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Book Review Blogs with Massive Followers!
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Hi Authors!  For my second post, here is a list of 14 book review blogs (some geared towards YA and fantasy), which collectively have over 50,000 followers!  I researched about 500 book blogs and these were the ones with the most followers and current activity.  Try to contact these sites first to review your new or upcoming release for some widespread exposure! 

 

www.yafantasyguide.com

www.thestorysiren.com

www.bookalicio.us

www.iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com

www.readergirlz.blogspot.com

www.yabookshelf.com

www.yzocaet.blogspot.com

www.novelnovice.com

www.pageturnersblog.com

www.mundiemoms.blogspot.com

www.pureimaginationblog.com

www.readingteen.net

www.lafemmereaders.blogspot.com

www.thebookishtype.blogspot.com

 

WHAT TO HAVE READY TO SEND TO THE REVIEWER:

In an email make a polite request asking that their site review your book.  Try to personalize the message to each site. Make sure to mark your subject line with 'Review Request', your name, and book title.  

 

Include or attach:
Synopsis of your book
Short excerpt

 

The following may also be helpful for the reviewer:
Cover art in jpg format
Author photo in jpg format and author bio

Link to book website
Links to author's website and/or blog
Link to video trailer if available

 

If they are interested, they will respond.  If you get a good review, ask them to post it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Also ask if you can use an excerpt of their review on your site.

 

Any other helpful tips out there???

 

Good Luck!  Jan

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Comments
  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Thanks Meghan!!!! 

  • Meghan Ciana Doidge

    Thanks for sharing your many hours of research (and experience!!)

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Deborah - hi there fellow author!!  I hope you find this info and my other promotion/marketing posts useful.  And thanks for friending me on FB!  Have a great week - Jan

  • Deborah Batterman

    This is very reassuring, since some of these reviewers I've already targeted. It's great, though, to see have this list at the proverbial fingertip. You really are a treasure trove of information . . .

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Thanks for visiting!  And thanks for the suggestion about leaving comments on the sites, great tip!!!

  • Rebecca Burke

    OMG. What a great list! Thank you, thank you.

     

    I appreciate the tips on how solicit reviews as well. When I've visited blogs for this purpose, I make sure to read some entries and compliment the bloggers on things I like about their sites, writing, book choices, etc.

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Hi Mary Lynne! I am glad you stopped by!  Jan

  • Mary Lynne McLintock

    I'm a long way from this stage, but I've bookmarked this and will be thrilled to have it as a resource when I get my WIP all done and finely tuned. That WILL happen someday!

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Awesome Jenni!  Glad you found it useful!!!

  • Jenni Wiltz

    This is great information!  I've been looking for something just like this.  Thank you so much!

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Have you been over to bookblogs?  It's very similar to this site.  I know they have a memoir group, and various nonfiction ones as well, with a lot of members.  Bookblogs is free too, and you don't have to blog to join - its a way to connect with others and find reviewers for your work.  I post my blog over there as well.  Jan

  • Susan Bennett

    I'm looking for a reviewer for non-fiction/memoirs... ideas?

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Thanks for visiting my blog Jessica!!  Jan

  • Jessica Keener

    What a generous post! Thank you.

    Jessica

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Hi Linda - I am so glad you found this helpful!  Goods luck!  Jan

  • Linda Gartz

    I've bookmarked this post for when I'm ready to publish. Thanks for doing all that legwork!

     

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Thanks Stephanie H!  I'm glad you checked it out!

  • Stephanie Haddad

    Great list!! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Thanks Stephanie!  You all have made my day by posting such nice comments!

  • This is AWESOME! Thank you so much.

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Hi Brenda and Tania - thanks for visiting and Good Luck!  Jan

  • Yes, Jan.  We belong to several of the same groups.

  • Another hands-on action plan post--this one for getting work to high visibility reviewers--very generous Jan. Bless you for the specifics of what to have at reviewer's fingertips.

  • Brenda McCreight

    Thank you so much for sharing this info.

  • Jan Fischer Wade

    Susi - And thank you for reading my post!