The Book Dinosaur (who's name is obviously Deeno) is a service-driven website with the aim of helping authors find their audience and gain a foothold in the publishing market.
The Book Dinosaur is currently getting ready for launch, and one of its main goals is having enough authors and readers interested to make the experience worth it for everyone involved. As such, if you're interested, you can register now and he'll let you know when he's open for business.
As a reader, you are eligible to receive free advance reader copies of books by The Book Dinosaur's authors.
In order to receive books from Deeno, you need to sign up for a FREE reader account, then browse our current offerings and sign up for whichever books you might be interested in. If you are chosen as an Advance Reader for that book, you'll receive an email letting you know.
Being an ARC operation, the general expectation is that you will, once you read the book, leave an honest review of it in at least one of the specified retailers where the book is available. Once you have read and reviewed a book, you should fill a small questionaire letting The Book Dinosaur know of your experience with the book.
No. While the expectation when giving you an advance review copy is that you will review the book, there might be reasons both personal and professional why you might decide to not leave a review of any given book. If that's the case, please let the dinosaur know you couldn't review the book. He won't be mad, as he is most understanding. As long as you keep a certain ratio of books received to reviewed, you'll be eligible to keep receiving books even if you miss on the occasional review.
Deeno expects your reviews of books you receive to be honest and informative. Whatever rating you choose to award a book is entirely up to you, and The Book Dinosaur only expects you will rate the books you receive honestly, for better or worse.
The Book Dinosaur is set up to accept books available on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, and Google, and each ARC we offer will specify where the author has requested reviews to be posted, along with a link to said book if available. Reviews to Goodreads are also appreciated, although not required. If you leave reviews in Goodreads please let the dinosaur know, he will appreciate it.
While most of these storefronts allow for users to freely create accounts and peruse the stores, Amazon has specific requirements for users to be able to leave reviews. Specifically, as of July 2018 you must have an Amazon account in good standing and have spent at least $50 on the store during the last year to be eligible to write reviews of any items in the store you haven't bought there. Therefore, if you do not have an Amazon account that complies with these requirements, it would be better if you didn't sign up to any ARCs requiring Amazon reviews specifically.
From the moment you receive ARC copy, you have three weeks to read the book, leave your review, and inform Deeno of it.
After the three-week period, if your review (or lack of one) hasn't been reported, you'll be flagged as non-responsive for that specific ARC.
All of Deeno's ARC copies are digital files you can download from our servers while the ARC process is live. Once the process is closed, all files are removed from our servers - although you're allowed to keep the files you downloaded.
Most of our books are delivered on epub, mobi, and PDF formats. The Book Dinosaur does not deliver or work with physical copies, as he has a tendency to bite things.
You can leave an anonymous message for the author when reporting your review of the book to Deeno, he will deliver it promptly.
As for supporting an author whose book you loved, the best way to do that would be by buying their book and letting others know about that gem of a book you found - and where you found it ;)