This week I’m piggybacking on a great idea that was originally posted on the blog kaylaannauthor.wordpress.com, just last Wednesday. Here on writerreaderteacher.wordpress.com I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting my own “Children’s Book Review Lottery”.
Writers and illustrators can get plenty of craft and network support from critique groups, mentors, societies, guilds, etc. But one area we need more help with is getting reviews. In her post, KaylaAnn pointed out it takes 50 reviews to get your title to pop up with the marketing tags of, “Customers who viewed this item also viewed this . . .”
In order to get visibility you need reviews, we all do. What better way to support fellow writers than to offer a book review lottery!
I will choose one title per “Children’s Book Review Lottery”. Entrants can be picture books, early chapter, chapter books, or middle grade books. At the end of the month I will post my review to Amazon, Goodreads, WordPress, Twitter and Instagram (story). As Kayla offered in her blog, I will only post a review if I feel comfortable giving it 3 stars or more. If I feel that the book deserves less than 3 stars, I will send my review directly to the author and ask if they still want me to post it on Amazon (only). I will do “Children’s Book Review Lotteries” as often as time and money allow.
All that’s left for you to do is to enter. Just leave the title of your book, a link to it and a compelling blurb in the comments at the end of this post. In order for your entry to qualify you need all three requirements. I will let you know personally if your book has been chosen.
I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing your book!
I'm a teacher for the visually impaired and blind, and a children's book author. Most often I can be found either with my nose in a book, a pen in my hand, or laptop before me, depending on the stage of my work in progress.
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