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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

USEFUL LINKS FOR WRITERS

Published in STEP-BY-STEP SELF-PUBLISHING BLOG

Preparing for the publishing world


Query Shark - great for your blurb;

Smashwords Style Guide  and The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success - free ebooks regarding formatting and other information;

Amazon KDP Voice of the Author Forum - this is a forum (a lot of experienced authors);
Editing 

Frank Steele

LLPix.com - inexpensive covers, book trailers and swag;
Robin Ludwig Designs - beautiful designs;
DIGITELL DESIGN - book covers, illustrations, posters;

MIKE MOTZ  CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING SERVICES 
Great illustrations  and book covers!!

Publishing


Amazon KDP  - Kindle Direct Publishing for Amazon.com;

Smashwords - Distributes to iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, and more;


After You've Published 

Goodreads - Goodreads is a great place to get your stuff out there without daily upkeep and still be available to your readers;

Bookchart.info - check your rankings on the International and US iTunes charts;

iTunes Link Makers - Link to your books on iTunes with the widget or link maker tools;


THE BOOK REVIEW LINKS:
5 Girls Book Reviews
Main blog URL:  5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com Best method of contact: email at 5girlsbookreviews AT gmail.comGenres accepted: YA, MG,  Picture Books, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Mystery. Genres NOT accepted: Sci Fi, Erotica, Horror, Historical, Non-fiction.
 
100 Stars or Less

This site has moved tohttp://www.suddenlybooks.blogspot.com/ currently accepting ONLY CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS and POETRY books for review and requires a physical copy of the book in order to review.
A Mom After God's Own Heart
Reviewer prefers Christian, (both fiction and non-fiction). Will accept: mystery, self help books, general living like parenting, money management, and true crime books. Contact her for acceptance of all other material or genres. Also accepts product reviews. CONFIRMED DIRECTLY. Contact information is listed on her blog.


Anastacia Knits Designs
http://anastaciaknits.net/ contact information listed on her blog. Currently only accepting craft-related books for review.

An Eclectic Bookshelf (previously Books and Things)
Description: Reviewer’s name is David. He accepts a wide range of genres, except romance. Main Blog URL: http://killie-booktalk.blogspot.comAccepts ebooks and technology or science-based non-fiction. NO ROMANCE.

Arms of a Sister

Family-friendly book and product reviews. This reviewer posts to all the major websites. Check her review guidelines on her blog. They are clearly stated. Accepts children's books and Romance, mystery, suspense, chick lit, inspirational fiction. Does NOT accept: Fantasy, science fiction, poetry, nonfiction. Contact before submitting.

Audacious Reader (previously: Sugarpeach)
Main Site: http://audaciousreader.com/ Reviewer's name is Evangeline. Best method of contact:http://audaciousreader.com/contact/ (Contact form on website) Genres accepted: Young Adult, Teen, Middle Grade, clean Romance, Historical fiction, clean Chick Lit, Christian fiction, Suspense/Thrillers, Dystopian and Memoirs/Biographies. Genres NOT accepted: Supernatural horror, erotica, GLBT, supernatural (extreme), poetry, vampire, paranormal. Site is "PR Friendly" and open for promo, author interviews, and advertising. Only accepts physical copies.


Between the Pages
Reviewer accepts printed books and Kindle-compatible formates. Main blog URL:  ttp://betweenthelinesandmore.blogspot.com/ Genres Accepted:  that you accept: Anthologies, Suspense, Crime/Detective, Romance, Historical,  Fantasy, Futuristic, Western, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Adventure, Women's Fiction,  Children's, and Young Adult, Teen, and Tween categories in PRINT format, only


Bitsy Bling Books

Very nice review site, frequently updated. http://bitsybling.blogspot.com/  Reviewer Charlie Courtland accepts ebooks as well as pbooks.  Contact before submitting. No non-fiction or poetry. A list of accepted genres is posted clearly on the sit under the submission guidelines.

Book Discovery
Reviewer Jeanne is a former librarian and book reviewer. Accepts: Most fiction, mysteries, books in translation, YA. DOES NOT accept: Romance, horror, anything with vampires or werewolves, etc.  Accepts some nonfiction: History, biographies, memoirs, science meant for the general public, cookbooks. http://bookdiscovery-jeanne.blogspot.com/ No ebooks.

