Back from the eBook festival and time to get the sunshades off and start some serious reading for the autumn/winter season. Our regular reviews will come out at the new time of 10am in the morning. This means that tweets and blogs stand more chance of reaching the attention of more people, not just the early risers.
We are happy to introduce a number of new features. Firstly, we re-opened submissions on 1st September on our own Facebook Page. This is your first port of call if you want to submit to IEBR for a review. Our reviewers will look at it regularly, selecting those ebooks they want to review. We all hate slush piles and we think that the Facebook page at least offers a place for indie writers to pitch their ebooks. We can’t promise our reviewers will pick up your ebook for review but we can guarantee that at least it’ll be slightly more visible.
We are also introducing SECOND OPINION reviews. Some of our reviewers like the same books. It’s true. And some of them have read books on the strength of the IEBR reviews that exist. So we decided to encourage our reviewers to review work that has already been reviewed on this site. It will give you, the reader, a second opinion and another chance to see what peer reviews like about it. Where a review gets a second opinion the two reviews will be posted together in the virtual bookshelf.
And we want to draw your attention to the virtual bookshelf. We now have a fair quantity of work that you may have missed and so we will be giving regular peeks into the bookshelf to remind you of what’s on offer.
All that plus 3 reviews a week throughout September. We’ll be featuring the work of Evie Glass, Catherine Czerkawska, George Hamilton, Wendy Cartmell and many more.
And coming in October we are going to do a special feature for World Mental Health week where indie authors give their perspectives and insights into how mental health affects their writing. The week runs from 7th -14th October and we’ll have special features and reviews each day. World Mental Heath Day is October 10th and the theme for 2012 is Depression: A Global Crisis.
So, don’t worry that we never had a summer this year. Just relax your way into that season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and get your ereader battery fully charged!