Review Group

Reviews are very important for Self-Published (SP), and Indie authors, just as they are for others. Unfortunately, though, many SP/Indie books don't get the review attention they deserve. In this group, authors can gain honest reviews from other author members. All members are encouraged to participate fully in the review process, rather than concentrating only on obtaining reviews for their own work. We are all in the same situation.
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You have no friends in the Review Group group. Invite some »
Myself and the other mods have been surprised at the enthusiasm members have shown for the 'one time only' genre specific review rounds that have been set up for the 100th group celebration.

Which leads to the question, should the group move to genre specific rounds?

The downsides are that some genre rounds, especially more 'niche' ones might be difficult to fill, and after a few groups, organising non-reciprocal reviews, if the same people join over and over again, could be problematic.
Upsides would be that authors could be confident that their reviewers understand their genre.
As always, groups are set up when we have mods willing and available. Some mods only mod one group at a time, so instead of a 'general' group being set up every couple of weeks, you could wait months for another group in your specific genre.
The number/types of rounds we can run depends on the number of mods, their availability and their willingness to mod a particular group.

Both.
 
  49 votes, 55.7%

Only genre specific rounds
 
  14 votes, 15.9%

No, keep it as it is, with general, clean and 18+ categories.
 
  11 votes, 12.5%

Both (write-in)
 
  7 votes, 8.0%

Both genre specific and general (write-in)
 
  5 votes, 5.7%

Genre specific would produce better reviews for the author, but my novel is a YA and I am concerned that the group might not include enough YA authors to make genre-specific reviews practical. (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 2.3%

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