Great! You’ve had a chance to read a little bit about the Go Big Read program and it sounds like something you would enjoy doing. But you still have a few more questions. Here are some of the questions that I have been asked about the program. Maybe your question is here.
How exactly does the GO BIG READ program work?
In this program, as long as you are 18 years or older, you may request a free copy of any of the books you see on our site. All we ask is that once you’ve read the book, you recommend that book to others via your social media sites OR on Amazon OR with a local librarian or book seller. Then, once you’ve shared it with your network(s), send me a link or a screen shot so I can share the good news with the writer of that book! If you talk to someone face-to-face (in a book group or to a librarian or book seller) just send me an email and tell me about it.
What happens if I don’t feel I can recommend a book to others?
Hey, I get it. Not every book is right for every reader. I can’t tell you the number of books I’ve started to read and had to put down because it just wasn’t right for me. But, as writers, it helps us grow in our craft if we can understand exactly what it is about our books that aren’t working for our readers. It also helps the GO BIG READ review board determine which authors may (or may not) be a good fit for the readers at this site. Therefore, if you feel you can’t recommend the book to others in your social networks, all I ask is that you send me a note and let me know exactly what it was about that book that didn’t work for you. And remember, I will be sharing your note with the author who wrote that book, so be honest, but please–be kind, as well.)
How many different books may I request?
Well, the answer to this is as many as you want (sort of). We do ask that you request only one book at a time. Once you’ve read it, recommended it, and sent us a link or screen shot of that recommendation OR sent me a note explaining why you are not recommending it, you are free to request a new book to read and recommend.
Okay. I’m ready! How do I sign up?
There is no actual “sign up”. As long as you are 18 years of age or older, all you have to do to get started is to click on the photo of the book you wish to read and (hopefully) recommend. It will take you directly to that book’s information page. There you will find (among other things) a form to fill out, requesting a review copy of the book. Fill it out and you will be sent further instructions on how to receive your free book. And if you have any troubles accessing a book, please be sure to let me know. As we know, technology is great when it works, and not so great when it doesn’t!
I requested a free review copy and the book was sent to me as a digital download. I thought I was getting an actual book!
I’m sorry you feel misled. I didn’t do that on purpose. Print review copies are expensive to produce. I know that first hand, and therefore only require my authors to provide digital review copies to our readers. If this is not a convenient form for you, let me know and I will forward your request for a print review copy to the author. It ultimately will be his or her decision whether or not to honor that request with an actual print book.
I have a question that wasn’t answered here.
Still have some questions? Feel free to use the contact page and send them to me. I will get back to you as soon as I can.