Richard C Hemingway and the novel Past Twilight: Mainstream fiction stirred with Mystery,
Suspense, Thriller, Action/Adventure and more than a smidgen of Science Fiction and humor. And yes, all served up
by a hard boiled detective.
Author Book swap and Review
If you are the author of a novel, novella or a
book of short stories, please don't click off this page until you understand what I
Yes, this offer requires that you read a work of fiction and write a review on
what you have read. If you do this with several authors, it means you will have to
read a number of books. This will take time, but if you have few or no reviews. Who
is going to buy your masterpiece? If a literary agent looked at your page,
will he or she be impressed or quickly click off your page.
This is a limited offer because the ad you clicked on cost me money to run. If
you are not serious, please don't waste my time.
If you aren't an author
looking for reviews why did you click on this page?
Guidelines for Book
Swap (Please read before you send me your email. I have two mandatory sites that I
want my reviews posted on, beyond that I am flexable)
Other Author Reviews (
These are reviews of authors who I have agreed to do a book swap with. I do not pretend to be a professional book
reviewer. I will state that I am someone who is searching for something good about your novel.
Please bear in mind that I will not be the only author that writes a review. As the book swap idea grows more
authors will be doing reviews for your novel.)
If you are an author of a novel, novella or a book of short
stories but not one of the lucky few that have a big publicity machine behind the launch of their work, you
know that getting noticed among thousands of other authors is pretty difficult. Getting someone to write a review
about your novel is just as hard. For new authors, reviews are the combustible material needed to create a fire
around their creation.
I believe that if someone lands on your
website or Amazon page and notices over 50 reviews, that they will be a lot more impressed than if they only see no
or few reviews. At the very least, you as an author will have some understanding of the value of your
If you are interested, I am offering a book swap where we exchange our
books and we both write a review about the other person's book. I promise that I will be a sympathetic reader,
mostly I will be looking for the larger social issues that you explore and is there something I can learn from your
book. I'm not going to look at your book like a professional reviewer would look at your book. However, if
your book is totally without merit. I will not write a review and I would expect the same. If
you write a book about hate for any particular group or individual, please don't waste your time in trying to get
into the Author book swap and review.
My book was written for adults and it
features some sex(not graphic), some violence and some nasty characters that talk pretty nasty. Whatever moral
points I try to make in my novel are viewed through the lens that is focused on the characters that the protagonist
meets and how these characters help to reshape how the protagonist looks at his world. I would suggest that you
read the reviews on my novel before you agree to a book swap with me.
I believe that a fellow author will give a thoughtful and more
detailed review than the average reader. Authors, most, know about building a theme and making the theme a part of
their plot. If you as a fellow author have developed a theme, you can be sure a fellow author will make the
importance of your theme a part of their review. Authors know that they will be judged on everything they write, so
they will take their time writing their reviews.
Of course, different authors have
distinct ways of looking at your book. I believe that if you have several authors writing your reviews that all the
good points of your book will be at least covered by an author, who has given his or her particular insight
about your book.
If I write a review, I will put it on my site, Amazon's, and
Goodreads (If you don't know about Goodreads, I suggest you find out about Goodreads, if you are really looking to
give your book some exposure.) http://www.goodreads.com/ If you have other
places where you think a review will be beneficial, I will put a review on those sites if you also put my reviews
on those sites.
If you have a designated web page, I will include a link to
your page and expect a link to my site in return. If you have tried to learn SEO than you know that in-bound links
as well as reviews are a way to get more people to look at your site. If you don't know what SEO stands for, then
you have much to learn about driving traffic to your site and you probably landed on this page by accident. Time to
While my offer is open to most authors, I am particularly looking for
first-time authors who decide to write their first novel later in life. Yes, I am looking for authors who have
experienced a lot in life and are trying to make some sense of that experience in a novel(pun intended) work of
fiction. These types of authors may write another novel, but it probably won't be as intense as their first
If you have a web site please list your site's url. It is a good way to improve your SEO
via links from other sites. Also if people like your content they may click on your site and like your site's
content. If you are a author, maybe they might even buy a copy of your novel.