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DeborahLC
10-29-2004, 02:20 AM
Has anyone ever heard of, or paid for, services from BookAnnouncements.com? They are a company that helps authors with publicity and promotion. I'd like to hear from anyone who has used them. Thanks.

Deborah

108Days
05-11-2005, 10:29 PM
I received an email from www.getbookreviews.com. requesting a copy of my book, and it isn't even out yet. Does anybody know if this is a reputable reviewer?

book_maven
05-12-2005, 04:13 AM
Hi. I checked out that link you provided and found this in the "About Us" section:

GetBookReviews.com is not a new website, however, we have just changed our format to help more authors and publishers obtain quality book reviews from media in various outlets. We are even doing reviews ourselves now. We are very professional and are dedicated to helping our clients obtain more exposure both online and off.

I don't know anything about them, but maybe Writer Beware does. Check with Ann or Victoria. One thing that strikes me is that they appear to be selling services in addition to providing reviews. But they do not state who they are or what professional background they have.

azbikergirl
07-08-2005, 09:49 PM
I received an email from www.getbookreviews.com (http://www.getbookreviews.com/). requesting a copy of my book, and it isn't even out yet. Does anybody know if this is a reputable reviewer?
I never do business with organizations that advertise their services via unsolicited email.

mdin
09-02-2006, 07:01 AM
I got the following spam (below) today from these guys.

I looked up their domain, but it was registered anonymously. So I looked up the address listed in the spam, and I found the following websites affiliated with them:

BookAnnouncements.com (http://www.bookannouncements.com)

http://www.getbookreviews.com

http://www.onlinebooktour.net

I'm sure Oprah is thrilled.

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CaoPaux
09-12-2006, 09:27 PM
Gah. You really attract the good ones, don't ya, Nav? ;)

I'll dare presume the viewing audience knows better than to do business with spammers, and understands why a "PR program" like this is a waste of time and money.

James D. Macdonald
09-13-2006, 12:34 AM
My publishers already know the addresses of the real reviewers and important media contacts, and they send materials/review copies to them automatically, without my lifting a finger or paying a dime.

If your publisher isn't doing the same ... get a better publisher.

This deal sounds very much like our friends at Airleaf (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964).

JulesJones
11-03-2006, 11:34 PM
More spam. This came in this morning, and appears to be targeted to my public "author" email address, rather than being a general spew.

It's another one of these "we'll do your promotional spamming for you, for only X dollars!" outfits. Note that one of the things you're buying is fake reviews. It's the same outfit already mentioned under the name BookStorePromotion.com in this thread:
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40135
and in the PublishAmerica threads, but I don't see it in Bewares and Background Checks under this specific name.

For the benefit of anyone coming in from Google -- this is a Bad Idea. See the above thread for why.


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CaoPaux
06-06-2008, 11:39 PM
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CaoPaux
07-25-2010, 07:33 AM
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