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5 Aug 2017

{ 28 Comments }

iBooks Readers and Reviews

By Nicole

iBooks is a great vendor to work with as an author. They have a fantastic system on the publishing side, and as a reader, buying a book and having it accessible on my iThings is so convenient.

There’s one thing that’s still missing in this perfect world—your thoughts!

What I’m looking for: readers who will post reviews at iBooks

What I’ll provide: a way for you to get my books at no cost so you can review them

There aren’t enough reviews on iBooks right now for my books. Reviews really help other readers know if the story is one that they’re going to enjoy. We all have likes and dislikes, and even after reading the cover copy, sometimes that’s not enough of a spoiler. Cue the reviews!

I’d like to invite you to help make more reviews possible.

Scared about the idea of leaving a review? It’s simple, with these three simple steps:

  • Ask yourself if you liked the book. What are the first thoughts in your mind when you’re finished reading?

-hell-no, not even going to finish because…
-not really my cup of tea, but others might like it
-oh yes, I enjoyed that. My favourite moment was…
-hello, I have a book hangover and I’m going to re-read this sometime!

  • Figure out WHAT you did or didn’t like (ex: too much sex, not enough sex, used a trope you don’t like, strong heroine, best grovel ever, etc.)

Sometimes a well written book just isn’t one for us. I’ve had to stop reading a story before by an author I loved because they used a trope that made me very very uncomfortable. I know others love the story. If I’d read a review that mentioned the trope ahead of time, I wouldn’t have picked up the story to try.

  • Write a sentence or paragraph describing what you think others want to know

That’s it! A review doesn’t need to be fancy, but it should be thoughtful. You can even say something like “This book had sexy cowboys that had me dreaming about Channing Tatum in chaps. Yes, please!” <==and then send me the title of the book because I want to read it!

Again…

What I’m looking for: readers who will post reviews at iBooks

What I’ll provide: a way for you to get my books at no cost so you can review them

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, and you’d like to be a part of the Vivian Arend dedicated iBooks readers group, please fill out the form below. I have special codes I will provide that will allow you to upload books to review. You have to be reading on an iBooks app–not a Kindle app on your iPad or iPhone. Good news is if you own an iThing, you already HAVE the iBooks app!

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you!

Francine

Aug 6, 2017
1:56 pm

I can’t do the ibook thing because I do not have an ianything. I use a Samsung tablet with the Kindle app. I am really feeling left out of this and can not review like I would like too. I was trying to preorder A Ranchers Heart and can not find it on Amazon. How is that going to work for those of use who don’t do the ithing.


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:32 pm

    Hi Francine!

    This particular post IS just for iBooks, but the good thing is I LOVE reviews at all the vendors. We’ll be working on setting up review teams for Kindle readers (and Kobo, etc) in the future—we’re just working one vendor at a time because setting it up takes work, and I want to keep writing books!

    In terms of A Rancher’s Heart, I can’t set up a pre-order at Amazon until 3 months out from release date. iBooks allows a lot longer pre-order window, so sometimes it’s just a case of having to work around the vendors rules. I’ll be sure to send out a newsletter with information as soon as preorders are available elsewhere. I’m so glad you’re looking forward to it!

    And we’ll let you know when we have the next Review Team in place!! Thank you for being interested, and any book you have read already, you can review at Amazon anytime!

    <3

    Viv


Sandi Ramirez

Aug 7, 2017
4:27 pm

I buy books and post reviews on Itunes and have an account over there. I would love to review there using that account for you i just have no idea HOW it works as far as ARCS for itunes. Can someone explain?
sandi


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:35 pm

    Hi Sandy

    If you already have an account at iBooks, that’s awesome! Add your name/contact info to the sign up sheet in the post above ^^^ and my assistant will contact you. You might have to remind her that you posted here, because she’s getting a number of emails!

    She’ll tell you what she needs, and talk you through getting the books. It’s pretty much entering a code, but honestly, she’s the expert at it, not me!

    Thanks for being willing to share your thoughts!

    Viv


Jill b

Aug 7, 2017
6:22 pm

Am happy to post reviews. I own several of your books already through iTunes. Will get on it ?


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:43 pm

    Thank you, Jill!

    Make sure you sign up on the form above, as well!


Naomi Querengesser

Aug 7, 2017
6:33 pm

I am getting more comfortable with posting reviews. I’ll see what I can do. I love the Rocky Mountain series & will see what I can do with reviews for them. ?


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:36 pm

    Thanks, Naomi!

    Make sure you sign up ^^^ so my assistant can talk with you and help you with anything you need.

    Viv


Alyth_Mum

Aug 7, 2017
6:34 pm

Wish I could join but I too don’t have any i appliances only a kindle. 🙁 Maybe next time.
L


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:37 pm

    We’ll be setting up review teams for Kindle and Kobo and etc in the future– keep your eyes open for that. In the meantime, thanks for reading!!!

    Viv


Kimberly Morrow

Aug 7, 2017
8:06 pm

I Love to read.I read on my phone I wished I had an iPad for reading but my iPhone works just fine.I read on IBooks and Kindle thanks for the arc opportunity


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:38 pm

    I like reading on a phone sized device more than on an iPad–it’s funny how we all get used to different things!


Karen

Aug 7, 2017
11:35 pm

Love to review on IBooks
for you


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:38 pm

    Make sure you signed up on the form above ^^^^ and thank you!


Deb Daniel

Aug 8, 2017
3:22 am

Absolutely love your Rocky and Thompson series. I only use Kindle for my ebooks. So am sorry but won’t be able to help with this.
I rate through Amazon, FictFact.


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:39 pm

    We’ll announce when we have a Reader Team at the other vendors–they’re in the works! I’m glad you’re enjoying the stories!

    Viv


Suzii Stevens

Aug 8, 2017
4:34 am

I only use iBooks and already have quite a few of your books.
I will re-read and leave reviews.


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:39 pm

    Thanks so much, Suzii! Make sure you sign up ^^^ and we’ll add you to the team going forward!

    Viv


Linda Levy

Aug 8, 2017
5:18 am

I use ibooks as well as other sites. Will transfer some reviews over if I can.
Linda


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:41 pm

    Thank you, Linda! Make sure you’re signed up as well in the form above ^^^ so my assistant can help get you some extra reading material!


Heather Thomas

Aug 8, 2017
7:09 am

Love your books. Would love to have the opportunity to help you out.


Mary Wheeler

Aug 8, 2017
7:29 pm

I have been hooked on your book for a wile. And I think leaving a review was a big deal but if it helps you out, I will go back and leave a review for all your books I have read, I have a lot of reviews to write lol


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:41 pm

    Awww, thank you!

    Even if you do a couple of your favourites right now, that’s a huge help! Make sure you sign up to be a part of the team!

    Viv


Allison

Aug 10, 2017
12:37 am

I used ibooks and gonna start reviewi g. thanks fo tips.


    Vivian Arend

    Aug 11, 2017
    12:42 pm

    <3

    make sure you sign up on the form above as well!


JC

Aug 10, 2017
8:54 pm

I’ve loved your books for years – and am thrilled to help others find them.


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