Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Reviewing Books - My Experience

When it comes to Associated Content, I love that I can write about what I want on there. They do not pay upfront payments for book reviews, but they do pay for views on them which is great residual money.

I started out writing a few book reviews on here about books that I read and just loved! I wanted to share my experience with others. The author of "Shiver" is Maggie Stiefvater. I posted a link to my article on her facebook page and she actually responded! This got me really excited about writing more reviews.

Recently I was contacted by David Good's publicist. He won 'Bachelor Pad.' She asked if I would want to read his book and review it. This lead to some great opportunities and I got his book for free. This got me thinking about ways I could get other books for free.

On facebook, I liked the movie "Twilight." They posted on their wall about two upcoming books by new authors that they thought were great. I read over what these books were about and I wanted to read them both! I looked on Amazon and did not want to spend $25 on two books.

I searched for the websites of these two authors and sent them emails. I basically told them I am a freelance writer and I would love to read their book. I sent them a link to my Associated Content page to look at so they could see my writing. I did not ask for a free book. Both of them responded to me saying they were mailing me a copy of their book to read. Yesterday I posted about "Wither." The other book I received is "Clarity."

I just started "Wither" and it is amazing! I will post a link once I do my review for you to read. I say if you are interested in something go for it! The worst they can do is tell you no :-)

I also got a huge box of Zatarain's food to review from trying this exact same thing.


  1. Great rewards for your efforts.

  2. I love Zatarains! Just proves to show hard word does pay off. Congrats!

  3. I really need to try this. I would love to get paid to read books all day. That is totally awesome!

  4. How neat is that!? Are there a lot of residuals to book reviews?

  5. That is awesome! I love to read too but have never done book reviews. I will have to check your page out!