Book Reviewing

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Zoe303
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Book Reviewing

Post by Zoe303 » 18 Oct 2018, 15:33

Hello!

I'm not sure I understand the book reviewing system in the forum. Can I review books without being a member of the Professional Review Team or Volunteer Review Team? If so, where should I post?

Thank you!
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Post by gali » 18 Oct 2018, 21:53

Zoe303 wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 15:33
Hello!

I'm not sure I understand the book reviewing system in the forum. Can I review books without being a member of the Professional Review Team or Volunteer Review Team? If so, where should I post?

Thank you!
You can, but you won't get credit or get paid for them.

Please read this thread: Links and Info for New Members.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by honeydropz » 19 Oct 2018, 05:27

Hmmmm now i dont get it, is it not your first review that wont pay you then after you start getting paid. i am new here thats why

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Post by gali » 19 Oct 2018, 05:34

honeydropz wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 05:27
Hmmmm now i dont get it, is it not your first review that wont pay you then after you start getting paid. i am new here thats why
No. Access to paid reviews depends on your level and score. The score tab explains all about it.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by Zoe303 » 19 Oct 2018, 08:07

gali wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 21:53

You can, but you won't get credit or get paid for them.

Please read this thread: Links and Info for New Members.
If I decided to join the Review Team, can I review whatever book I read or it has to be a book that is suggested for me here?
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Post by gali » 19 Oct 2018, 23:04

Zoe303 wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 08:07
gali wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 21:53

You can, but you won't get credit or get paid for them.

Please read this thread: Links and Info for New Members.
If I decided to join the Review Team, can I review whatever book I read or it has to be a book that is suggested for me here?
You will have a list to choose from.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by Zoe303 » 20 Oct 2018, 13:19

Alright! Thank you, Gali!
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