Monday, May 12, 2014

Burnt Offerings Books WEB MOB.

Burnt Offerings Books is pleased to announce a new customer loyalty program.

The Burnt Offerings Books Web Mob

Why should I join the Web Mob?
As a member of the Burnt Offerings Books Web Mob, you'll be the first to know about our books, and be entitled to receive free PDF versions for review purposes.
As the publisher, we are able to purchase paperback copies of our books at a significant discount, so we can offer paperbacks at half the price of what they're available for through Amazon.
So if you prefer your books in dead tree format, you'll want to join the Web Mob.
We'll also be doing group exclusive contests and promotions not available anywhere else.

How do I join?
If you have a Facebook account, then click on over and join!
It's really that simple.

What's the catch?
If there's a catch, I can't think of one.
It's free.
Not only is it free, but you can make money as a member of the Burnt Offerings Books Web Mob.

Wait... what?
We need reviews.
Giving away review copies just isn't cutting it.
I've given away dozens of PDF copies of our releases for review purposes and only managed to generate one review for every ten PDFs I sent out.
That's not bad, but it could definitely be better.
People don't seem to appreciate things that they get for free.
I know that it takes time to read a book with the intention of reviewing it, but I think a bit of incentive will help.
For every review posted on the Amazon listing for a book published by Burnt Offerings Books by a member of the Burnt Offerings Books Web Mob, Burnt Offerings Books will PayPal the reviewer $1.
I know it's not a lot, but it's what I can afford to pay for now.
I reviewed books for ten years for a variety of different magazines and websites and my only compensation was free books and the dubious notoriety of being a book reviewer.
I received my first book contract by contacting a publisher inquiring for a review copy of a book.
My e-mail was well composed enough that they asked me if I ever thought about writing a book.
They needed authors, and I was excited about the possibility of having my name on the cover of a book.
This was before the whole self-publishing explosion so it was a lot more difficult to get your name on the cover of a book.
We're not looking for five star raves unless that's your actual opinion.
We're looking for your honest opinions.
What we would ask, is that you have something nice to say.
Posting a one star review stating "This book was a waste of time that I will never get back." is a waste of time for everyone.
When I was a book reviewer, if I couldn't think of anything nice to say, I would contact the author or publisher privately and tell them as much.
We ask that you do the same.
If you can say what you liked, and what you didn't like about the book, then we welcome your opinion, be it criticism or compliments.
I have always said that I prefer constructive criticism to complimentary compliments.
We have eleven books available through Burnt Offerings Books, so no one's going to get rich off of reviewing our books, but I don't know of any other publisher that is offering free review copies that will also pay people that actually follow through with posting reviews.
That is our offer, and we'll keep the offer open until we start spending more than we make.
I'm not mailing out dollar bills, so please have a PayPal that I can send your payment to.
Alright, I'll send out dollar bills.
That way you'll have something to frame to commemorate your first paid book review.
To redeem your compensation for posting a review, send a message with the link to your review on the Amazon listing for the title you reviewed to the admin for the Facebook group.

Where can I browse a list of the titles available from Burnt Offerings Books?
It's one click away.

Thank you for your time and effort in reading this post and we hope that you will consider joining the Burnt Offerings Books Web Mob.
Taking over the world, one book at a time.

Scott Lefebvre
Burnt Offerings Books

1 comment:

  1. Send them my way Scott. I will review the hell outta them!