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Pin shares Do you love to read books? Is one of your favorite sections of the Sunday paper the book reviews? Would you yourself like to get paid to write book reviews? Well, here is a list of online work at home companies who are willing to pay you to write book reviews.
And while there are tons of different freelance writing niches you could potentially specialize in, writing book reviews may be more fun for you if you like reading!
Let me just say here, while there are many companies proposing that they do hire and pay their book reviewers, not all of them pay cash. Some companies only compensate the reader with a free copy of the book. There are also numerous scams out there where companies claim to hire book reviewers only to find out that they keep the review and use it to their advantage.
Any Subject Books — While it is a site that pays book reviewers, the pay will vary by the length of the book, the deadline, and the length of the review. At the moment, their site says they do not need more book reviewers, but you may want to keep tabs on the page in case it opens back up.
In order to receive a copy of a free book, you must write at least a word review of a book and post it on your blog. There is currently a notice up on Book Look saying applications are on hold until they get their website updated, so check back if this one interests you.
Kirkus — This company is probably the best known for hiring book reviewers. Book reviews must be submitted within two weeks of agreeing to do them, and the review must be about words. The pay will vary based on your experience. Payment is made by check and mailed 60 days after the review is written and submitted.
While the work is enjoyable for most, the work is not dependable and should not be considered a main source of income. This will be paid to you as well as you will receive a copy of the book for you to keep.
Story Cartel will send you free books in exchange for your honest reviews.
They have books available in all sorts of different genres. The US Review of Books regularly needs freelancers to review books for their publication. Wellesly Centers For Women accepts applications for paid book reviewers on an ongoing basis.
There is also a large list of book review websites herealthough these do not appear to be advertising for new reviewers. Still, you may be able to get in touch with the owners of these websites to see if they need new reviewers.
This is not a free job board to access, but they often do offer discounts on monthly memberships. In Conclusion While this may seem like a discouraging list, it really does not need to be. There are opportunities out there if you are willing to look for and pursue them. While book reviewers do not make a lot of money, they do make money while doing something most of them enjoy.
Many times authors will seek out book reviewers for future testimonials, which can lead to greater exposure for the book and future work for the book reviewers.
Another avenue that you might want to pursue as a book reviewer is to offer book review writing as a paid service in your freelance writing or virtual assistant business.
You could charge by the length of the review or by the number of pages in the book. Again, if you really love to read, what do you have to lose? Maybe a little sleep, but most avid book readers have been missing that for years! Good luck to all who pursue any of these opportunities.
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