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|The Books Machine is the hottest meeting place for authors and readers.
Here avid readers of the best books from all over the world come in search of that irreplaceable travel companion who often proves so elusive: the author. The Books Machine has definitively turned a
page of history as it places you, the reader, in direct contact with
your writers, NO MIDDLEMEN.
Daily, thousands of new titles and talented authors will exhibit their works here. We not only bring you closer to the best books and their authors, but you can access a UNIQUE feature only offered through
The Books Machine: books you'd usually have to pay for, completely free of charge!
Through The Books Machine authors will regularly accept requests directly from you, the reader, to receive Amazon Kindle books for free. You'll have the chance to contact the author directly and express your interest in receiving their book as a gift.
Each READER who receives a gift from an author will have only one commitment: to read the gifted book within 30 days and then write an honest review of the book on the platform in which the author commercializes. Honest reviews and your recommendation help the author acquire popularity and attract more attention to their work.
The READER who fulfills their compromise of READING AND WRITING AN HONEST REVIEW will be rated by the author. A serious and committed reader will acquire a good reputation within this community of writers and will receive more free reads of more prestigious works. The author rates the reader based on their fulfillment of the commitment entered into regardless of whether or not the reader has rated the work favorably.
In addition to the ratings you receive for fulfilling your commitment to read and honestly review a book, you will now be able to take your reputation even further by sharing and recommending through Facebook the books that you have read. A reader who regularly shares and recommends these books will be awarded a medal that shows authors their status as a VIP member of The Books Machine. Your medal tells authors that you are a reader who promotes the books you enjoy and they will be even more enthusiastic about granting you free reads of their books. Sharing an author’s book equals huge exposure for their titles before thousands of readers in Facebook contacts!
THE BOOKS MACHINE unites authors and readers in their passion for books. Our goal is to enrich the literary community by promoting great novels and helping the best writers to publicize and improve their work.
If you are a passionate reader, we invite you to join now and begin to request free reads of great books and create a prestigious reputation so that the best books reach you as free gifts directly from their creators. CLICK HERE TO BEGIN.
If you're an author, join the thousands of writers who have discovered THE BOOKS MACHINE as a unique way to reach millions of readers. Make your work known on a massive scale and receive the support of your readership in the growth of your reputation. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE.
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|1. What does being a member author offer me?
Membership affords you equal access to the hundreds of thousands of passionate readers EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A FAMOUS OR BESTSELLING AUTHOR. We rotate our results lists so that everyone has an equal opportunity. At The Books Machine, any serious and dedicated author has an equal chance at exposure. And of course we offer more visibility to the authors that are currently gifting their work in the moment that the reader carries out their search. We also enable you to receive requests from readers so that you may offer them a promotional gift of your work so that they may meet their commitment to read and write an honest review of the book on the platform that sells your titles, within 30 days.
Additionally, The Books Machine puts a powerful new tool in the author’s hands. Every time the reader finishes a book that they received as a gift, they will be encouraged to earn a medal for going the extra mile and sharing the title on Facebook. It is estimated that the average number of Facebook contacts is 150 per user. This means enormous possible exposure for your titles every time you grant a free gift of your book. The Books Machine will manage automatically the link that the user shares. Sometimes, it will be shared the link of your title within our community to help you further increase your reputation, and at other times, it will be directly shared the link to the platform where you sell your work, in order to attract more direct sales!
2. Am I required to give my books away for free?
The Books Machine allows you to choose when and to whom you offer your books to and the number of copies you're willing to offer as free reads, with a minimum of 5 units per month per author, per month. If an author has several titles, they may meet the minimum monthly gift requirement through a sum total of 5 units between all titles. There is no maximum limit, you may gift as many books as you'd like per month. We urge you to become an active member of The Books Machine because it will be your springboard to diffusing your work on a massive scale. A greater reputation will catapult your sales in accordance with the quality of your work. We collaborate with you, giving you visibility within our site, so that readers know that they can request a copy of your book as a gift.
3. How does the site work?
Once you become a member you can upload the information about the books that you have published on Amazon (cover, description, etc.). Then, once you decide to open your book to requests from readers, you send your books out to the readers you have chosen. The reader will provide you with information about themselves, as well as their e-mail address so that you may send a link to your book directly to their inbox. From our site you can decide when you want your book to be available for requests. You also have control over who you accept to be your readers and how many readers you'd like to offer free reads to.