Book Lovers Paradise 
Main blog URL: http://www.bookloversparadise.blogspot.com Best method of contact: ljldmlATgmail.com.  Reads mostly: YA, Paranormal, Historical fiction or Childrens' books. Reviews will be posted on reviewer's blogsite, Facebook site, LibraryThing, Goodreads, Amazon.com and any place requested by author/publisher. Genres NOT accepted: Erotica, Adult themes, Horror. Generally does not accept non-fiction, but will accept Biographies. NO adult or EROTICA accepted.


Books on the Knob
Reviewer Karen Oland enjoys fiction and other genres. Posts free and bargain reads. This is a frequently updated review site. PREFERS e-books and Kindle format, so if you have an e-book, this reviewer is a good resource, since many review sites do not accept e-books. Also has an excellent beekkeeping blog, so if your book has anything to do with bees, she would love to see it. Contact her before submitting at  oland.k AT gmail DOT com. Reviewer prefers: fantasy and science fiction, mystery and suspense, but NOT horror. Will read romance, but prefers the dark fantasy subgenre (and will seldom read a pure harlequin type romance anymore, although I make exceptions). Generally does not accept: non-fiction and straight erotica.

Books & Tales
Main blog URL: http://booksandtales.blogspot.co.uk/ Main reviewer’s name: Annette Gisby. Genres accepted: M/M Romance & erotica, M/F romance, GLBT, fantasy, ghost stories, sci-fi, thrillers/conspiracy, historical, mysteries, whodunnits, horror (no vampires or werewolves/shifters please - unless their shifted form is a penguin - then we can talk ;)
Genres NOT accepted: Sweet romance, inspirational/religious fiction, literary fiction, biographies, YA, children's, no urban fantasy unless it's M/M, which I will consider. Pet peeves: when authors or publishers contact you for a review? That they haven't read my guidelines and send me genres I don't read such as M/F erotica. I do read M/F romances though, maybe that's where the confusion arises.
Bookingly YoursURL: http://www.bookinglyyours.blogspot.com/ Reviewer Jenai accepts a variety of genres, but only accepts a maximum of 6 books a month, contact info is on her blog.


C9CREVIEWS 
Main blog URL: http://www.c9creviews.com Main reviewer’s name: Andrew Thompson. Best method of contact: Emailathompson AT c9creviews DOT com. Genres that you accept: Thrillers (espionage, action, military, YA, etc), Science Fiction (space). Genres that you do NOT accept: Romance, Police Procedurals, Vampire, Paranormal, Children, Ghosts, Historical, Erotica, Urban. Will accept e-books.

CAT CHAT
Reviewer only accepts books with cat or dog-related themes. Good genre-specific site. Best method of contact:EMAIL:cgittleman@mi.rr.com. See blog site for full details: http://opcatchat.blogspot.com/


 
Chocolate and Croissants
Does reviews on Goodreads. Likes: books related to food, travel, other cultures May review: literary fiction and non-fiction. www.chocolateandcroissants.blogspot.com   According to the reviewer, she will accept French-themed books as well.


Christian Bookshelf Reviews
A book reviewer that reviews Christian books. No adult content or erotica accepted. Main blog URL: http://christianbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/ Reviewer Melanie accepts all types of Christian fiction (suspense, mystery, romance, historical, Amish, paranormal, YA, etc.).

Clark's Eye on Books
Main blog URL: http://clarkisaacs.ning.com Please see review guidelines on the site. Also accepts non-fiction (Business related, motivational, environmental, biographies, cook books, children's books). Will not review a book will serious spelling errors or typos, so please make sure your book is edited before submitting.
Closed the Cover
Main blog URL: http://www.closedthecover.com/ Submit review requests through the website. Genres accepted: Historical Fiction, Autobiography, Memoirs, Biography,  Western, Mystery, Sports.  Genres NOT accepted: Erotica, paranormal,  Science Fiction, Young Adult. Nonfiction is accepted: autobiographies, memoirs, biographies, and history of all kinds.

Curling Up By The Fire

Reviewer Stephanie will accept indie and small press on a case by case basis. Well-organized site that also hosts giveaways and other promotions.  http://www.curlingupbythefire.blogspot.com/Accepts: suspense, mystery, thriller, fantasy, YA, paranormal, historical fiction, science-fiction. Does NOT accept: Erotica. Posts to: LibraryThing, Amazon, Goodreads. Please query before submitting.

