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Cassondrajones
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Just beginning

Post by Cassondrajones » 17 Sep 2018, 14:45

I have just set up my account with username and password but not sure where to begin on starting to get books and reviewing them? Are they audible only or do they come in the mail?

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Post by Gravy » 17 Sep 2018, 20:08

Cassondrajones wrote:
17 Sep 2018, 14:45
I have just set up my account with username and password but not sure where to begin on starting to get books and reviewing them? Are they audible only or do they come in the mail?
Hello and welcome!

Review books are ebooks only.
Please see this thread: Links and Info for New Members :tiphat:
You're nobody's rainbow.

You're nobody's princess.

You're nobody's doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.


Seanan McGuire ~ Every Heart a Doorway

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Post by kfwilson6 » 17 Sep 2018, 22:45

There are some reimbursed paperback books, but mostly it's Nook, Kindle, epub, and PDF.

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 05 Oct 2018, 09:00

If you don't see a book you like. Play around with the website. You will eventually come across one. There is a lot of other things you can do on here. Like trying to win gift cards! Takes a while to get to know everything on here but it's fun!
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Post by Maemuna » 17 Oct 2018, 23:21

go ahead this is a great forum for learning

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Post by amjohnson13mommy » 10 May 2019, 10:36

I was hoping for paperbacks to add to my collection as well. Oh well, the books are free.
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Post by EvaDar » 10 May 2019, 14:47

amjohnson13mommy wrote:
10 May 2019, 10:36
I was hoping for paperbacks to add to my collection as well. Oh well, the books are free.
You will see that there are some books available to select for review that have the option for "reimbursed paperback purchase." That means you will purchase the paperback; it will be sent to you, and you will be reimbursed. There are a good number of these.
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Post by amjohnson13mommy » 10 May 2019, 15:14

I did not know that.. Sounds awesome!
Would I buy the book first and email you the bill? Then read and review after I receive it?
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Post by EvaDar » 10 May 2019, 15:48

amjohnson13mommy wrote:
10 May 2019, 15:14
I did not know that.. Sounds awesome!
Would I buy the book first and email you the bill? Then read and review after I receive it?
You know, I have never done one of these. I have imagined the cost of the book was reimbursed when you are paid for the review. I could be wrong about that, though. Maybe someone who has done these will comment.
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Currently Reading: The Faerie Queene
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Post by Gravy » 10 May 2019, 17:09

amjohnson13mommy wrote:
10 May 2019, 15:14
I did not know that.. Sounds awesome!
Would I buy the book first and email you the bill? Then read and review after I receive it?
The reimbursed paperback reviews are paid reviews with the price reimbursed in addition to the payment.
If/when you choose one of these, the Review Team page will direct you to the correct place to purchase it. :tiphat:
You're nobody's rainbow.

You're nobody's princess.

You're nobody's doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.


Seanan McGuire ~ Every Heart a Doorway

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