Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Reading Alley launch

Reading Alley

Congratulations to Reading Alley on their Grand Opening! Reading Alley founder, Stacy Martin, joins me today for an interview. You can also enter the giveaway for a chance to win some fabulous prizes, including an Amazon Kindle!

Reading Alley is a site catering to passionate book reviewers. They feature a variety of books from different genres and from both known and up-and-coming authors alike, at times before they even hit the shelves.
As a book reviewer at Reading Alley:
·       You get the chance to read the latest books in the market for free.
·   In exchange, all they ask is for you to submit your honest, unbiased review afterwards.
·   You also get to enjoy and benefit from Reading Alley's great rewards program.

Interview with Stacy Martin from Reading Alley
Today I'm joined by Stacy Martin, founder of Reading Alley. Stacy, please tell us more about Reading Alley.
Reading Alley is a site that caters to passionate book reviewers. Book reviewers get the chance to read the latest books in the market for FREE. In exchange, the only requirement is for them to submit their honest, unbiased review afterwards.
We feature a variety of books from different genres, and these books are from both known and up-and-coming authors.
Authors are welcome to set up their books for review at a reasonable price. By joining Reading Alley, authors gain instant access to this community of reviewers who can share their thoughts and recommendations, leading to greater awareness and exposure of their books.
What made you decide to create a review site like this one?
The creation of Reading Alley comes from a desire to provide convenience and exposure to authors in the matter of book reviews. Authors can tap on the community of reviewers at Reading Alley, and they save precious time that can be used for writing more books or spending more time with their family. Authors can also manage and keep track of everything from a convenient page with our user-friendly tools.
Reviewers, on the other hand, get to choose from a wide variety of books to read for free, provided they submit their honest reviews afterwards. Reading Alley also conducts activities from time to time to make things exciting and interesting for everyone.
If you're interested to know more, click here.
As a reviewer, I'm interested to know what kind of books can be found on your site.
We feature a variety of genres at the site, such as Mystery and Thriller, Romance, Paranormal, New Adult, Young Adult, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and more. We continue to have new authors signing up each day and adding more books to the database. These books are from both known and up-and-coming authors. Examples of books currently up for review at the site are:

Interested reviewers can get these books and more to read for free.
Free books to read! Wow. Is that for real?
Yes. HOWEVER, authors and publishers expect to get an honest and unbiased review in return. Not submitting a review affects your statistics and your chances of being approved for future requests.
Who can be a reviewer at Reading Alley?
Anyone who is willing to write honest book reviews, and help the book community learn more about the books. Sign up for a free account here.
Can a reviewer request to review any book?
Yes. However, your request would need to be approved by the author/publisher before you can download a review copy.
Do I need to have a blog to review?
No. However, authors and publishers generally approve requests because they believe the reviewer would be able to help them spread the word about the book; in your case, a review. Hence, it would be good if you have an Amazon or Goodreads account where you can post your reviews. Or, if you're affiliated with a review site, that can work as well.
I understand you have a rewards program. Can you tell us more about it?
Sure! Our Rewards Program is geared towards promoting active participation among reviewers at the site, i.e. participation in the varied activities at the site, such as review challenges, events like the Grand Opening event and others. Active participation earns a reviewer points which he can ultimately redeem for attractive rewards. Be active at the site, and you will be sufficiently rewarded!
All reviewers are included in the Rewards Program from the moment they sign up at Reading Alley. A perfect time to start earning reward points is to join in the activities at the Grand Opening Event!
Since you mentioned about your Grand Opening event, perhaps you would like to share more about this, and tell our readers how they can join?
We're inviting everyone to come join us from June 5 to September 6 for a full 3 months of fun-filled activities! There will be plenty of fun, games and challenges. Take part in a variety of site activities, such as our weekly contests, review challenge and referral program. The more active you are, the higher your chances of winning in our Grand Draw. Lots of irresistible prizes, including an Amazon Kindle and gift certificates, are up for grabs.
Starting June 12, our Weekly Contest goes live. Answer 3 questions and get a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card! Each week, we will have different winners, for a total of 12 winners by the time the party is over.
If you're new to Reading Alley, please sign up for a free account so that you can keep track of your progress through the many activities during the event, and also for the system to keep track of your points. The more points, the more chances to win one of the event grand prizes!
Click here to go to the Grand Opening page.
See you there!
Thanks for joining us today, Stacy, and best of luck with your launch! I look forward to visiting Reading Alley and finding lots of great books to review.

Check out the Grand Opening page on Reading Alley for a chance to win some great prizes, including an Amazon Kindle (ends 6 September).