All authors rely on reviews to help spread the word and market their books. However, generating reviews can be challenging as there are millions of authors and not enough reviewers and bloggers to read everything that is pitched to them. Therefore, if authors were more open to helping each other by swapping books and leaving reviews on sites such as Goodreads and Amazon, then everyone will benefit. Don't think of other authors as your competition! If you cooperate, everyone wins.
Swap published eBook files only! Do not share your personal details such as address or phone number.
Published books have a registered ISBN number and this will protect your copyright.
Do not share ARCS (Advanced Review Copies) as your copyright is not yet protected.
Remember that you are asking for an honest opinion. Some reviews may not be a glowing 5-star rating. Don't be offended by critical feedback, try to learn from it. Equally, try to be constructive when leaving reviews. Think of each other as "critical friends".
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