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February 2019 batch

Early Reviewers

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Feb 4, 2019, 6:54pm Top

I’m on the road today, so the February batch will be launching one day late—tomorrow evening, instead of today. Thanks for your patience!

Feb 5, 2019, 12:14am Top

Better that than something being wrong. Safe driving if you're in the ice zone!

Feb 5, 2019, 11:27am Top

>1 lorannen: Luckily I have plenty of books to read (and two ER books to review...)

Edited: Feb 7, 2019, 11:14am Top

And it's here, finally! Thanks for your patience, everyone. Go get some books! The February 2019 batch is live and ready for requests, featuring 4,890 copies of 117 new and upcoming titles. See the blog post to browse covers.

» Request copies here!

While you're at it, if you've moved or switched email addresses recently, please remember to check/update that information on your ER profile.

Which books are you hoping to snag this month?

Feb 5, 2019, 10:53pm Top

Wow, only one book seems even remotely interesting to me this month and that one has a cover that's so amateurish that it's making me a bit leery of even requesting it. The fact that it's put out by a vanity press really doesn't help matters. I think I'll be passing this month.

Feb 6, 2019, 12:26am Top

I found two that interest me, and one is by an author I like. I'll look more closely before the month ends because I usually miss something the first time around.

Feb 6, 2019, 4:16am Top

>5 yoyogod: I'm leery of vanity presses, but sometimes something is a surprise. I picked what I expected to be a well put together collection of stories and found I couldn't be bothered to even finish it. On the other hand, I picked up a surprisingly quirky read from the giveaways. It's not as well put together as it could be (no zoom options on the text with my old ereader so it's hard to read) but the writing is way more engaging to me.

Edited: Feb 6, 2019, 5:35am Top

Wow. I found 9 this month. Nice selection. I didn't realize that Meg Mitchell Moore had a new one coming out until I saw it here. I always go over the list to see if I missed anything.

Edited: Feb 6, 2019, 9:54am Top

Y'know, the rules say "Self-published works or books published by single-author presses are not currently eligible for the Early Reviewers program. "

And yet: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jmbergen/authors#published and "the publisher's" Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/jmbergen/

Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows, by J M Bergen

Edited: Feb 6, 2019, 9:54am Top

Nothing for me this month, which is probably a good thing.

I went to the library on Monday to pick up a book that I had on hold. That very night, I got an email saying that another hold had come in, and when I went to get that, I made the fatal mistake of checking out the "New Books" shelves.

Feb 6, 2019, 12:25pm Top

>9 lilithcat: Is right. However, Elandrian Press is new to both Early Reviewers and as a press, in general, and they tell me they've got other authors' work slated for the future. This is just their first publication.

I do my best to check up on new presses that enter ER, because we do get a fair few that ignore that rule and sign up anyway. I appreciate you folks bringing it up!

Feb 6, 2019, 1:05pm Top

>11 lorannen:

Thanks for clarifying that, lorannen!

Edited: Feb 6, 2019, 5:36pm Top

lorannen (#11):

Elandrian Press is new to both Early Reviewers and as a press, in general, and they tell me they've got other authors' work slated for the future. This is just their first publication.

I certainly hope they're telling you the truth.

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