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Like the chance to read my stuff before it hits Amazon? Read on
It is critically important to get reviews on new books as soon as they launch. You probably weigh reviews highly when making a decision whether to try a new author or rely on an old favorite - I know that I do. Apart from helping to persuade people to give a new writer a shot, reviews help drive early sales which, in turn, means that Amazon takes notice and starts to market on my behalf. And no-one markets books better than Amazon.
In order to make that happen, I have a small team of Advance Readers. It's pretty simple and is, I hope, good fun. It involves them being sent a copy of whatever book I've just finished and then, when it is published, firing up a quick and honest review. Simple as that. Some members of the team have picked up errors that I've been able to correct and others have suggested changes to the plot that I have incorporated.
Apart from getting a copy of the book before anyone else, I try and say thanks with some nice bonuses. In some circumstances, I offer signed print editions and there should, soon, be free audiobooks (and those two items alone can be worth thirty dollars).
I try and keep the team relatively compact. There are a couple of vacancies at the moment and if you would like to get involved, please let me know.