Do you enjoy reading and want to help spread the word to others? This is the page for you.
Fill out the form below if you would like to join my Street Team for the coming novel (TBA Soon)
What is a Street Team?
It’s a group of people who agree to read (TBA Novel) before the release date (an Advanced Readers Copy, or ARC, will be provided). Then, when the book is released, my Street Team will post reviews, link to the book on Facebook, Twitter, their blogs, etc. Basically, Brag! Sharing ads that I post on my Facebook Author Page (if you have FB) or Tweeting my tweets to help spread the word would be an added bonus. If you want to be first to know anything big going on, feel free to join Author Melissa Wardwell’s Street Team facebook group.
What if I didn’t like the book?
If you do not enjoy the book, for one reason or another, please do not feel like you have to post a review.
What kinds of things should I say or not say in a review?
I never try to tell a reviewer what kind of review to leave, but I do have a few pointers or thoughts on the topic.
Being just as avid a reader as I am a writer, I have noticed is some things that will force a potential new reader to avoid the book altogether. Here are a few.
Now, all of these are just suggestions. if you are an old pro at this game, ignore me. But if you are new and have no clue what to say, this might help.
1)Reviewers that leave critiques as reviews. Sometimes they are extremely long or leave very little mystery to the content of the book. (give spoilers) Don’t do that. As a reader, I hated to read about what happened in the book before I even bought the book. What is the use in buying a book when I know all the highlights? So consider your words carefully. If you happen to come across a book that has some editing issues, contact the author personally, but don’t put it in the review.
2) If you know the author well, do not use their “nicknames” (My family and friends call me Missy). It ruins all credibility of your review. Also, Amazon will not post your review if you make it too personal. They won’t do it right away, but they will eventually.
3) Tell future readers what you liked about the story. My favorite reviews are the ones that the reader comments on how much they connected with a scene in the book, or how it ministered to them in some way. Tell future readers why they have to read this book.
4) Lastly, do not question the writer as a person. If you hate it that much, don’t review it. Some reviewers get straight up mean in their opinions and some even attack the integrity of the writer.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to say something. If you notice something that looks off, i.e. grammar mistakes or spelling, PLEASE tell me. I will want to fix it before release day.