Thursday, March 19, 2009

Calling All Reviewers!

There are times when I know I'm just asking for trouble, but I'll admit that I'm at a loss as to how I should proceed.

So, maybe it's just best if I layout the situation and let my fabulous readers give me a hand with this.

As I mentioned earlier this month, my publisher is not doing regular, formal Advanced Reader Copies (ARC) for Dayhunter (scheduled for release on April 28). However, they have created a more informal version of the book in the form of a bound printout. I have received just a handful of copies and I would like to send these out to reviewers. I have already contacted a couple reviewers and they have agreed to look at the book ahead of its release.

I am searching for at least 2 more reviewers for Dayhunter.

My requirements:

If you would like to throw your name in the hat for one of the advanced copies of Dayhunter, please keep in mind that I would like for the review to be posted as close to the release date of Dayhunter (which is on April 28). The goal here is to get a buzz going about the book ahead of its release.

I would also prefer it that you have already read Nightwalker. While Dayhunter can be read as a stand-alone novel, I think you would get a fuller experience if you've read the first book in the series.

To throw your name in the hat, please send me an email at:

jocelynnDOTdrakeATgmailDOTcom (replace the DOT and AT with matching symbols)

I need your name, mailing address, a quick note of your interest in reviewing the book, and a link to your website and/or blog. I will be making my choices over the weekend.

I'll admit that I'm not 100% sure of the criteria I will use to choose the reviewers. It will most likely be based on website appearance, standing in the reviewing/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Fantasy community, and word of mouth from other authors. I will do my best to be as fair as possible. If there is a rush of interest, I will contact my publisher and see if I can get a couple more copies, but I can't make any promises.

Thanks for your help in this matter!

3 comments:

Jessica Kennedy said...

Great idea Jocelynn!

I sent you my info!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Jocelynn!

Sent my info in as well!

Dottie

Jessica said...

Hey Jocelynn, I sent my info. I am a rookie reviewer but I am so ready to take the plunge and go professional!