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Join The Australian Women Writers Challenge and Review Books

Join The Australian Women Writers Challenge and Review Books

Australian women writers challengeThe challenge began to bring equality to the amount of books Australian women writers have reviewed (there’s a bit of gender imbalance, as with a lot of things). Read about The Australian Women Writers Challenge here. It’s a wonderful initiative and I like the idea of women empowering other women in literature. It’s not just for writers who have published books. Anyone who loves books can join as a reviewer. The challenge is also on Goodreads.

I’ll be choosing a book to start the challenge with. If you have a book you’d like me to read just message me on my page. Likewise if anyone would like to review The Zanzibar Moon as part of the challenge (or for the media) please contact me. The book release is in June but PDF copies are available. I am also available for author interviews.

Why do indie authors need book reviews:

  • Noone knows who a début author is until people start mentioning them and their book
  • Book reviews may reach an audience wider than the authors circle
  • It can legitimise the work of the author (especially a good review from a well-know reviewer or blogger)
  • It may help the book be discovered and result in more sales
  • The more reviews in Amazon the more chance of them featuring the book
  • Reviewers with the authors target readership (eg. romance) have a better chance of reviews converting to sales
  • Book reviews from peers (other authors of the same genre) can improve a reputation.

Which Australian writer’s book will I review first? I have already reviewed a few in my Goodreads.

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Donna Munro is the author of The Zanzibar Moon, Kendwa's Secret and Elephant Creek, freelance writer, blogger, graphic designer, content writer, book marketer, administrator, web editor and book reader. She's been published in Take Five, The Australian Woman's Weekly, For Me, She, That's Life, Woman's Day and Club Life and other smaller publications. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of Australia and the current Administrative Assistant. Donna lives in Queensland and is addicted to beaches, reading, Peanut Butter, elephants, koalas, Sydney Roosters and Home & Away. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand with a book in her hand.

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