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veinglory
03-12-2006, 02:06 AM
As I progress with my self-published book review site I have come to a few realisations.

One is that taking all-comers is part of my mission, but seeking the best needs to be part of it too. The mixed bag of book I have received is averaging a rating of just under 6/10 so far. Some of my reviewers have looked at a series of difficult books and I would like to have something special for them.

I would like to have a few to bestow on them that, even if flawed, are gems. Books that you find gripping or memorable in some way.

So I would really appreciate some recommendations so I can specifically approach those authors and ask for review copies, or if necessary--actually buy one. ;)

http://veinglory.com/PODindex.html

I am also specifically seeking non-fiction books (e.g. 'how to' books) as an area of interest to site visitors.

Julie Worth
03-12-2006, 03:24 AM
As I progress with my self-published book review site I have come to a few realisations.

One is that taking all-comers is part of my mission, but seeking the best needs to be part of it too. The mixed bag of book I have received is averaging a rating of just under 6/10 so far. Some of my reviewers have looked at a series of difficult books and I would like to have something special for them.

I would like to have a few to bestow on them that, even if flawed, are gems. Books that you find gripping or memorable in some way.

So I would really appreciate some recommendations so I can specifically approach those authors and ask for review copies, or if necessary--actually buy one. ;)

http://veinglory.com/PODindex.html

I am also specifically seeking non-fiction books (e.g. 'how to' books) as an area of interest to site visitors.

I notice that it is closed to most fiction, but the site suggests that you send a query. Unfortunately, there's no email address, and the contact link is broken.

veinglory
03-12-2006, 03:39 AM
We are closed to general submissions at this point because I want to focus on showcasing some recommended books. I will look at that contact link; that email is podpeepATgmail.com (podpeep@gmail.com).

Ralyks
03-20-2006, 04:15 PM
So I would really appreciate some recommendations so I can specifically approach those authors and ask for review copies, or if necessary--actually buy one. ;)

Here are some POD books I thought were review-worthy. (I review and/or describe self-published, POD published, and small press books on my website, so I came across a few. I know they are hard to find!)

The Commission
(http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1589396243/theelusiveskylar)by Bob Blackman
Virtualbookworm Publishing, © 2004 , ISBN 1-58939-624-3

Social Science Fiction / Christian

Elliot Stone and the Mystery of the Alien Mom (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0741422794/theelusiveskylar)
by L.P. Chase
Infinity Publishing, © 2004, ISBN 0-7414-2279-4

Children's Literature


Journey to Thélo (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595283934/theelusiveskylar)
by Terri Thompson
iuniverse, © 2003, ISBN 0-595-28393-4

Youth Literature / Allegory / Christian


Are you considering poetry? If so, here are two POD poetry collections I thought were good (I have one of my own I'd love you to take a review gamble on, too, if you review poetry). Both of these are largely free verse, with some subtle Christian (or in some cases obvious Christian) content.

The Pilgrim's Lyre
(http://www.literatureclassics.com/ancientpaths/www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1403387133/theelusiveskylar)by Teresa B. Burleson
1st Books, © 2003, ISBN 1-403387-13-3

Women at the Well (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0759628823/theelusiveskylar)
by Olivia Diamond
1stBooks, © 2001, ISBN 0-75962-882-3

veinglory
03-26-2006, 01:23 AM
I eally appreciate the recommendations, thanks!