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Quality Book Reviews
c/o Terry South
952 McBrayer Lane
Maryville, TN. 37801
**Special thanks to Harper Collins for all the quality reads that you continue to send us. Please continue to send us the latest works of your wonderful authors. The latest book received is by Gregory Maguire, Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years. Before posting of this review I will be purchasing the entire series by Gregory Maguire and will post each review in order of the series, Book 1 to the final volume listed above.
** December, 2009: I would like to thank all the author’s and publishers for the books that you have provided over the last few years, and am very happy to say several large boxes of those books were given as donations to the area hospital to help with children’s research. **
Why should you want Quality Book Reviews to perform your next review?
1.) We review every book we receive.
2.) We concentrate on offering honest reviews & we offer reviews in which other readers can relate.
3.) We offer expedited reviews upon request.
4.) We offer timely reviews.
5.) We provide honest reviews.
6.) We accept requests made by publishers, authors or the authors agents.
7.) We offer 2 types of reviews:
1.) Review with rating scale, or
2.) Critical reviews without the rating scale.
CHECK OUR REVIEWS ON OUR OTHER SITES AS WELL:
** please note these sites are not updated as often maybe once a year and we use this as our primary site for our reviews
http://terrysouth.proboards83.com (new forum/message board/reading group/live chats, etc..)
we also send our reviews to Midwest Book Reviews, and amazon.
We also post reviews to Helium and Shvoong.
We also perform reviews for Reader Views, Armchair Interviews, Bookpleasures, as well as several other review companies. So exposure is wide and variable, great way to promote both the book as well as the authors.
Submit your ARC, Novel or Book for Review.
We would be happy to review your book and to give you free publicity. As with any reviewer, we do not give out good reviews, nor do we post or distribute bad reviews. These are Critical Reviews.
What we do with your book after review:
* keep your book in-house
* donate your book to the library
* use your book as a prize in one of our contests
* pass your book along to someone else for word-of-mouth advertising
Mysteries/Crime Fiction, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Children’s, Fantasy, Biographies, Memoirs, etc…
Detective, Suspense, Thrillers, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Forensic, etc…
Send all bound ARC’s, Novel’s or Books to:
Quality Book Reviews c/o Terry South 952 McBrayer Lane, Maryville, TN. 37801*
If there is a deadline for which you need a review back for marketing, please send us that information as well.
This journal is dedicated to quality book reviews, I myself am a published author, I have co-authored a medical book and written several articles which have been published in Nursing Journal’s.
I have been an avid reader all my life but never analyzed the books. Now, I check for characterizations; without in depth characters, the book will not work. Then I look at the plot, is it interesting to me, and will it be of interest to other readers? Then I focus to see if the author has maintained a voice and style that carry throughout the book. Then the next focus is, is the book entertaining and informative. And last, is the book good? I believe a good reviewer must be objective. I find being a book reviewer is the help it gives me as a serious writer.
- Read the book for pleasure
Keep a notebook handy and jot down quotes and/or page numbers you think are important
- share those key points in your review
- do research
do some background research on the author, the topic, the book and gather information you can incorporate into your review.
- provide links (provide links to the author’s website)
- make your review unique (incorporate your personality and your expertise)
- Read literary criticism as much as possible, try to make this daily.
Publishers Weekly and the Sunday New York Times Book Review this will help you understand the sort of critical voice editors are looking for.
Send sample reviews and published clips to editors, start with your local papers and work your way up from there. Good luck and I hope everyone enjoys this Quality Book Review blog.
Terry South, RN, BSN, LNC, DON, CNSA, COS-C, FNP-S