Guaranteed reading with intelligence

Guaranteed reading with intelligence
Guaranteed reading with intelligence

Submitting Books For Review & Promotion by Susan McMichael





Susan McMichael - On holiday in New York, N.Y. - 2012
 



I am currently only accepting books for packaged review and promotion.  I am not accepting books for review alone.


I do not promise a completely positive review; however, I only accept for perusal those books I am likely to enjoy.





Terms Of Business

The Standard Package review and promotion costs $65.50 (AUD).  (Please note that there is a currency converter in the right hand sidebar.)  As per normal reviewing arrangements your book is sent to me gratis (hard copy, AZW, MOBI, PDF, EPUB, TXT, WORD).  Ebooks (delivered by email care of Raymond Mathiesen) are preferred as I live in Australia and books take 2 to 6 weeks to reach me from overseas.  The review is free, but I charge $65.50 (AUD) for promoting your book.  My review is posted to this blog, Amazon & whatever sale sites that carry your book, plus other promotion sites.  I know of over 300 different sites that a review can be displayed on.  I can guarantee promotion of your book on at least 500 sites reaching a potential audience of over 1,434,000 people.  Of those people over 630,000 are specifically book readers (not just anyone).  When possible, and where appropriate, I target EXTRA people who specifically like your genre.  When the promotion work is done I will provide you with a list of links to the sites where your book was promoted, including highlighted details of the genre promotions. 
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An Express Package review and promotion costs $105.50 (AUD).  It is the same as the Standard Package except that you go to the top of the waiting list (behind other Express authors) and can expect to have a review and promotion within 10 weeks from commencement.  I very often have a waiting list of authors wanting the Standard Package, so the Express Package ensure a much faster response.



Keep in mind that Kirkus Indie Review charges $425 for a review done in 7 weeks and $575 for one done in 4 weeks, and it is only published on one site.



A Blurb Promotion Package costs $45.50 (AUD).  The author provides me with a brief blurb of the book, consisting of two short paragraphs.  The first paragraph consists of three or four sentence which describes the books contents.  The second paragraph, also being three or four sentences long, provides relevant information about the author: your interests and qualifications, your biography, and other books you have written.  The information on your back cover probably provides a good basis for your blurb.  This promotion is like the two Packages above, but does not include the sites where only a full review can be posted.  The Blurb Promo Package includes a guaranteed 500 sites, reaching more than 1,434,000 people.  Over 630,000 of those people are guaranteed book readers (not just anyone).  When possible, and where appropriate, EXTRA genre readers will be targeted.  This Package takes 3 week to be completed.  When the promotion work is done I will provide you with a list of links to the sites where your book was promoted, including highlighted details of the genre promotions.


Book Review & Promo to over 359,000 readers



Advertising On This Blog

Blog Advertising costs $5.50 (AUD) per week.  Raymond Mathiesen Book Reviews gets an average of 30 page views per day, so that works out to just $0.03 per view.  If you request it I will send you screen shots of our blog statistics, which show exact numbers (weekly high and weekly low) on a graph, plus the date.  You can book advertising in weekly blocks for as long as you want.  I will bill you by Paypal invoice for the agreed period.  You will need to send me a .JPG image of your advertisement, or a Word document (if you want a simple text advertisement).  Advertisements with color images usually sell better.  Please contact me by email (click the address below) to begin arrangements for your advertisenment.





Contact

Please feel free to email me to request a review or ask further questions.  I can be contacted, care of Raymond Mathiesen at:

raymond.mathiesen@bigpond.com




My Tastes

Reading is much more fun than housework and is something that I think should be done every day. 

I like current Australian fiction. 

I read crime fiction and collect it, but prefer the hard-boiled  detectives, especially the realist ones such as Sue Grafton and Sara Parestky.

I like children's stories.  I read Girls' School Stories as often as I can; brought up on Enid Blyton's Mallory Towers. I also read reissues of books from presses such as  Girls Gone By.

Poetry is one of my favorite genres. Although Sylvia Plath, who I have been reading since 1983, is my favorite poet, I like to read modern poetry and particularly Australian poetry.  Presses such as Picaro Press, have fabulous Australian authors!

For non fiction  I read books on politics, and biographies.

Short fiction, and work that pushes the boundaries of language is my favorite type of writing: I love writing that makes me think.








