Become a Book and Brew reviewer

Book and Brew is a growing community of readers, writers and book lovers. I can’t possibly read all the books myself (although I do try) and book club only meets once a month, so we need some help in reviewing the latest in literary fiction.

Read and review

I’m looking to create a group of guest reviewers who regularly read and review books for Book and Brew. Interested? Read on to find out more.

What does it involve?

Reviewers will get an email every month listing all of the titles available to review. On a first come, first served basis, I’ll dish out the books to the reviewers that want them. We’ll agree a date for submitting the review and another for when it will be published. I’ll drop it in the post so the book fairies can bring it to you. Then, the reading begins.

What do you get out of it?

You’ll get a book sent directly to you – who doesn’t love a bit of book post, eh? Publishers send Book and Brew proofs and advanced reader copies of loads of books so it’s a great opportunity to read the latest literary fiction before it hits the shelves. There’ll also be a back catalogue of published work to choose from, too.

Full credit will be given for your review which means you’ll get a byline on the review, the post will link to your Twitter profile and you’ll also be tagged in all of the social sharing of the post.

Review etiquette

Reviewers need to commit to some basic house rules in order to contribute to Book and Brew.

You will need to:

  • Comply with the house style (more on this below)
  • Submit your review on time
  • Provide an honest but courteous review – you’re allowed to dislike a book but have to provide constructive criticism
  • Share the review on your social media pages

So, in order to keep things looking ship shape on Book and Brew, you’ll need to write reviews in our house style. You’ll get a copy of the style guide so you know what’s required and what you need to provide.

Apply now

Sound good? If you’d like to become a Book and Brew reviewer, get in touch.

Tell me who you are and why you want to review books on Book and Brew. Also send me a couple of links to reviews you’ve done elsewhere (either on your own blog or other places) so I can check out your previous work.

Send your pitch to hello@bookandbrew.net now.