Jess - could you please 'friend' me on FB - I have tried sending you a message but not sure if you will get it. My FB page is my book 'The Palaver Tree' - it's very new(the FB page) and maybe some problem with my privacy settings that I have to look at but I dont see the add friend button! Thanks!
Hi everyone! I just want y'all to know I am still around and I am reviewing books for the circle, though I don't post a whole lot here in the forums. I do read the thread every day! Since I have additional review commitments in addition to the circle, I'm pretty slow but as long as you're willing to forgive it I want to be a part of the circle. I'm on Facebook. Let me know when we move and what I need to do and I'll join up if you still want me.
The group is called Indie Author's Review Circle and at the moment has two documents in the documents section of the group. The first has the rules and the second has the current content of the second post in this thread.
At the moment I've made it so people only get on the list of books to be reviewed when they've reviewed a book. That should help stop drive by requests who never intend to follow up on helping out themselves.
Hi Jess - good job! That is a great start and we will have to see what others think but I am all for a review before a member gets on the 'books to be reviewed list.'
I have two facebook pages - a 'family' one in my own name and one I have only just set up in the name of my book. The family one I am fine with but the 'book' one (The PalaverTree) is in the new timeline format and I have to spend time over this long weekend on it. I wanted to 'friend' you from there but I cant find a way to do it and think it may be my settings - but will certainly look into it and try to solve that this weekend.
Hi Karen: Please email me about the bookcover whenever you get a chance. I have misplaced your email address. Hope the review group is going well. Get in touch whenever you find time. I know you are busy. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanx a bunch.
I'm new to the thread and publishing in general and so I thought I'd ask a couple of questions first.
If we are encouraged not to review authors who have reviewed us but we should only review authors in genres we enjoy, doesn't that reduce us to zero reviews statistically speaking?
Should we post something about ourselves here (briefly) to give an idea to potential reviewers/reviewies who we are so that there are no surprises? The first example that comes to mind is that while I enjoy fantasy and science fiction and have just published my debut novel, an epic fantasy that is the first of four in the series, these genres are prone to have GLBT (e.g. Mercedes Lackey) or erotic themes to them. I would not be able to finish the novel, much less leave a good review because of religious and political beliefs. However, I loved the Terry Goodkind books and he was preachy about his political/philosophical beliefs throughout the series.