There’s a local convention coming up at the end of July. They do a sci-if/fantasy book exchange. I was thinking that if authors were interested in donating a physical copy of their novel, I would enter it in said book exchange. Signed copy, possibly?
There’s a limit of three, however. The decision would be made by random drawing of those that signed up?
Of course I’d leave a note with both mine and the authors information asking the reader to provide their thoughts via review and/or social media.
Anyone interested in contributing?
So, I’ve been thinking about creating a Patreon so I can devote more time to shaping this blog and website the way I want. Working 50+ hours a week doesn’t leave a whole lot of free time, and there’s so much I want to offer without having to charge authors.
A few ideas I have are: offering audio critques that go a bit more in depth than my actual review. I’ve been toying with the idea of a vlog series where there’s a round table discussion/reactions to an audio reading of a novel. Book exchanges, giveaways, a newsletter, and other discussion prompts are also all on the table. Eventually, I’d like to offer editing services. However, I don’t have nearly the amount of time to do that currently.
What rewards would I offer? Access to the vlogs/critiques (with author permission)? Drawings into book giveaways? Interviews? Social media promotions?
I’m thinking the editing service could be a top-tier one. I’m genuinely curious as to all of your thoughts/ideas/opinions.
I’ve been having the time of my life just doing reviews, and I’d really like to build it into a long-term career.
Comment below and let me know what you think!