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Read and review - free

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Friday, December 11, 2015,
We're running our own version of Netgalley. We'll provide the PDF of a title if you agree to review it on Goodreads, Amazon or your very own blog. If you hate the book, tell people. If it leaves you cold, fine. But if you love it, and we hope you do, then ring out the praises.
For the uninitiated, Netgalley is a review site that provides ebooks to booksellers, reviewers, librarians and keen readers. It's a fairly expensive venture for small publishers, however it does raise awareness of titles...
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Taking our book groups online

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Wednesday, March 4, 2015,
Change is never easy. We know that alterations to the Hookline process has not been popular among our book groups, but converting manuscripts to paperbacks and mailing them out was expensive. In addition, the ten-month judging process was too long.
We have kept some book groups on board but we have lost many.
In an effort to keep individual book group readers, especially those who own e-readers, we've set up online book groups on Facebook and Goodreads. 
I will post synopsis of manuscripts, and...
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Where, Dear Reader, do you leave your mark?

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Wednesday, August 15, 2012,
It used to be that reviews were limited to the literary pages of our weekend newspapers. The books were often put forward by publicists, and the reviews were written by editor-appointed experts.
Then came Amazon!
Amazon allowed us all to be reviewers, and we loved it. Giving us the opportunity to rate the books we bought made us feel close to this company - the website was ours, we were contributing to it. Of course, some authors tried to create fake reviews, pumping up their book's assets. And...
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