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Friday, July 29, 2011

Seeking Book Blogs to Help Authors Get Reviews

After doing the guest post on Wendy's blog about reviews, I realized how helpful it would be to have a list of book reviewing blogs for writers to research when they have a new release coming out.

The two I follow are Thoughts in Progress (Mason Canyon) and Fabulosity Reads (Wendy). I setup a sidebar link feature with these two excellent reviewers. But I sure would like to find more!!

If you or someone you know would like to be listed here as a book reviewer, please let me know in the comments. Online book reviews are a terrific resource for authors to get the word out about their books. Thanks for your help!

27 comments:

  1. Because I write mysteries, I have a list of mystery book reviewer blogs that might be interested in reading my book.

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  2. I review books on my site, and we love having advance copies of books sent to our indy bookshop in London NW3.

    Helena xx

    www.helenahalme.blogspot.com

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  3. For anyone who needs science fiction reviewers, I have a list in my sidebar.

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  4. I review everything except erotica and I'm not a huge fan of romance. I also do guest spots and giveaways. I am always looking for new authors to read and accept kindle and print books.

    Scott
    Http://indiebookblogger.blogspot.com

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  5. I review YA, adult sci fi and fantasy when I can get my hands on new books. Lately I've been pulling out some of my old favorites. Fridays are the day for me if I have a review.

    And I would love to review more! I wouldn't mind other genres--I actually enjoy good mysteries, crime, chick lit--no erotica though.

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  6. See how my link list is shaping up! And I have a call out on Twitter as well. Alex and Clarissa, I'll go to your blogs and see what you have. By Monday, I should have a pretty nice list of reviewers for authors to draw from.

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  7. I review about everything except nonfiction, although my favorite genres are fantasy, mystery, and horror. I also love YA.

    http://suroundedbybooksreviews.blogspot.com

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  8. I enjoy reviewing books on my website and blog--Romance, Paranormal Romance, YA Romance, Paranormal YA Romance (seeing a theme here?), Gay Romance, Erotica, Gay Erotica...

    http://jleighbailey.webs.com
    http://www.storiesofthedrakon.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Karen .. great thought .. I'm sure you'll find a few to get the ball rolling .. Have a great weekend .. Hilary

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  10. Hi Karen. Great idea. Why wasn't it done before? I collaborate on a book review blog, Reading at Dawn: http:readingatdawn.blogspot.com and also write reviews on my blog, L'Aussie and do author guest posts.

    Thanks for doing this.

    Denise

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  11. Hi again. Well, I wrote the address of Reading at Dawn incorrectly.

    Try: http://readingatdawn.blogspot.com

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  12. I also follow Thoughts in Progress, but have you noticed Afterglow Book Reviews? Several of our bleeps contribute, and it's all book reviews. Just fyi~ :o)

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  13. What a great and incredibly helpful idea, Karen; thank you!

    I post book reviews every other Tuesday on Bird’s-eye View, http://michellefayard.blogspot.com, and run the author interview that Thursday, usually in conjunction with a giveaway contest; this can be either a book or a service such as a query or first 200 words critique.

    All reviews that post on Bird’s-eye View also go on www.amazon.com and www.goodreads.com. I also include the book on my blog page Books by Blogging Friends.

    I am open to most fiction genres and age levels, although I tend to shy away from sci-fi and fantasy and especially love historical fiction and mysteries.

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  14. Karen, you're a genius! Great idea ;)

    EL

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  15. I've read a few bloggers books, but not sure if I have much time to do any more this summer. Maybe this fall when the editing of Opening is finished I could do a few reviews.

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  16. This is so helpful, Karen. Thanks!

    Jai

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  17. I don't know if you've ever checked out MizB's "Teaser Tuesday"s, but there are tons of bloggers who participate who are mostly book bloggers. Her link is:
    http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/

    And I also post reviews whenever I read a book.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  18. This is a fantastic idea. I'm already bookmarking sites.

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  19. Hi Karen,

    I came through after reading Deniz's post. I review romance novels and post on more than ten different sites. The links are on the sidebar of my blog.

    And every week I feature an author with giveaways.

    Thanks, you came up with a great idea!

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  20. What a great idea, Karen. I'll have to read your previous post.

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  21. I already did read your previous post! I'm traveling, so I'm a little scattered. Sorry!

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  22. I know that there are countless book reviewing sites, but I wanted to get links of reviewers that I either know and follow, or that are recommended to me. It narrows the field somewhat to have a list of bloggers who are willing to accept a reviewing request.

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  23. Hi I am a Book Reviewer and would like to be included on this site to review some books. I already review books for Macmillan Cancer.org.uk and another company in america where I have reviewed well over 6 books and counting

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  24. Hi I would like to sign up as a book reviewer on this site. I already write book reviews for Cancer Macmillan UK and another site in America and Amzaon and goodread

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  25. Hi, I have a book review site at http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-lives.blogspot.co.uk/ and have recently started accepting review requests (though I've been blogging a lot longer) and would appreciate the mention :)

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