I’m sure I’m not the only one searching for some great book review programs to participate in. I’ve listed some below and I hope it helps you. Please keep in mind that I’m not sure if certain programs are Christian and offer clean reads. I also do not endorse these book review programs, and do not endorse their content. Just wanted to put this together for other bookworms and give mini-reviews of my experience. 🙂
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Most of these review programs below only require you to post a review on Goodreads and a shopping website such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and a blog if applicable. I’m not sure which programs send print copies to international readers, or if they do so at all. I know a few of them send ebook copies. Please read the instructions on the program’s website clearly before signing up to avoid any issues. 🙂
- * means I have personally tried/still use
Readers’ Favorite – This program one looks great and has some christian titles that I’ve been wanting to read for a while, but you must have a parent’s permission and have them fill out a form for you if you are under 18.
Book Publicity Services – A blog doesn’t appear to have required, according to the sign-up sheet. I would check out the website before signing up, to make sure that you are okay with the books being endorsed.
The *Christian Book Reviews Group on Goodreads is one I use quite often. Authors offer ARCS/ebook/sometimes print copies in exchange for a review. Depending on the reason for what is offered, such as a blog tour, most of the time you do not have to have a blog. I have gotten some nice ebooks and a few print books from authors.
*Interviews and Reviews is a personal favorite of mine. The owner is really nice and books are updated monthly. I’ve gotten some wonderful reads, and there are multiple genres available.
Netgalley is an ebook review program that offers many titles, from what I gather, but you must be 18 or older to join.
Read 4 Review, Authors Looking directly for Readers, Strictly Reviews, and Good Reviews are groups on Goodreads that I discovered in the past, but have no experience with. It appears that there are quite a bit of genres available. I would still have discretion as there seems to be some mature books that are offered and could contain dirty content.
Baker Publishing Group has multiple divisions that offer blogger review programs: *Bethany House, *Revell, *Baker Books, Chosen Division, Baker Academic, and Brazos Press. Although these are divisions of Baker Publishing Group, some have different requirements you must meet, such as social media followers or academic credentials (specifically for Baker Academic). The best ones to start with that I recommend would be Bethany House, Revell, and Baker Books.
*Moody Publishers Newsroom (also known as MP Newsroom) only offers nonfiction, but I’ve gotten some wonderful titles from them (Secret Keeper Girl: The Power of Modesty for Tweens by Dannah Gresh and Hitler’s Cross by Erwin W. Lutzer). They do ask for how many visitors you receive monthly, how many posts you post per week, etc. This is a great program worth joining if you are fond of nonfiction.
*Blogging for Books offers a wide variety of genres to choose from to review, from cook books to historical fiction. This would be the ideal program for everyone to join, but all I want to let you know is that you watch out for what you want to request. Some books might be dirty, which was my experience once for a fiction title, so make sure to research whatever book you want to request (with Goodreads maybe?). I’m not saying anything bad about this program and just wanted to let you know about that. I still love it and recommend it!
*BookCrash is one I just signed up for recently, and they have a wide variety of titles to choose from. The first book that I’ve requested is currently on it’s way. Besides that, I don’t have much to say about this yet, so check back later. 🙂
Crossway appears to have nonfiction ebooks only and a blog is required. I don’t have any experience with this one, nor have I signed up, so I don’t have much to say. 🙂
Tyndale Blog Network – A blog is required and you must be 18 or older to join, which explains why I have not joined this program.
Booklook Bloggers is one I have been wanting to join for a little over six months, but they are currently not accepting any new participants because of updating. I would check back after a while and see if anythings changed. 🙂
Story Cartel is one I came across a while back, but it doesn’t appear to be active or updated for the moment. Still, it could be eventually.
christianaudio is specifically for Christian audio-books. I don’t think a blog is required, but I have no experience with this one.
Author’s Den – Discretion advised: This program might have some odd titles that could be inappropriate (I took a look at this website and saw some inappropriate romance covers/shirtless guys) .
*Edelweiss+ – I have made an account, and looked around the website, but it’s really confusing. Besides that, I don’t really have any experience with them and am uncertain whether you need to have a blog or not. It looks like they have some titles from well known publishers, such as HarperCollins and DC Comics. Guide for Edelweiss (from a different book blog called arctic books) here.
Again, I do not endorse these book review programs and put them here for other bookworms. I have not tried some of the programs/websites so you choosing to participate in them is at your own risk, and we cannot be held accountable for whatever you come across.
I found most these programs/websites through googling, but also located some through other blogs. It’d only be fair to cite my sources, plus they have a few more that I have not listed. Credit to:
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