Have you bought The Order of the White Boar and/or The King’s Man for a young relative or friend? Are you yourself the young person who’s enjoyed it? Have you given a copy to a school or library to help spread the word about the real King Richard III?*
I love to hear feedback from my readers, particular from the target age group of 10+, but the problem with Amazon and GoodReads is that children can’t post their views there. So I’m launching a competition to encourage reviews from children and young adults.
If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, teacher, librarian, or friend, who knows any young person who has enjoyed the book(s), please ask them to write a few lines about it and send it to me for them (email, post, social media) – and also post it on their behalf on Amazon and/or GoodReads too (with their age mentioned)!
Every three months, I’ll pick my favourite and send a small prize to the winning child.**
I’ll also of course be highlighting any reviews in publicity material, and photos also are very welcome (to be used only with permission, of course).
Reviews on Amazon are vital for sales, particularly for indy authors like me, but any and all reviews are invaluable – and age-specific ones could be really helpful for me in arranging school and library visits (as of course could any from teachers and librarians!)
Book reviews are also a great learning exercise for children (especially in Key stages 2 and 3 in the UK), so could be part of a project.
Please share widely and do get in touch if you need any more details. I look forward to receiving those reviews!
* If you’d like to donate copies to schools or libraries, I can offer a special deal on price or one or more. Please contact me direct at AlexMarchant84@gmail.com
**Don’t forget to include contact details when you communicate!