Friday, May 22, 2009

Exciting Changes in the POD Review World

LL BOOK REVIEW EXPANDS REACH, UPGRADES WEBSITE
For Immediate Release
May 21, 2009
Shannon Yarbrough
llbookreview@gmail.com

For over a year, the Lulu Book Review has been offering Lulu authors a chance to shine. With some exciting new changes, the site will now reach out to more indie authors and do it in style. In March of 2008, the site started offering reviews for Lulu authors, insight to the self-publishing industry, and news and opinions devoted to all things POD (Print on Demand). Starting in May 2009, The Lulu Book Review will now be called The LL Book Review. Our new domain is www.llbookreview.com, which reflects the inclusion of authors publishing with Createspace.com and Wordclay.com. The site has been completely revamped to be easier to navigate and use.

The reviewers at LL Book Review are fellow indie authors who have published and promoted their own books and want to give back to the community. As always, reviews are provided free of charge. Reviews will now include a link to the author’s website and a link to a preview of the book if applicable. LL Book Review will also be reviewing poetry again due to Lulu.com’s recent purchase of the poetry.com domain. Our one stipulation for poetry reviewing is that the book must be available on Amazon. Authors will still be required to post a query on our Pick Me! tab to be considered for a review.

The new site features a scrolling marquee at the top displaying the latest six posts. Below the marquee, browsers will find more recent posts with older posts divided by categories below that. All posts can also be accessed by clicking on the various tabs across the top. The sidebar and blogroll have been revamped and still include our indie brothers and sisters (Please update your blogrolls and links to include the new domain!). All reviews are now divided into categories by genre. Other posts are also categorized by subject material, such as news, interviews, and opinions, making the new site much more user friendly.

Welcome to the new LL Book Review!
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We here at the peeps wish Shannon and his team a heartfelt congrats. It's nice to have another review site in it for the long-haul. Thanks LL Bookreview.

3 comments:

LL Book Review said...

Thanks for the mention and to the POD Peep team for being the backbone in all of this!

I have a lot of respect for all of you - Emily, Cheryl, and Chris!

Keep doing what you do! ;-)

-Shannon

Floyd M. Orr said...

Shannon has proven himself to be one of the serious ones among the POD review crowd. The look of the new website is clean and professional, and the content is excellent!

genjipress.com said...

I was given a positive review by them for my earlier book and have since asked to have new work looked at, too. Kudos to them!