisa will be reviewing the applications and choosing the initial team. As stated above, preference will be given to those fans who have read all of my books and reviewed them. If we get too many applicants, then it will be on first come, first serve basis. If you do not make the original review team, we can put you on a wait list as well.
I so very much appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm and willingness to review my work. I hope I can always continue to make books that are entertaining and fun for you to read.
* Every ARC will be sent to the reviewer’s Kindle email address. This address is located your Amazon Account under Manage Your Kindle–>Manage Your Devices. You will see your devices and here is a specific Kindle email there. That is where the ARC will be sent and it will be loaded directly to your device. Please note: You must give permission for the email [email protected] to send you the ARC. If you do not have a Kindle, you can still use the free Kindle app for your Android, Nook and many other devices from Amazon, as well as the Kindle Cloud Reader. Again, we can only send the ARC to the Kindle email address.