Do you love to read? Are you interested in getting free books to read (and keep or giveaway)? I am a bookworm – always have been. Over the past few years I have teamed up with many publishers, authors and companies to read and review hundreds of books! If you are already reviewing books, maybe some of these tips will help you find new books. If you are new to this, then welcome to the exciting hobby of Book Reviewer. This post includes Amazon Affiliate links.
What about you? Do you review book? Where do you get them and where do you post your reviews? I’d love to check them out.
How to be a Book Reviewer
Review on a Blog:If you are interested in reviewing books, you need a place to post your reviews. The traditional venue for posting reviews is on a blog. You can start a blog just for your reviews or add them as a new category on your existing blog. Whether you choose to use a blog or social media, you need to make sure you can share them with the world.
Review on InstagramThere are some people who review books but don’t want to blog. Some of these book reviewers are turning to Instagram to post their thoughts on their latest books. They post a picture of the book in their Instagram feed and give a full review in the description. You can search #bookreview, #bookreviewer, #advancedreadercopy and other similar hashtags to get an idea of how readers are using Instagram to post book reviews.
Find the Books
- Start with what you already have on your shelf. In order to get started with some companies, you need to prove that you can write reviews. So start by reviewing the book you just finished reading.
- Use your Library. Check out a few new books and review them. Again, you are just proving to the publishers that you will be contacting that you are serious about reading and writing reviews. People love to read about the brand new books on the New York Times Best Seller List. If you need an idea of where to start, hop over and get inspired!