In a previous post, 3 Easy Ways to Read the Latest Books on a Budget, we discussed some simple ways to feed your book craze without breaking the bank. As promised, today’s post highlights several blogger book review programs I have discovered.
Perhaps, many of you are already aware of these programs but I remember launching into the world of blogs in 2010 and wondering how did these people manage to get their hands on all these good books. I definitely wanted in on it and found it difficult as blogger newbie to find the ins into this secret book society. In truth, it’s really not a secret but it would nice if there was some type of repository to keep up-to-date on all these programs.
10 Book Review Programs
1. BookSneeze: They have both print and e-books available. Booksneeze sends out a monthly newsletter informing participants of the latest books available for review. .Their latest newsletter included titles like Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst, Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado, and She Speaks by Michele Clark Jenkins.
2. Blogging for Books: This program is ran by Waterbrook Multnomah. It has a pretty simple sign-up and I like that they send out email notices monthly informing you of the different books they have available. According to their latest email, they have books such as The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck, The Gospel of Yes by Mike Glenn, Fearless by Eric Blehm and Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn available for review. They offer both print and e-books. (update 4/6/18 – this program is now closed)
3. Bethany House: Here is a link to the latest newsletter with the list of books available for review.
4. Tywebbin: Offers a quick simple sign-up to be host of one their virtual book tours. Books offered from this review program tend to be primarily African American books. In their latest email, the company was looking for blogs to host Wanda B. Campbell’s Liberation book tour.
5. Cross Focused Reviews: This program is a service of Cross Focused Media, LLC. Once you have signed up on their list, you will receive email notifications of available books on tour.
6. First Wild Card Tours: FIRST= Fiction *and non-fiction* in Rather Short Takes serves as a ministry not business linking authors of Christian books with readers who provide an honest review. The neat thing about this program is for each tour you sign up to be a part of, the FIRST team provides an HTML version of the post which includes the first chapter of the book and you can easily add your own review.
7. TLC Book Tours: Offers a quick sign up process to get on their list of tour hosts. The ladies with TLC typically have contacted me about books they think I may be interested in reading and we work out a specific date for me to post my review on my blog.
8. Tyndale Blog Network– This program is hosted by Tyndale House Publishers. Each month they send out a list of available books once you have been approved. Some of their latest titles include: The Language of Blessing by Joseph Cavanaugh III, The Briarpatch Gospel by Shayne Wheeler, and When Happily Ever After Shatters by Sue Birdseye.
9. NetGalley – This program offers books from a vast number of publishers. According to their website, “NetGalley is a service to promote and publicize forthcoming titles to readers of influence. If you are a reviewer, blogger, journalist, librarian, bookseller, educator, or in the media, you can use NetGalley for FREE to request and read titles before they are published.” This program offers digital copies of books only. They send out newsletters listing available titles as well.
10. The B& B Media – I have done several reviews through this program. Once you’re on their distribution list, you receive an email notification of available books they have and you simply fill out the form to be a part of that book’s tour. They give you a date the review must be posted by.
So this list provides a great start for book lovers/bloggers that are looking to review books. Each program offers free books in exchange for an honest review and have their own requirements for review length and where you must publish your reviews. However, even as I close out this post, I’m thinking of a few others I left off this list. So look for a second edition sometime in the future.
Happy Reading…until next time