Deco My Heart
Main blog URL: http://www.joyanne-decomyheart.blogspot.com Contact via e-mail: Joyce.Williams2@yahoo.com. Will accept: fiction, Christian fiction, mysteries, clean romance. Genres that NOT accepted: erotica, paranormal.  Accepts some nonfiction: memoirs, autobiographies, self help, religious, etc. NO adult content or erotica.

Dive Under the Cover
Main reviewer’s name: Shelly Greninger. This website http://diveunderthecover.blogspot.com/ accepts YA, paranormal, romance, contemporary romance, sci-fi, horror, mystery, thriller, etc...DOES NOT accept:  poetry, most non-fiction. Contact via e-mail (on  her review policy page)


E&K Family Book Reviews
Reviewer accepts: Junior Fiction, YA Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Military, Dystopia, Children's Literature, Picture Books. Does NOT accept: Romance Novels. Will accepts some non-fiction: cookbooks, how-to-manuals, and biographies. http://www.ekfamilybooks.blogspot.com Will accept some adult-themed books on a case-by-case basis.


Edgy Inspirational Romance

Reviewer accepts ONLY Christian romance on a case by case basis. Contact the author first before submitting, she will request a sample chapter. http://edgyinspirational.blogspot.com/ Very nice blog design and frequently updated. 500+ followers. 

Free Book Reviews
Reviewer Albert accepts small press and Indie books for review. http://freebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Does NOT accept erotica. Prefers ebooks. Hosts blog tours and also giveaways as promotional opportunities for authors. Posts reviews to: Amazon. Smashwords, Hubpages, Facebook, Twitter, Yousaytoo, Zimbio, Goodreads, Shelfari. Contact info clearly stated on the blog.
Gabina 
Reviewer Fran posts to ; Main blog URL: http://tillie49.wordpress.com and http://gabina49.wordpress.com. This blogger is prolific, and posts to all the major websites, including Amazon, Facebook, Bookmasons, and BookBlogs. She gives incredibly detailed reviews, and hosts a radio show on blog talk. Authors may be interviewed for her radio program. Please check her submission guidelines before submitting. She does media kits for authors.
Historical Novel Review
Just like it sounds-- this group of bloggers reviews only Historical Fiction. Will accept ONLY: historical fiction novels:
- trade paperback, hardcovers, or advanced reading copies.  NO EBOOKS. This is a well-organized and respected site.Contact director Mirella Patzer for submissions. Updated daily.

Hysterical Reader
Main blog URL: http://hystericalreader.weebly.com   Best method of contact: email (sara.edens55 AT gmail.com) Genres accepted:  mystery, thriller, YA, romance, and most others. Genres NOT accepted: LGBT, erotica. Do you accept nonfiction? Yes: history, Christian/Spiritual, self-help, others on a case-by-case basis

I am a Reader, Not a Writer

Blogger reads clean fairy tales, fantasy and romance. Books must be "family friendly", meaning free of language, gratuitous violence and sex scenes. Check the bloggers review guidelines and contact before submitting. Frequently updated. Posts to Goodreads, and has 5,000 Goodreads friends.

Iowa Bookworm
Main blog URL: iowabookworm.blogspot.com Main reviewer’s name: Shannon Doner. Will accept: fiction, historical non-fiction, biography, short story. Prefers submissions in hard copy format. Genres NOT accepted: Political. Contact before submitting.


JanetteFuller.Com; Books, Inspiration and Life
Main blog URL: http://janettefuller.blogspot.com Main reviewer’s name: Janette Fuller. Genres accepted: Non-Fiction, memoirs, children's books, Christian books. Genres NOT accepted: Erotic -she accepts very few novels or adult fiction.

Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Main blog URL:  http://jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot.com/ Accepts: mystery thrillers, contemporary romance and chicklit, as well as some other genres on a case-by-case basis. Does NOT accept (in general): erotica. Posts to: amazon, b&n, smashwords, goodreads, shelfari, etc. Contact at: jerseygirlbookreviewsATyahooDOTcom.
Just Reviews
(Previously My Gabina) Main blog URL: http://tillie49.wordpress.com/ Best method of contact: riffyone@optonline.net Genres accepted: See submission guidelines on the website. Genres NOT accepted: erotica. Will accept nonfiction on a case-by-case basis. Accepts only print copies.
KC Book Girl
Main blog URL: www.kansascitybookgirl.blogspot.com  Genres accepted: Romance, Contemporary
romance, Young Adult, Paranormal romance, Adult romance, and some  Erotica. Genres NOT accepted: Non- fiction, cookbooks,  memoirs. 

