Today, I want to pass on a few free resources for Authors. If you are published, soon to be published or an avid reader, these sites are for you.
As always, check out the Indie Author Support and Discussion for author resources, our upcoming critiques of our work, and join in the fun. Our site is expanding and there are exciting changes coming in the future. Here you can chat with many talented authors, find new releases and some great writing.
The second is Onlinebookclub.org. Here you can upload your book for a free review. They will give honest feedback and have a huge following of readers. Once your book is reviewed, the reviewer blogs it (and sometimes adds it to Goodreads and Amazon). A few of these bloggers have large followings.
The third is Bookvetter.com. On this site, reviewers and authors read and rate books based on plot, writing, formatting and content. There is a form where you can give the author feedback. You must participate in this site by giving reviews of the books you have read. Read the site rules before you join. It is free.
From their site: “What’s the difference between a Vetted Book and a pre-vetted book?
All books at Bookvetter start out as pre-vetted books. Pre-vetted books are only reviewed by the author/peer community as these books may be requiring draft reviews and the quality of the content has not yet been independently verified. The time and talent of the book review blogger community is too precious to waste on this kind of material.
A Vetted Book is a book that has been submitted for a published review and been judged worthy of a larger reading audience by an authors unbiased peers. A published review consists of six peer reviews, with the cumulative score determining whether or not a book receives the status of Vetted. Only books with the Vetted Book status are offered to the book review bloggers community for additional review.
Thus, the fine distinction is pre-vetted books are reviewed only by the author/peer community, which if the book is undergoing a published review can result in the book being awarded Vetted Book status. Vetted Books are offered to the book review blogger community for review and are only reviewed by book review bloggers.”
The fourth resource that I’d like to tell you about today is the Book Report. This site is a must for anyone who has more than one book on KDP. This ‘add on’ will show you which books are selling, and how much each book has made on any given day, month or for a year.
The fifth is Reader’s Gazette. This site is wonderful. After they accept your book, they tweet it often and you’re given a full page blog about your novel. It takes a while for them to accept your completed novel, sorry, erotica is not accepted at this time. The rewards, however, are worth the wait.
There are many more that I’d like to get to in the following months. Please send me your favorite sites so I can add them, and help another author in need.