It’s easy to participate in the BookCrash Book Review Program. If you are a blogger, just follow the steps below. If you are a publisher and want to have your books reviewed, click here for details.
1. Sign Up
If you review books on a blog that has a regular following of readers, you can sign up to be a review blogger for BookCrash books. BookCrash showcases quality books from small and emerging Christian publishers. When your registration as a BookCrash review blogger is approved, we will send you a confirmation email.
Please note: Bloggers residing outside of the United States and Canada must be willing to accept PDF ebook versions and will have a limited selection based on book availability. While a few publishers may opt to ship print books internationally, we cannot guarantee that they will do so.
2. Select a Book to Review
View the books available for review on BookCrash. If there is one that you are interested in reviewing, request a review copy via the BookCrash website. You will then receive an email confirming your request.
If your preferred version is print books, the book will be mailed to you and may take a few weeks to arrive. If your preferred version is a PDF ebook and the book is available in that format, you will be sent the ebook via email within a week of requesting the review copy.
3. Review the Book
Read the book and write a 200+ word review of the book. The review should be based on the entire book and accurately reflect the book’s contents. If you are unsure of how to write a quality book review, please read these linked articles explaining the important elements of a good book review: one is from Wordtracker and the other from UNC Chapel Hill.
Within two months of receiving the book, post your review on your blog and on at least one other relevant online consumer website that sells books (Amazon.com, BarneandNoble.com, ChristianBooks.com, ChristianBookVideos.com, BooksAMillion.com, and Borders.com)—each site has a section for consumers to write reviews and/or comments.
To comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s regulations, you must mention as part of every one of your reviews that the publisher provided you with a complimentary copy of the book through BookCrash (see our FTC Disclosure Sample).
4. Report Back to Us
Finally, you must email email@example.com with links to your posted reviews before you can request another title to review.
- Some titles will have a limited quantity of review copies. These will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
- BookCrash may notify you by email when a new title is made available for review, however we also recommend that you subscribe to our RSS feed.
- BookCrash may also contact you by email to check on the progress of your reviews and to keep you abreast of other BookCrash news.
- If your contact information changes, please notify BookCrash immediately by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We reserve the right to deny any request.