www.netgalley.com - great source, easy to sign up, but almost exclusively e-book versions
Otherwise, email the actual publishing companies. Sometimes they keep a list themselves of who reviews what kinds of books and will then contact you.
Thanks for the tips. I am on NetGalley, which I love.
Any idea who in the publishing companies I should contact?
You might want to read these tips from The Story Siren. She interviewed people at different publishing houses about what they prefer. Even if you don't want anything from them, it's good general advice to follow.
Thanks! I forgot about how much info she has up on her site :)
I just recently got onto Kensington publishing , but that's only because I made friends with them on facebook and I saw a posting for reviewers for my genre. So That's what I would suggest, no matter who the publisher is, they always have a facebook.
If you love fantasy adventure. Something that's fast paced and full of action. Then try Judgement (The Twelve) the first of a new series set in London. The Twelve, reborn after death to fight evil. The Dark, reborn after death to fight good and when they both come together!
I wrote a post about how to get review copies and ARCs here: http://parchmentgirl.com/articles-and-essays/how-to-get-review-copies/
I have email several publishing companies requesting certain books I would like to review, and then asking to be put on their mailing list for reviews. Sometimes it works and sometimes it don't, and then I started getting emails from publicist for some of the publishing companies asking me if I would be interested in reviewing a certain book. Sometimes it just takes time and faithful reviewing.
like jennifer says, netgalley is a great place for that
I think it's important to prove that you are a serious blogger/reviewer, that's what's worked for my own publisher, who's more than willing to send ARCs to those. The problem, I think, is there are so many new ones, it's hard to differentiate sometimes. And so often, those books end up on ebay. So, if you're having a hard time, contact the authors! I have gladly sent copies myself of my 2 novels, THE RICHEST SEASON, and SO HAPPY TOGETHER, because like any author, I want reviews and to see it out there.
Now, with my 3rd novel THE BOOK LOVER coming out May 1, I have quite a few contacts that I A CONTACTING, to see if they want ARCS. So that's my best advice. Build your platform, and the rest will come!
Maryann McFadden www.maryannmcfadden.com
I have been reviewing on Amazon for more than 9 years...soon to be 10. Admittedly, I am supposedly a "top reviewer," but I get nearly continuous offers for ARC's. At first, it was kind of cool. Now, I turn down 98% of what I am offered. If I read ARC's, I would never read anything I wanted to read.