4. How can I acquire a membership?
Click here to register. The monthly fee for author membership is USD$10.- You may renew or terminate your subscription to The Books Machine whenever you like.
5. How do I obtain good readers and reviews from readers who understand and can value my work?
a) Each reader that sends you a request should explain their motives for wanting to receive your book for free. This information will allow you to form a value judgment which will help you decide whether or not your work may meet the expectations of this request. A satisfied reader will surely have a favorable opinion of your work.
b) Each reader has a rating and a reputation. This does not guarantee that the reader will like your work but it gives you an idea of their level of commitment and seriousness.
c) Your courtesy and professionalism is essential to success. THE BOOKS MACHINE allows you to answer your readers' questions and demonstrate your commitment to their satisfaction. A deeper understanding of your work will surely lead to convincing reviews which will increase your popularity.
6. Is it okay to give away my work?
This is common throughout the publishing industry where renowned authors send their books as gifts to critics, editors and readers. It is also common practice in other industries such as film where specialists and a hand-selected public participate in the Avant Premiere designed to generate buzz and set new trends. In general, it is a practice that is not only accepted but encouraged by many distribution platforms. It is essential that every author recognize the distribution tools and requirements of the platform through which they sell their work.
7. How do I give my work away?
You can choose to send a promotional gift of your book in the way that is most convenient for you and agreed upon with the reader.
We recommend that you send your books in a way that protects your security and meets the requirements of the platform on which your titles are sold. For example, if you are currently enrolled in Amazon KDP, this platform allows the distribution of titles exclusively through Amazon. If this is your case you count on a wonderful tool within Amazon that allows you to send your books as gifts directly to the reader and many other advantages such as security, increased sales ranking, and the chance to expand your books to other devices like computers, tablets, telephones, etc.
In the end, you choose the manner that is most convenient for you. Also keep in mind that all conditions are subject to the availability or restrictions of the platform where you sell your books.
For more information on how to gift your work directly through Amazon to those who solicit your books through The Books Machine, click here.
8. Isn't it expensive to give my books away for free through the platform that sells my book?
We believe that it's a very small investment in relation to the benefits. Let us explain why:
Suppose that you decide to give away 5 books per month and that you currently sell them through the platform on which you sell your books at USD$3.00, with a return of 70%. That implies that every time you give away a $3.00 book, the platform through which you sell your titles will be reimbursing you approximately $2.00, since each book you give away is considered by the platform that sells your work, due to the fee, as a unit sold. Therefore the actual cost in the case of a 70% return is approximately $1.00 per unit. This means that your investment of publicity through gifts is approximately $5.00 per month in this case. And if you take into account that this boosts your sales rating and grants you more quality reviews which in turn push your sales and expand your popularity through word of mouth, the increase and promotion of your sales will yield profits. If you are consistent and you give it time and persistence, the cost of your gifts will be a tiny number next to your increase in sales. And all this while your titles and your reputation as an author become better known as well.
9. How do I know that the reader will read my book and write the review after I gift them my book?
The Books Machine gives you a powerful bargaining tool: you can rate the readers performance! 1 Star: Did not fulfill commitment to Read and Review within the established time frame. 2 Stars: Fulfilled their commitment to Read and Review, but exceeded the allotted time frame. 3 Stars: Excellent Reader, fulfilled their commitment as Reader and Reviewer in the promised time frame.
If the reader does not fulfill their commitment and you give them a negative rating their reputation will suffer and other authors will not accept their requests for free books. The reader has a major incentive to respect their commitment because their good reputation is what guarantees more and better reads for free.
10. How do I rate a reader?
The author should rate the reader ONLY FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THEIR COMMITMENT to read and review the book within 30 days. The reader may like or dislike your work and each author must accept the reader's opinions and honest reviews as essential to their commitment to the reader's community. If you believe in your work and you accept requests from readers who are truly interested and who have likes that you believe match your work, you will definitely reap popularity and positive reviews.
11. Can readers take more than 30 days to read and review the work?
They can, as long as this has been clarified to the author when they solicit your book and the author has given their consent to extend the time frame. If no exception to the time frame has been agreed upon, the standard for The Books Machine is a time commitment of 30 days and the author is the only person who may decide whether to make an exception to the rule when rating the reader.
