Here it is: a brand-new round of You Review books!
What’s You Review, you ask? You Review is ABC’s book-reviewing program where you get free advance reader copies of upcoming books, we all get to read your thoughts on them, and you are rewarded with a € 7,50 ABC Gift Voucher at the very end of it all. Win-win-win! See previous You Reviews if you want to get an idea of what you’re getting yourself into.
Look at the list below which titles are available and see the instructions at the bottom of the post on how to get your free book and that ABC gift voucher to boot. As usual, be nimble and be quick because these always go like hot cakes!
YOU REVIEW ROUND 33
Update January 29th: all the books are spoken for! Thanks for all the enthusiastic responses and we are looking forward to your reviews. Have fun reading and writing! 🙂
- How the Body Knows its Mind – Sian Beilock (Marketing/Publicity, January 2015, Simon & Schuster) RESERVED
- Tales from Both Sides of the Brain – Michael S. Gazzaniga (Science, February 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Bullie$ of Wall St – Sheila Bair (Business/Economics, April 2015, Simon & Schuster) RESERVED
Fiction (including Mysteries/Thrillers and SF/Fantasy):
- Calvin’s Head – David Swatling (Thriller, January 2015, David Swatling) RESERVED
- Cane and Abe – James Grippando (Thriller, January 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Crooked House – Christobel Kent (Thriller, January 2015, Hachette) RESERVED
- Die Again – Tess Gerritsen (Thriller, January 2015, Random House) RESERVED
- Etta and Otto and Russell and James – Emma Hooper (General Fiction, January 2015, Penguin) RESERVED
- The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins (Thriller, January 2015, Random House) RESERVED
- The Hourglass Factory – Lucy Ribchester (Historical Fiction, January 2015, Simon & Schuster) RESERVED
- Migratory Animals – Mary Helen Specht (General Fiction, January 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Murder Bag – Tony Parsons (Thriller, January 2015, Random House) RESERVED
- Searching for Grace Kelly – M.G. Callahan (Historical Fiction, January 2015, Hachette) RESERVED
- Welcome to Braggsville – T. Geronimo Johnson (General Fiction, January 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Girl Runner – Carrie Snyder (Historical Fiction/Thriller, February 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Second Life (a.k.a. Nine Lives) – S.J. Watson (Thriller, February 2015, Penguin Random House) RESERVED
- The Tongues of Men or Angels – Jonathan Trigell (General Fiction, February 2015, Hachette) RESERVED
- Touch – Claire North (Thriller/Supernatural, February 2015, Hachette) RESERVED
- Dog Crazy – Meg Donohue (General Fiction, March 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Faithful Couple – A.D. Miller (General Fiction, March 2015, Hachette) RESERVED
- The Precious One – Marisa de los Santos (General Fiction, March 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- A Year of Marvellous Ways – Sarah Winman (General Fiction, June 2015, Hachette) RESERVED
- Darkmouth – Shane Hegarty (Young Adults 9+, January 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco – Ruth Fitzgerald (Young Adults 8+, February 2015, Hachette) RESERVED
- Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard (Young Adults Fantasy, February 2015, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Liccle Bit – Alex Wheatle (Young Adults, March 2015, Hachette) RESERVED
- An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir (Young Adults Fantasy/Magic, April 2015, Penguin) RESERVED
How to get your free book and ABC gift voucher
- You can sign up for the You Review program by e-mailing your address, phone number, photo and choice of book to firstname.lastname@example.org with “You Review”, the round number and the book’s title in the subject line.
- Give us some second, third, or even fourth and fifth choices, in case someone has already reserved your first choice but we haven’t had a chance to update this post yet.
- Please also tell us whether you would like to collect your book from ABC Amsterdam or ABC The Hague.
- The first person to reserve each book will get a free copy. We’ll also reward you with an ABC gift voucher when your review has been posted on the blog.
- For the complete You Review rules, see The Boring Bits directly below. Please read them, because otherwise Sophie and Ester will get all despondent and start running through the The Hague city centre screaming gobbledygook and they will be handcuffed and arrested and brought to the police station where they will be locked up for 24 hours to calm down, but with no apparent success and they’ll be stuck there for longer with absolutely nothing to read so they will just gobbledygook some more and it will become all Orange is the New Black and they’ll never be let out and there will never be any more You Review rounds and NOBODY WANTS THAT.
The Boring Bits
- You Review is open to residents of The Netherlands only.
- Your review should be in English, and of a reasonable standard. It doesn’t need to be perfect – we’ll do some editing where needed.
- Send your review to email@example.com.
- No stealing from other reviews or using your own reviews which have already been published elsewhere.
- Give an honest opinion – even if you hated the book!
- Reviews should be between 100 – 400 words long. 250 words is ideal. We reserve the right to change or shorten the review – this would be a first, though.
- NEW! Please include a short synopsis of your review/your thoughts (max. 750 characters)(not words). We will use this for our Customer Choice cards in the books in the stores (provided your review is a positive one, of course :-)).
- There might be quite a wait between submitting your review and having it published on the blog since we wait for stock to arrive at the store first.
- We will send you an ABC gift voucher for EUR 7.50 once your review is published on the blog. It can take up to two months between blog publication and voucher – sorry!
- Still reading this? Awesome sauce.
- If this is your first time, please submit a photo along with your review. It can be an avatar of some type, too. Feel free to update your photo/avatar with any new review you write.
- The books are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
- The book in your hands will be an Uncorrected Proof copy. Images may not be included, there may be some spelling errors, there might be other things slightly off. Don’t panic, this is par for the course and will be corrected by the time the book rolls of the printing press (…one hopes).
- Turn in your review within the agreed time, please. If you don’t, you will not be able to participate in future rounds (yes, we keep track)(but we’re also very willing to listen to good reasons for not being able to write or finish a review, so mail us if you’re having trouble).
- The American Book Center reserves the right to re-use your review in other publications (like our monthly News Mailing) – but you are also free to use your review wherever you like.
- More questions? Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org.