 
Kindred Spirit Mommy
This blog mainly reviews Christian books and children's books.http://kindredspiritmommy.com/ Contact directly. 
Literary R & R
Reviewer Mandy accepts books on a case by case basis. http://literaryrr.blogspot.com/  Contact before submitting. Currently accepting all genres.

LL Book ReviewA Long-running, well organized review site (since 2008) that accepts most fiction genres. http://llbookreview.com/ There is a form on the website to submit a review request, please follow submission guidelines.

Luxury Reading
Main blog URL: http://luxuryreading.com/. Will accept most genres on a case by case basis. Must query first. The site is collaborative and also hosts blog tours.
Mama's Book Corner
Review policy is clearly stated on the website. Main blog URL: http://www.mamasbookcorner.blogspot.com/ Genres that accepted: young adult, fantasy, general fiction,  mystery/suspense, historical fiction, science fiction, thrillers, etc. I also
have children and will accept children's books.Genres NOT  accepted: western, graphic novels, erotica
Man of La BookSerious male reviewer who accepts self-published books, but only if they are professionally edited.http://manoflabook.com Accepts:  History, historical fiction, Jewish themes, Jewish protagonist, biographies, fiction about Africa and the Middle East, fiction and non-fiction espionage.Genres that he DOES NOT accept: Horror, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal, or chick-lit.



Midwest Book Review (★★★★ Long-running, well respected site, Highly Influential)The Midwest Book Review has been around since the seventies and they are highly respected. You might not be able to get your book reviewed right away, but there's a good chance that you will-- they give top priority to self-published authors. There's no guarantee that you will get reviewed, but this one is really worth a try. A really big fish.

Mike Draper
Main Blug URL: http://mikedraperinguilford.blogspot.com  Genres accepted: mystery and thrillers ONLY. Posts book reviews to Goodreads, Shelfari, Library Thing, Google. Only accepts physical copies. 

My Book Addiction and More
Main blog URL: www.mybookaddictionandmore.com  Contact on blog. Genres accepted: romance (all sub-genres),fiction, Christian, Children's,Young Adult, Audio,erotica(with limits),non-fiction(with limits) Genres NOT accepted: none outright, will accept books on a case by case basis. Also posts reviews: Amazon, BN Librarything, Shelfair, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

My Life. One Story at a Time
Main blog URL: http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com. Reviewer Donna accepts: non-fiction (memoirs), romance, suspense, historical romance/fiction, chick lit, contemporary romance, and sometimes comedy/humor. Doe NOT accept:  Horror, Erotica, YA, Paranormal, Sci-Fi,


My Words Ate Me

Reviewer Izzy accepts anything Young Adult or Middle Grade. No erotica, NO adult material. Pbooks only (no ebooks). Will accept some non-fiction (pop-science) on a case-by-case basis. A good resource for YA.http://mywordsateme.blogspot.com/  Very cute blog that is frequently updated. Nice professionalism-- all the book covers are posted and listings are precise.
OkBo Lover
Reviewer prefers: Fantasy, Sci-fi, Historical Fiction, mystery/thriller/suspense, YA novels. Does not accept: Christian, romance, E-Books, and self-help books. Contact before submitting. CONFIRMED DIRECTLY. 

Reading is my Superpower
Main blog URL: http://superfastreader.com Main reviewer’s name:  Annie the Superfast Reader
Best method of contact:  email or contact form on site. Genres that you accept:  chick lit, young adult, middle grade, fantasy, Christian, literary fiction, some historical fiction. Genres that you do NOT accept:  war, espionage, thriller, horror, political, comedy, erotica. Will accept some nonfiction on a case-by-case basis



Red Square Reviews 
URL: http://RedSquareReviews.com This site id collaborative (eight reviewers). A printed book is required for submission. Genres accepted: Most fiction and non-fiction, including children’s books.
Genres NOT accepted:   

