Frequently Asked Questions
Novel Blogs is a place for reviewers to hone their craft and make an impact on the publishing industry. We are a free community for book reviewers who believe in providing honest reviews and feedback.
Approximately 70% of our members work in the publishing industry, making Novel Blogs a great place to network. You’ll meet publishers, editors, librarians, professors, students, marketers, copywriters, and many more.
Book reviewers can have a meaningful impact on readers, authors, and publishers. To help you achieve a high level of influence, we’ve created tutorials to teach you how to build your website, write search engine-friendly content, automate your social media and audience building activities, and much more!
Reviewers in our community select titles from the same reading list. This concentrates our efforts and creates exposure that authors are willing to pay for. Authors pay to display their books on the list from where we select our titles.
Using your affiliate link, you can refer authors to the reading list. Each time an author who you’ve referred purchases a book listing, you earn a commission. You are not obligated to read the books you refer. Just select the books that truly interest you.
To reduce potential conflicts of interest and encourage honest and ethical reviews, affiliate accounts do not reveal author or book information. Authors are paying for exposure to the community. They are not paying for the promise of reviews or exposure to any particular reviewer.
Incorporating a reading list into your review policy creates a natural filter, deferring the dozens of requests you’ll receive weekly. This ensures that you don’t over-promise and become overwhelmed. It also ensures that you treat everyone equally, while freeing you from high-pressured solicitations. Now you have the space to select the titles you really want to read, while creating an opportunity to earn money.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that most authors will thank you for referring them to a community of book reviewers.
Novel Bloggers select most of their titles from our reading list. We don’t restrict reviewers to selecting books exclusively from our reading list. However, most reviewers find significant benefit in doing so as it helps them manage their workflows and generate conflict-free income.
We display books from our reading list across the community, giving authors unparalleled exposure to reviewers and their readers.