Every writer know it’s easier to pull chicken teeth than get a book review. I mean without paying for it and providing the books. Despite all this it doesn’t guarantee a review at all.
I found this by accident. Yes, I stumbled upon it as spammers like to say when they find you. Now, I don’t know if all of these reviewer actually work or not. I read a few to see if they were genuine. Those I visited appeared to actually reviewers. I saw that each had their own system of requirements rating. Most are paid but I saw a few freebies among the fold. I didn’t find a lot of “I’m not accepting books’ right now. That’s a good thing…
Reedsy Book Reviewers
A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written.
The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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No harm is meant to chickens. No one tried to pull their teeth. It’s an old proverb meaning when something is difficult next to impossible to obtain.
Scientists *have* discovered the rarest of things: a *chicken* with *teeth*
Hi, I think a great idea is to ask those who are top reviewers on Amazon to review your book. You can find them by reading reviews on Amazon. Log into your Amazon account and send them a message. The only harm done is they say no. 🙂
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Thanks, for visiting and your input. I have seen these reviewers comments. Sounds like a great idea.
Don’t bother. Most of these reviewers act as if they are doing you such a huge favor. Some are rude and will lie to you. Make up excuses for not reviewing your books unless you pay them. Some will speak condescending to you as if you are dumb.
Most I have encountered are rude people who act as if their time is so much more important than yours. However you were getting review before. Keep doing it. I see one of your books has nearly 800 reviews on your blog. Keep going that way until a better system is implement. It doesn’t matter where a review is left.
Thanks for the head up Kurt, I’m sorry to hear of your terrible experiences. I’m sure there are some nice ones out there.
All of them aren’t terrible. You have to communicate with the reviewer to learn if they are right for your book.
I presume the same as you would any other type of service you wish to engage in.
Hi there, I enjoy reading your post and is glad someone is talking about this. I wanted to write a little comment to support your article. Reedsy Reviewers used to be great until everyone started charging outlandish prices and serving a hot case of attitudes. I mean the average person’s review is not Kirkus Review so why should you pay that kind of money when it carries no real weight?
Reviews are important but I don’t think they could be the told sum of a book. I think other factors should be included like is the book only good to a selective segment of the population? I don’t think a book dies on the vine because Amazon’s algorithm says so. I say it’s up to the author or their relatives to keep it on the front line.
Hi Tarnish, thanks for your support and thanks for visiting.
I can’t comment of Reedsy Reviewers I have never been able to afford them. LOL!
But I agree with you; I, too, doesn’t think a book dies on the vine because of a placement in rating. I agree. It’s up to the author to keep it in the public’s eye.