#Competition Time! #BookReviews #ChildrensBooks

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.

Cobbles & Clay with Mollie.jpg

11-year-old Mollie, looking forward to reading The King’s Man, Haworth

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).


A young reader at Bosworth

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!




Bess the pup enjoying the book!

* 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!

About alexmarchantblog

A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to #Competition Time! #BookReviews #ChildrensBooks

  1. Apologies I didn’t write a review when I read this a few months ago. I’ve done you one now on Amazon and Goodreads. I’m on maternity leave right now but will be looking to teach from this as soon as I can!


    • No worries – and I’ve just seen your fabulous review – thank you so much! It really is appreciated, and great to hear the book could be useful in the classroom. And don’t forget to get in touch direct if you’re serious about buying several….


  2. Pingback: A special batch of #BookReviews! | The Order of the White Boar

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s