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Booklover Book Reviews LogoWho Drives Booklover Book Reviews?

Hi! I’m Jo, and I’m an unabashed book lover living in Brisbane, Australia. Since starting this website in 2009 I’ve come to realise I enjoy writing about books almost as much as reading them, and Booklover Book Reviews has become a much-valued creative outlet for me.

Contact: [email protected]

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Booklover Book Reviews has a broad and continually growing Australian and international readership. New content is published regularly and site traffic is typically 12,000 page views per month. We have a domain authority of 36 and our feature articles and book reviews routinely appear on the first page of Google searches.

All website content is cross-promoted on twitter @BLBookReviews (2880+ followers), Pinterest (770+ followers) and Facebook (1500+ followers) and in a fortnightly newsletter (1100+ subscribers).

I launched the Aussie Author Challenge here on Booklover Book Reviews in 2009, and have run it annually ever since.

If you are interested in advertising on Booklover Book Reviews on a per month fixed price basis, either text link or quality image, please contact me on [email protected]. Link/product quality and compatibility with my site’s values will be taken into consideration.

Review Requests

I enjoy a range of genre, which is ever-expanding, but my favourites are:

Literature, Mystery, Adventure, Crime-Detective, Thriller, Humour, Contemporary Women’s Lit, Drama, Romance, selected Science-Fiction, Dystopian.

As much as I would love to be able to accept all the review requests I receive, I must keep my ‘reviews waiting’ list to a manageable level.

In this website’s infancy I responded to all personalised review offers received via [email protected], but as Booklover Book Reviews has grown so too have the numbers of review requests, to a point where as much as I’d like to, I simply do not have the time to respond to all emails. However I assure you that all emails/offers are considered according to whether the book synopsis is a good fit for my reading mood at the time and how many other review commitments remain outstanding.

Whether or not I’m able to review or feature your title, please feel free to add it to the ‘Books Seeking Reviewers’ List at my Booklover Hub at any time.

Guest Author Articles

I welcome guest blogging pitches from authors. Our readership love hearing about the sources of inspirations for titles, ‘the story behind the novel’, and more generally about writers’ experiences on the road to publication.

Why write an article for publication on Booklover Book Reviews? This article “How to Use Guest Blogging to Promote Your Book” comprehensively answers this question.

Giveaways

I have found a great way of promoting a review, interview or guest blog is to hold a giveaway of the book at the same time. I am willing to host such giveaways if authors/publishers are willing to supply and deliver prize copies (preferably internationally).

I promote my giveaways on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, along with listings on competition sites such as Competition DatabaseOnline-Sweepstakes, The Prize Finder, ContestGirlContest CornerWin Free Stuff – AUS/NZ, etc.

Advertising and Commissions

Our website contains affiliate marketing links, which means we get paid commission on sales of some the products or services we write about, or actions taken by our readership via those links. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. Where a product (e.g. book) has been provided free for the purposes of review, this fact is disclosed in the article.

Privacy Policy

Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue and so that you can edit/update/delete the content entered at any time.

Forms: This website uses Google Forms to collect entrant information for Giveaways and information for listing in our Booklover Hub. All information collected this way is retained for no more than 6 months, and in regards to Giveaways, only those entrants that have won a prize will have their name and contact information provided to the relevant author/publisher to facilitate prize delivery.

Note that giveaway entry forms do include the question “Would you like to receive our Booklover Book Reviews newsletter? Emailed fortnightly, easily unsubscribe at any time.” Entrants can select either “Yes please (or I’m already a subscriber)” or “Not now, maybe later”. If entrants select the former, then entrants will have their email address only added to the MailChimp mailing list for the website’s fortnightly newsletter.

Cookies: This website hosts advertising banners and links served by various third-party advertising networks including Google Adsense, Amazon, Skimlinks, Litbreaker, ShareASale and ImpactRadius. These parties use cookies to record the performance of that advertising including impressions/clicks/actions taken by users of this website, including IP address/geographic location/referral page etc. This information may be used to tailor the advertising provided to website viewers, e.g. to the extent possible we use the plugin AdInserterPro to display giveaways/discount coupons only to readers of countries eligible to enter/redeem the giveaways/discounts.

Embedded content from other websites: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics. This means Google serves cookies to analyse traffic to this site and information about your use of our site is shared with Google for that purpose.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or completed forms on this website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Copyright

If at any time you believe material to which you have rights has been displayed on this site without your permission or appropriate attribution please to do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Thank you for visiting Booklover Book Reviews.