A lot of publishers have different programs available for bloggers to get books for review. Some bloggers have a difficult time getting up the courage to contact publishers directly for review copies myself included. For us, there are programs like Blogging For Books.
What is Blogging For Books? Well this is from their website:
Blogging for Books is brought to you by the friendly folks at The Crown Publishing Group. This program was designed for one purpose: Give out free books to bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
It’s a win/win really. Bloggers get free books (who doesn’t love a free book!) and The Crown Publishing Group gets bloggers talking about our books (we love it when people buzz about our books!).
For more info about the Blogging for Books program check out our FAQ page.
It’s pretty simple. You sign up for an account and choose your first book. It takes a little over a week for your book to arrive. Once you’ve finished with the book, it’s yours! Put up your review on your blog and fill in the review form on the Blogging For Books website. Then you may request your next book.
Note: Most of the books in the program right now are adult, not YA (And I highly recommend requesting Dear Luke, We Need To Talk. -Darth by John Moe. I laughed all the way through).
1. Review the book you request. That is the entire point of the program, let’s not cheat the system, ok? Besides, you cannot request a new book until you review the last one.
2. Look at all the categories for available books, you never know what you will find.
3. Be open to new things. Sometimes you may not find something you think you’ll love right away, give something a chance. I’ve found some really cool books.
Give the program a shot!