Fully Booked Opens ‘The First Look Club’ for Book Reviewers

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Calling Bookworms! Here’s Your Chance to Join Fully Booked’s ‘The First Look Club’

Sometimes, it’s not enough to read a book’s synopsis to know what the story is about. You need a bit more push to convince yourself that a book will be worth your time.

Fully Booked announced on their website and socials that they’ll be expanding “The First Look Club,” the bookstore’s initiative to help people find their next good read. If you’re a bookworm who wants first dibs on latest releases and needs a platform to share your insights and reviews, this is the club for you!

Who Can Apply?

The “First Look Club” is open to any book lover 18 years old and above. As long as you’re willing to read and explore different book genres and write reviews about them, you can apply. Students are accepted.

What Are the Expectations?

Being a member (or reviewer as they call it) of the “First Look Club,” you’ll be asked to write reviews about the latest books from different genres. You’ll be assigned a book close to your genre of interest, and you have 15 days to finish reading and writing a review (about 500 to 700 words).

You’re required to submit six reviews in a year every other month. The reviews will be posted on Fully Booked’s blog and promoted across their social media. You’ll also need to submit a short bio about you, which will appear at the bottom of your reviews.

Why Should You Join?

Being a reviewer of the “First Look Club” gives you access to exclusive perks, such as:

  • Free 12 physical Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs) or Digital Reading Copies (DRCs) of titles assigned to you
  • An opportunity to meet authors and be part of Fully Booked events
  • Promotions for your bookstagram or any other endeavor (like personal blogs) on Fully Booked’s website and socials
  • A byline for all approved reviews

How Can You Claim the Books?

Reviewers can claim their physical ARCs at their chosen Fully Booked store, while DRCs will be sent through e-mail.

Where Can You Apply?

Registration will be through a Google Form where you’ll be asked to submit your full name, contact number, e-mail address, top three book genres, three books you always recommend, and a short original review (maximum of 100 words) of any book of your choice.

When is the Deadline?

Applications are open until Aug. 31, 2022. Fully Booked will be announcing 10 new members of the “First Look Club” through their socials — Facebook and Instagram.

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