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Readers

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If you're like me, there's nothing better than discovering a new author whose work you love. You devour the first book, then blow through their entire back catalog as fast as you can.

And then what? How do you find that next great read?

That's where Kindred Readers comes in. We profile-match you to books based on your reading preferences and reviewing history. The more books you read and rate, the better we get at matching you to new books.  

And the great news is, it's all FREE!

Be among the first to discover terrific new writers. What do you have to lose? Join today!

What if I'm interested in participating as an Author or Service Provider member as well?

That's great! Simply click the SUBSCRIPTION tab on your Dashboard and select the desired membership option. Members may select one, two, or all three membership types.

 

Authors

Fotolia 63096386 XSThere are a lot of things to celebrate about the recent publishing boom, but the virtual slush pile isn't one of them. It's hard to get someone to read your book, much less review it.

Kindred Readers solves this problem. We've combined the best elements of bibliophile communities, peer review systems, and review exchanges to create a unique community that meets the needs of authors and readers alike.

At Kindred Readers, Author members receive

  • timely reviews from profile-matched reviewers. Each book is custom-matched with the most appropriate reviewer based on their interest profile and related factors. Each review assignment carries a due date, so you can be assured that the review will be submitted promptly.
  • specific feedback on what works — and doesn't work — in your writing. Reviewers provide ratings on not only the overall book but also individual elements such as character development, plot and pacing, style and technical skills (e.g., formatting, copy editing, proofreading). This means you'll know exactly where to focus your attention in a revised edition or future book.
  • reviews cross-posted to book vendor websites. We understand that the key to more sales is positive reviews posted to bookseller websites. For that reason, we reward reviewers who cross-post their reviews. We also recognize that not every review will be positive, though, so we allow reviewers who've given a book a low overall score to receive the reward without cross-posting.

Author members also receive access to our Service Provider Directory, where fellow Author members provide feedback on their experience of working with specific writing coaches, editors, proofers, designers and more. In addition, every service provider is required to offer an exclusive discount on their services to Kindred Readers' Author members, a benefit that can pay for the cost of membership.

At Kindred Readers, we support writers at all stages of development and help them become better, more successful authors. Join today and learn why Kindred Readers is an author's secret to success.

What if I'm interested in participating as a Reader or Service Provider member as well?

That's great! Reader members are eligible to review books, which is a great way to discover great writers and earn more tokens. Simply click the SUBSCRIPTION tab on your Dashboard and select the desired membership option. Members may select one, two, or all three membership types.

 

Service Providers

Fotolia 71944347 XSHow many hours a week do you devote to marketing? What's your advertising budget?

If you're like many of the highly skilled specialists who provide services to authors, odds are your answer to both of those questions is zero. Whether you get your clients through word of mouth or by competing on consulting portals, you're probably too busy working to invest time or money in self-promotion — and you may not be charging what your services are truly worth.

At Kindred Readers, we believe that authors are more likely to succeed if they have a creative team to support their writing and marketing efforts. To encourage our Author members to take advantage of the expertise available through specialists like yourself, we maintain a Service Provider Directory.

It's completely free to create a profile in our Directory, but we do ask a few things in exchange: you have to give our Author members a discount not available elsewhere, you have to keep your profile up-to-date, and you have to agree to let our Author members review their experience of working with you. (See our Service Provider Terms and Tips for a full explanation.) 

So what's in it for you?

Ready access to a large population of potential clients who are

  • pre-qualified: every Author member of Kindred Readers has demonstrated their willingness to invest financially in their writing career
  • motivated: many writers operate on a limited budget, so your discount will be a powerful incentive to select you over other providers not listed in our Directory
  • well-informed: our review system allows Author members to make more informed decisions when selecting a Service Provider to contact. 

Ready to get started? Join Now! 

What if I'm interested in participating as a Reader or Author member as well as a Service Provider?

That's great! Simply click the SUBSCRIPTION tab on your Dashboard and select the desired membership option. Members may select one, two, or all three membership types.