Early Reader Group: A Murder of Crows


The Murder of Crows early reader group is a private Facebook group that I use to distribute ARCs to a select group of readers; members agree that in exchange for early access to ARCs, they’ll do their utmost to post reviews to their typical venues in a timely fashion. It’s partially a way to bypass the sometimes tedious ARC and blog tour sign-up forms used by blog tour groups, but also a way to provide exclusives and benefits to readers.

Membership in A Murder of Crows is capped at 15 readers; there are currently 0 open slots, but that will be expanding as we shift to a list-based format. Sign up to be added once the group moves to the mailing list.

If you wish to be kept in the queue for consideration should any members be removed or if the membership quota expands, email me at blackmagic@blackmagicblues.com with:

  1. Your name.
  2. A link to your Facebook profile.
  3. Links to your Amazon reviewer profile, Goodreads reviewer profile, and/or review blog.
  4. Your taste preferences (genres, M/M, M/F, F/F, light vs. dark, etc.)
  5. Anything on your definite “do not read” list.
  6. The name of the last book of mine that you’ve read.

A review blog isn’t necessary to be a member, but at the very least Goodreads and Amazon reviewer profiles are required; a Facebook account is also required to be able to join and participate. Three things can get you removed from the reader group:

  1. Sharing ARC copies with people outside the group.
  2. Lack of participation or consistently passing on reading and/or reviewing.
  3. Harassing other members.

Readers will not be removed for posting negative reviews. All members of A Murder of Crows are expected to provide fair, honest, unbiased reviews, and…well, you can’t win ’em all.


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