 Qualifications

I received my  B.A. (Hons) from  the University of New England Armidale, in 1992, majoring in English. I focused on Victorian and American literature. I have also studied Psychology and French. 


I have been reading Sylvia Plath since 1983, and studied both Plath and Ted Hughes, at UNE.







 Experience


I edited ten issues of New England Review poetry magazine from 1999 to 2004.  This involved editing, proofreading, selecting contributions and sourcing articles from people.


I have been published in various magazines including Redoubt, Foam:e, Colloquy (in Australia), Microbe,(France) and Salome, on line.  My poems and stories have won various prizes.

I have written reviews for magazines including New England Review and Sylvia Plath Info http://sylviaplathinfo.blogspot.com.au/ . 


I belong to writing groups in Armidale and believe it is important to support writing groups;

I run creative writing workshops on a regular basis.


I have also written press releases,  done research work for other writers including searches,  and thesis proofreading.  I have judged poetry competitions, given poetry readings in Newcastle and had my work performed on stage in Armidale, in Favourite Shorts.


In 2010  Blue Tongue Press published my first book of poetry, Green Hair. 


I am currently writing a novel.



Terms Of Business
The Standard Package review and promotion costs $35.50 (AUD).  (Please note that there is a currency converter in the right hand sidebar.)  As per normal reviewing arrangements your book is sent to me gratis (hard copy, AZW, MOBI, PDF, EPUB, TXT, WORD).  Ebooks (delivered by email) are preferred as I live in Australia and books take 2 to 6 weeks to reach me from overseas.  The review is free, but I charge $35.50 (AUD) for promoting your book.  My review is posted to this blog, Amazon & whatever sale sites that carry your book, plus other promotion sites.  I know of over 300 different sites that a review can be displayed on.  I can guarantee promotion of your book on at least 170 sites reaching an audience of over 663,000 people.  Of those people over 304,000 are specifically book readers (not just anyone).  When possible, and where appropriate, I target EXTRA people who specifically like your genre.  When the promotion work is done I will provide you with a list of links to the sites where your book was promoted, including highlighted details of the genre promotions.

An Express Package review and promotion costs $65.50 (AUD).  It is the same as the Standard Package except that you go to the top of the waiting list and generally can expect to have a review and promotion within 4 weeks of your payment.  I very often have a waiting list of authors wanting the Standard Package, so the Express Package ensure a much faster response.

Keep in mind that Kirkus Indie Review charges $425 for a review done in 7 weeks and $575 for one done in 4 weeks, and it is only published on one site.


A Blurb Promotion Package costs $25.50 (AUD).  The author provides me with a brief blurb of the book, consisting of two short paragraphs.  The first paragraph consists of three or four sentence which describes the books contents.  The second paragraph, also being three or four sentences long, provides relevant information about the author: your interests and qualifications, your biography, and other books you have written.  The information on your back cover probably provides a good basis for your blurb.  This promotion is like the two Packages above, but does not include the sites where only a full review can be posted.  The Blurb Promo Package includes a guaranteed 109 sites, reaching more than 530,000 people.  Over 173,500 of those people are guaranteed book readers (not just anyone).  When possible, and where appropriate, EXTRA genre readers will be targeted.  This Package takes 1 week to be completed.  When the promotion work is done I will provide you with a list of links to the sites where your book was promoted, including highlighted details of the genre promotions.
- See more at: http://raymondmathiesenbookreviews.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html#sthash.40OCQmxR.dpuf
I am currently only accepting books for packaged review and promotion.  I am not accepting books for review alone.

I do not promise a completely positive review; however, I only accept for perusal those books I am likely to enjoy. - See more at: http://raymondmathiesenbookreviews.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html#sthash.40OCQmxR.dpuf
I am currently only accepting books for packaged review and promotion.  I am not accepting books for review alone.

I do not promise a completely positive review; however, I only accept for perusal those books I am likely to enjoy. - See more at: http://raymondmathiesenbookreviews.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html#sthash.40OCQmxR.dpuf
I am currently only accepting books for packaged review and promotion.  I am not accepting books for review alone.

I do not promise a completely positive review; however, I only accept for perusal those books I am likely to enjoy. - See more at: http://raymondmathiesenbookreviews.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html#sthash.40OCQmxR.dpuf

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