Silver's Reviews
Reviewer ( http://silversolara.blogspot.com/ )accepts mystery, suspense, thrillers, family dynamics, light historical fiction, fiction, women's fiction, female protagonists etc. Does NOT accept anything with vampires or science fiction. Fiction only-- will accept non-fiction only rarely. No erotica, no adult themes. Contact information and submission guidelines are on the blog. preferred e-mail is: silversolara AT gmail DOT com Will accept ebooks (iPad).
Sunset Reader Reviews
Main blog URL: http://sunsetreaderreviews.blogspot.comReviewer Mineliz (Minnie) accepts: Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Young Adult(YA). She does NOT accept: Horror, Science, Philosophy, religious, or children's books. Pet peeve: when authors do not send the books in a timely manner, or when authors try to influence the review.
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Susan Heim on ParentingReviewer Susan Heim is a published author (Chicken Soup for the Soul series) as well as an influential reviewer. Don't send sloppy or unedited content. http://susanheim.blogspot.com/ Will accept: young adult, adult fiction, historical fiction, children's books, self-help, religious, memoirs. Does NOT accept: Erotica or Horror. Will accept some non-fiction: Inspirational, self-help, motivational, memoirs


The Active Voice
Main blog URL: http://the-active-voice.com Genres accepted: I will consider a book in almost  any genre, fiction or non-fiction.  My  selectivity  isn't applied to a book's genre, but to its  quality.  I want to find and promote outstanding books. You won't get  a  negative review from me (though I might point out a weakness or two). If your book doesn't grab me, or if I think it's not strong enough, I just won't review it. Genres that NOT accepted: I  don't  review  cookbooks, how-to manuals, or other books that would require  me to apply the book's contents in order to assess the its quality.
The Book Diva's Reads
A new review website that focuses mainly on romance. Reviewer also accepts: Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers, Fantasy, and Contemporary/Modern Fiction. http://thebookdivasreads.blogspot.com/ Reviewer does NOT accept erotica or adult themes; no science fiction.

The Book Review

This blogger accepts self-published books gladly, but requests an e-mail first to check if the genre is acceptable and if he is not backlogged with review requests. Contact Allen at his blog: http://www.reallyrandomsite.com/thebookreview/

The Book Tree

Popular blog with lots of reviews and author interviews. Contact reviewer before submitting, or requesting an author interview.The Fairytale Nerd
Main Blog URL :  http://thefairytalenerd.blogspot.com/  Reviewer JoAnne accepts strictly young adult books (young adult paranormal romance, fantasy, dystopian; sometimes contemporary YA lit). Genres  NOT accepted: anthologies, erotica, middle-grade, men's fiction. Does not accept nonfiction. Contact before submitting.

The Flaneur
Main blog URL: http://www.flaneur.me.uk  Main reviewer’s name: Jonathan Powell. Best method of contact: bookreviewsAT flaneur.me.uk. Genres accepted: Literary fiction, historical, poetry, art and culture, picture books, humor, Christian. Genres NOT accepted: Adult, erotica, paranormal, romance, true crime, western, horror,  Nonfiction genres accepted: arts, culture, biography, autobiography, cuisine, fashion, photography. No adult content, please.

The Flashlight Reader

Reviewer Alanna is a middle school Language Arts teacher, and she works with students 12-16 years old. She prefers to review books and content that would interest that age group. Accepts: children's books, YA, paranormal romance, fantasy, poetry, historical fiction (I prefer books that focus on American or European history), fairy tales, mythology, folktales, realistic fiction, action/adventure, short stories, romance (not graphic... "clean" relationship stories), mysteries, ghost stories, sci-fi and non-fiction (depending on the topic). Does NOT accept: EROTICA or any adult content. Will accept some non-fiction on a case-by-case basis. http://www.aflashlightreader.blogspot.com/ Her review policy and contact information is clearly listed on the site.


The Next Best Book Blog
http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com Reviewer Lori accepts most forms of adult literary fiction and experimental fiction. Does NOT accept: Non-Fiction, YA, Self-Help, Historical, and Romance/Erotica. Contact information is on the website. Please check her review guidelines and submissions policy before contacting her.


Unorthodox Mama
Main Blog URL; http://unorthodoxmama.com/ Genres accepted: Science fiction, fantasy, children's books, picture  books, young adult fiction, historical fiction, non fiction, steampunk, cyber  punk. Reviewer will also accept parenting, bopgraphies, and educational books. Genres NOT accepted: Romance and  Erotica.

Welcome to My Life

A relatively new blogger, but posts serious reviews. Will do author interviews and other author promo if asked.http://samajama27.blogspot.com/ contact at samajama27 AT yahoo DOT com. Will accept most genres on a case-by-case basis. 
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