Like to receive a free REVIEW copy of Reprobate?

To get the Amsterdam Assassin Serie noticed among the many books already out there, I offer free copies of Reprobate in exchange for reviews on Goodreads, Scribd, Amazon, Kobo and iTunes.

REPROBATE

Assassin Katla breaks her own rules when confronted with an unusual witness…

Blessed with an almost non-existent conscience, Katla Sieltjes, expert in disguising homicide, views assassination as an intricate and rewarding occupation. Hidden behind her male alter ego Loki, Katla receives anonymous assignments, negotiates the terms with clients through electronic means, all to protect her identity. Her solitary existence satisfies her until she meets a blind musician whose failure to notice a ‘closed’ sign causes him to wander in on Katla’s crime scene. And Katla breaks one of her most important rules – never leave a living witness.

Reprobate is the first novel in the Amsterdam Assassin Series. With authentic details and fast-paced action, featuring an uncompromising heroine and a supporting cast of unusual characters, Reprobate gives a rare glimpse in the local Dutch culture, information on the famous Dutch capital, the narcotics trade, computer hacking, motorcycle gangs, mehndi bridal tattoos, martial arts, the psychology of social engineering, and the brutal effectiveness of disciplined violence.

This e-book now features a glossary.

So, if you want to support me and help me get noticed, send an email to katlasieltjes@yahoo.com with ‘Reprobate Review copy’ in the subject and tell me what e-reader you use and I’ll send you the Reprobate e-book file attached to the email. You can download the file and upload it to your e-reader. Available files are .mobi, for the Amazon Kindle, and .epub for the Nook, Kobo, Sony, iPad and most smartphones with e-reader compatibility.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

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4 Comments on “Like to receive a free REVIEW copy of Reprobate?”

  1. Dale Day says:

    Do you think that by, in effect, buying a review, you’re going to get an honest one?

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    • Yes, Dale, I think I will get honest reviews from giving away free review copies.

      Let me explain why I think so:

      I don’t consider giving away free review copies ‘buying a review’. There’s no money changing hands, and the value of the free review copy is a mere 3.99$. I don’t know about you, but my wages are a lot higher than 3.99.

      What does it cost me to give away free review copies? Basically nothing, because they’re digital files. Does giving away a free review copy cost me a sale? Not unless you count on the fact that if I wouldn’t give the reviewer a free copy, they would buy one themselves.

      Reprobate is 117,000 words. The average reader reads 250 per minute. That’s 468 minutes. Divided by 60 means that the average person will spend 7.8 hours to read my book. If we factor in that writing a review will take at least 0.2 hours, we are talking of an investment by the reviewer of at least 8 hours to read the book and write a review. If you’d consider the price of the book, 3.99, the compensation for time spent on the book, the reader earned less than fifty cents an hour.

      So, can I expect a honest and fair review? I think I can. Because if I wasted 8 hours of your time, would you write me up a favourable review? I don’t think so.

      Another thing you might consider is that nowhere in my blog post do I give any instructions on what kind of review I expect to get for providing a free review copy. It’s entirely up to the reviewer. They don’t even have to read the whole book. If they decide after a reading a few pages that the book is crap, and they write a review that the book is crap, then that is their prerogative. Although, if you want to go that route, it would be easier to just read the Amazon sample, which contains 10% of the novel, i.e. you can read the first four chapters on Amazon, decide whether you want to buy the book for the price of a Starbucks Grande Latte, or get it for free and write up a review for Amazon/Kobo/iTunes/GoodReads/Scribd.

      The choice is yours.

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  2. lucciagray says:

    I have it on my Kindle. I actually bought it in May, but I have to get around to reading it. Fortunately I’m a teacher who will start her well-deserved summer holidays next Monday, and reading and reviewing Reprobate is on my ‘to do’ list. Thanks for the offer, anyway. I don’t think giving a copy away is ‘buying’ a review, either.

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