I do a lot of giveaways, so why not make this thing a giveaway/contest as well?
At the end of this year, I will be picking a handful of people for prizes. I’ll pick a person who has the most amount of reviews, and also a person who has the most in-depth reviews.
One book can easily net you three reviews – Reddit, Amazon, Goodreads. If you have a blog or another avenue for reviewing, you can get even more off of just one book.
I’ll also be picking two people at random from the database, no requirements involved other than being a participant in TBRindr.
I think I’ll be doing Amazon gift cards for those that have Amazon, and books from book depository for people who don’t. Probably 25 – 50 dollars for participants, and 75 – 100 for the person with the most reviews, and the person with the most consistently in-depth reviews.
I have a database going full of reviews already from people involved in TBRindr and have already read and reviewed the books of the participating authors. It’s the second tab on the Reviewers database: Database
I won’t be including reviews that have already been done before this TBRindr launch for the contest, but I will keep them in the database for people to look at.
If you would like to participate in the contest, I think the easiest way to go about this is to have you guys edit your own reviews into the database. Message me back with an email address to send a link to so you can edit.
I am trusting you guys not to mess with this data, I’ll lock it down if there’s funny business and then I’ll have to do this the hard way by entering in everything in myself and that won’t be fun. However, if you don’t know how to use google sheets you can just email me your reviews and I’ll enter it in for you. I don’t mind doing that.
When you’re entering your reviews, just leave one review for each book and email me the rest if you left reviews on multiple sites. There’s no need to have 4 copies of the same review in the database. I’ll just use it to keep track of how many reviews are going out from each person in my own database for the contest.
A New Form For Non-Genre Preferences
I think I’ve figured out a better way to display extra details on preferences that don’t fall under subgenres. If you go to the Database and scroll all the way over under my name and then click the “Preferences Form” link, you’ll see it links to a different database with a bunch of info on it. You do not have to do this if you don’t want to, it’s just an option for extra info that could prove useful to both parties.
I have a very similar form set up for authors to check off things that define their books that don’t fall under genre. As the info comes in I will link everyone’s info over to the database like I did for mine. If it works the way I think it will, the name you click on will link to a specific cell that will be highlighted in the database so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.
This is the form for reviewers: https://goo.gl/forms/j67gRP3mbR7jbjkC2
This one is for authors: https://goo.gl/forms/aKF7olPSM5vUc8yh2
There are also nifty graphs you can view when you’re done filling out the form. They’ll be more interesting if there are a lot of responses.