Joining readers and authors together, Alternative-Read is a British review and promotions site, a monthly eZine, and a daily blog all rolled into one. Here you will find news, reviews interviews, competitions and book promotions from all over the world.
Please check out the links on the navigation bar above to see what we have to offer.
Do you love writing books, but dislike the time and effort you have to put into promoting your manuscript?
Would you be interested in freeing up more creative time with the knowledge that someone else is taking care of publicising your work, leaving you more time in the day to do what you do best and actually write? Maybe you just need someone to spread the word on a regular basis? We even have editing services, should that be what you require.
If you answered yes to any of the above, don't worry AR can help you! Don't let book promotion bring you down, or interfere with your precious writing time. Here at Alternative-Read we pride ourselves in being able to offer you sensible, professional solutions for your promotional needs.
We also provide a book promotion and chat Yahoo group 'An_Alternative_Read' where readers and authors can get to know one another to find out what's going on in the book world.
Mondays through to Thursdays are for OPEN CHAT ONLYAs an author and member of our group, you are kindly advised not to promote your books during our open chat days - Mondays through to Thursdays.
☠ Affiliate Author Thursday Chats! ☠
Every Thursday in our Yahoo group we hold Affiliate Only Author Chats and Promos. No need to book a slot - if you are an affiliate author the stage is yours to promote and chat about your books with other affiliate members! Email Sassy.Brit@gmail.com for more Affiliate Author information. Thanks!
ALL Members Promo days are Fridays to Sundays
As an author, if you are a member of our Yahoo promotions group you are entitled to post* your book successes, press releases, competitions, and any other book news to the group. If it's book related we will not consider it spam. But only at the weekends - Fridays through to Sundays!
Please see our upcoming features, author spotlights, giveaways and other events to plan ahead for. Currently over at the blog in the sidebar.
*Any promotional posts to the group could be added to our review blog, (link above), so please make sure we have permission to forward. This is a great way for additional free promotion!
If you are interested in receiving a book review by me, or one of my team, please fill in this Author Services.. Reviews are free, with the exception of some that are implemented by me alone as part of my own freelancing efforts to assist the funding of this site. Other very reasonably priced services I offer can be found here:
If you are a publisher, publicist or author, and would like to contact us regarding reviews please contact my Reviews Coordinator, Trisha Collins: ar.reviews.coordinator @ gmail.com NEW EMAIL ADDRESS!
[Video Book Trailer and Events Design]
If you are interested in having Sassy design a video for your book or event, please check here for prices. Should you have any queries, you can get in touch by the 'Contact button', or the link in the navbar above.
[Romance Trading Cards & Book Covers]
Sassy can also provide you with Romance Trading Cards & book covers. Should you wish to find out more, please query Sassy.Brit @ gmail.com
[Competitions and Giveaways]
Should you wish for us to promote a giveaway on your behalf, please get in touch. This is a worthwhile way of promoting your titles, and of course free! Check the Free Author Promo link for more ways to be featured for zero pence!
[Other Queries - Including Product Reviews and Advertising Opportunities]If you have any further queries, or would like to discover what we have in the way of paying services, and don't have time to hunt through this site, please do not hesitate to contact me via this query form. From here you can also contact me with regard to product review requests, editing, and any other queries pertaining to this site.
Please take a moment to browse these handy links:
Book Submission Form and Author Services Query Form New Form!
Author Servicesrvices are all implemented by Sassy as part of her freelancing efforts, and a way to help fund the cost of running this site.
The General Query Form, including Product Reviews and Advertising
Please click 'Contact' to get in touch with any queries or pitches you may have.
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.
Sassy Brit and her Gang