Photo Cred: Audra at Ouija Doodle Reads
This month we have three books to read & review.
THE READING BUDDY by Bryce Gibson and published by CreateSpace
The MOOR by Sam Haysom and published by Unbound Digital
You can follow our progress and reviews by following or clicking the hashtag #NightWorms on Instagram & Twitter.
Promoting horror is an important and essential aspect of our business. We would love for future Night Worms to join us on our mission to read & review horror books passionately and efficiently. Here is what we do:
As soon as a publisher or author sends us a book, we post a photo of it on social media thanking whomever sent it to us and tagging the publisher & the author so they can reshape it if they choose to do so-also hashtag with the title of the book, author and publisher.
Photo cred: Emily at Book Happy
Then we read the book in a semi-timely manner. We've learned that it's best not to overwhelm yourself with too many obligations. As we read, we continue to update our progress on Goodreads so that the book is getting consistent mentions and visibility. (Not all Night Worms do this part, it's just one way to give the book more traction) Lastly, after reading, write up your review! (Avoid spoilers and overly outlining the plot in order to preserve new reader discovery--also, authors won't share your review if it's too spoilery)
Cross post your review to your various social media platforms and reviewing sites: Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter and Instagram are some of the ones we use. If the review is unfavorable or you didn't finish the book, don't invite the author to your review by tagging them in your negative review. The publishers usually just love that the book is getting reviewed so we have found that tagging the publishers on a negative review is still appropriate. The purpose of a negative review is not to convince other readers NOT to read it but to honestly state your reading experience so that people can make their own, informed choice.
For those of you that bought "A VERY SCARY CHRISTMAS" you will be getting a unique hashtag for your reviews. We're encouraging everyone to post reviews using this Night Worms model and hashtag so that we can randomly reward reviewers with some fun stuff and feature you on our blog. We're so excited to have new Night Worms join us on promoting horror!!