12. What kinds of books do you accept?
Novels and fiction from any genre, as long as the books are published on the Amazon Kindle platform.
13. Does The Books Machine work exclusively with Amazon?
For the moment we only accept works published via Amazon Kindle.
14. How many books can I upload once I become a member?
You can simultaneously upload a maximum of 10 books OF YOUR EXCLUSIVE AUTHORSHIP.
15. How can I become a member?
Click here. After registering and acquiring membership you will receive your access information and you can begin to upload information about your work. The platform is intuitive and easy to use.
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1. Does membership have any cost to the reader?
No, membership is free for readers.
2. How can I become a member?
With a quick registration, you can begin to see the best material, have contact with your selected authors, and request their work free of charge. CLICK HERE.
3. Which books can I receive for free?
All the books on our list that show the 'Apply' option are available for free to selected readers. If the book is not available at that moment you can bookmark it and The Books Machine will notify you automatically via email as soon as the author is taking requests for that title.
4. Is the author required to accept my request and give me a free copy of the book?
The author decides when and to whom they want to gift their book. The reader holds the key: you can explain to the author why their book interests you and help them see that you will value their work. There are always interesting titles so if you are a serious reader and you build a reputation as such in The Books Machine, you will be an excellent candidate to consistently receive the best reads, free of charge.
5. What is my commitment as a reader, if I receive a book free of charge?
You must read the work within 30 days from receiving it and write an honest review of the book on the platform through which the author sells his books.
6. How can I access the books that an author has agreed to offer me free of charge?
After accepting an application, the author determines the way in which they will send the promotional gift of their book. If the author chooses to send you the promotional gift directly through the platform that sells their work, for example Amazon, you will receive an e-mail with a link that allows you to access your gift. Click on “Get your gift now” which will take you to Amazon so that you may log in to your account, or create a new account if you are not yet an Amazon user. From there you select the device to which you would like your free book delivered by clicking on “Accept Kindle Gift.” Kindle offers a free application that enables you to view their products from the majority of devices on the market (iPhone, iPad, Android platforms, etc.) so you may enjoy great reading from whichever device you own. Kindle also offers a Kindle computer app for those who do not have a portable device, telephone, or tablet with a Kindle application installed. Also keep in mind that all conditions are subject to the availability or restrictions of the platform where authors sell their books. If you need additional assistance, please click here.
7. In which devices can I read the books that authors offer me free of charge?
You can read these books for free in your Kindle, Ipad, Android, Samsung, PC and other compatible devices through free Kindle app. For aditional information click here.
8. Does The Books Machine deliver the free book to me?
No, The Books Machine is a platform that facilitates contact between readers and writers. The author has the exclusive control over who reads their books for free. The writer is responsible for sending their book free of charge to the readers they've selected. If the author accepts your request for a free book and for some reason you do not receive it, you may log in to The Books Machine and remind them that they have not sent your free read.
9. What should my review on the platform through which the authors sell their books be like?
Honest! Honesty is essential for the community to flourish and of great service to the author. It is essential that you solicit books that are truly of interest to you. It would not be fair for example to write a negative review on a Science Fiction book, not due to poor quality, but because you solicited a free read from a genre that you don't really enjoy. Authors put great effort into writing their books and building their reputation. Be honest in your review when you write your opinion but be responsible in the tittles you solicit as gifts.
10. How is my reputation as a reader determined?
Your reputation is determined by the authors who have gifted you their books. They rate you based on your fulfillment of the commitment to read the book in a period of 30 days and write a corresponding review on the platform through which the author sells his books within the same time frame. 1 Star: Did not fulfill commitment to Read and Review within the established time frame. 2 Stars: Fulfilled their commitment to Read and Review, but exceeded the allotted time frame. 3 Stars: Excellent Reader, fulfilled their commitment as Reader and Reviewer in the promised time frame.
The author's rating comes from your commitment to read and review their work on the platform through which the author sells his books within the promised time frame, independent of your opinion of their work.
11. Can I take more than 30 days to read and review the work?
You can, as long as this has been clarified to the author when you solicit their book and the author has given their consent to extend the time frame. If no exception to the time frame has been agreed upon, the standard for The Books Machine is a time commitment of 30 days and the author is the only person who may decide whether to make an exception to the rule when rating the reader.
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