Frequently Asked Questions



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General


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General

Q: How do I create my profile?

A: Everyone is given a profile page in The Romance Reviews (TRR), whether you're a reader, a reviewer or an author.

Steps to follow:

  • Log in to TRR. (You need to have a verified account to do this. Sign up here.)
  • On the top right, hover your mouse over "My Account". A drop-down menu will appear. Click on the "My Page".
  • Click on the tab "Create/Update Profile".
  • Fill in the fields and click the button "Update Info".
  • Voila! You're done!

All authors' and reviewers' profiles are randomly selected to appear on the Author's Profile and Reviewer's Profile section under the Authors page and Reviewers page respectively.

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Q: How do I add a book into the database?

A: Only authors and reviewers are allowed to add books into the database.

Steps to follow:

  • Log in to TRR.
  • On the top menu bar, click on "Books". Search if the book exists in the database.
  • If the search results turn up nothing, on the top right panel, click on the tab "Create Book".
  • Fill in the blanks. Note: For the ISBN field, be careful to make sure you got all 13 numbers (for ISBN-13).
  • Once everything is filled up to your satisfaction, click on the button "Submit to Preview".
  • Scroll down and check if the information inputted is correct.
  • Click on "Approve" or "Edit" as necessary.
  • Voila! The book is now added in the database.

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Q: How do I search for a book?

A:Steps to follow:

  • On the top menu bar, click on "Books".
  • Input the title (or part of the title) of the book into the search box and click on "Search". You can also search using the author's name, ISBN and publisher.
  • If your search turns up nothing, it could be any of the following reasons:
    • Your spelling might be wrong.
    • The book has not yet been added into the database.

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Q: I'm an author. How do I attach my book/s to my profile?

A:Steps to follow:

  • Log in to TRR.
  • On the top right, hover your mouse over "My Account". A drop-down menu will appear. Click on the "My Page".
  • Click on the tab "Add Authored Books".
  • Input the title into the search field and press the "Search Books" button.
  • For each title, there's a corresponding "Add to Authored Books" tab on the right. Click on that tab if the title is your published work.
  • If you don't see your book in the list of search results, then your book has not yet been added into the database. Create your book.
  • Once you're done adding books to your profile, you should see the your books under the "Authored Books" tab.

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Q: I want to host a contest for a book giveaway. How do I do that?

A:Steps to follow:

  • Log in to TRR.
  • On the top right, hover your mouse over "My Account". A drop-down menu will appear. Scroll down until your mouse hovers over "Advertise / Services". A sub drop menu will appear to the left. Click on the "Create Contest".
  • Input the title into the search field and press the "Search Books" button.
  • If no results turn up in all the sections, this means your book is not yet in the database. Create your book.
  • For each title under "Search Results", there's a corresponding "Create Contest" tab on the right. Click on that tab if the title is the one you want to give away in a contest.
  • Fill in the information being asked and click on the button when you're done.
  • Voila! The contest will run on the date you indicated.
  • Once the contest is completed, the system will send you the email address of the winner.

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Q: I have a website, blog, etc and I want to link back to TRR using a banner or button. How do I do that?

A:Copy and paste the following HTML codes into your website or blog's HTML page and the banner or button will appear.

  • Banner:

    <a href='http://www.theromancereviews.com/'><img alt='The Romance Reviews' src='http://www.theromancereviews.com/images/trrbanner.gif' border='0'></img></a>

  • Button:

    <a href='http://www.theromancereviews.com/'><img alt='The Romance Reviews' src='http://www.theromancereviews.com/images/trrbutton.gif' border='0'></img></a>

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Q: How do I create a headline ad?

A:Here are the steps:

  • Log in.
  • On the top right, hover your mouse over "My Account". A drop-down menu will appear. Scroll down until your mouse hovers over "Advertise / Services". A sub drop menu will appear to the left. Click on the "Create Headline Ad".
  • Fill in the information being asked.
  • Once all fields are filled, click on button "Submit Headlines for Preview".
  • Scroll down and check the headline created.
  • Click "Submit for Approval" if everything is ok. Click "Remove" if you want to change something and repeat the process.
  • If you submit for approval, the headline will be in the queue for approval and posting.

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Q: How do I add my book video trailer?

A:Here are the steps:

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Q: What are credits?

A: Credits are used to make ad placements at The Romance Reviews (TRR). We decide on the use of credits because credits are convenient to use and affords advertisers much flexibility.

$1 = 1 credit.

TRR is offering a staggered discount tier system for the volume of credits purchased. Check out our Buy Credits page.

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Q: Why use credits?

A: Convenience. Credits are convenient, because they can be used anytime. You don't have to decide on the dates for all your ad placements now. If you want to take advantage of the higher discount, but at the moment, you just want to place one book cover ad to promote your newest release, that's fine!

All purchased credits will be parked in your account, and the amount will only be reduced whenever you make an ad purchase. Every time you log in to the site, you can check the Credits History page, which lists all the ad placements you made. You'll see the balance of your remaining credits, so there's no dispute. You can use these credits whenever you want or keep them for however long you want. There's no expiry.

Flexibility is not just limited to the date of ad placement.

Not sure whether you would want a banner ad or a book cover ad or a featured ad when the time comes?

No problem. You don't have to decide now. Credits can be used to purchase any kind of ad anytime you want.

Not enough credits? You can purchase more. Not registered? Register now.

For publishers and industry affiliates, we are still upgrading the site to cater to your needs. If you have any feedback or comment or suggestion, please send us an email at advertise@theromancereviews.com.

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Q: I want to buy credits. How do I pay for them?

A: We accept all major credit cards and Paypal. All payments are processed through Paypal, which has made provisions for secure transactions. We do not store your financial information in our database. Once payment is completed, you will immediately see the purchased credits in your account.

If you don't see the credits in your account, please send an email to admin@theromancereviews.com

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Q: Where can I find my unused credit balance?

A: Your unused credit balance is located on these pages:

http://www.theromancereviews.com/advertise.php
http://www.theromancereviews.com/creditshistory.php

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Q: Where can I display my ad?

A: TRR is divided into three main sections: Romance, Erotic, and GLBT. Choose the section that is appropriate for the ad you are going to display. For instance, if your ad is an Erotic Romance book, choose the Erotic Section. Your ad will then show up on all the pages in the Erotic Section.

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Q: What types of ads can I place?

A:We offer six (6) kinds of ads at the moment, and the following picture shows the place where each may be found:

                              

  • Top Banner (Big Banner Ad) - Size: 940x300 pixels. This ad is displayed at the top of the page below the menu bar on the Main Pages. Thus, it is immediately visible when the page loads.

    At most, three (3) big banners rotate in this same ad space for maximum exposure. This means that the order of appearance for the 3 banners is random each time someone visits the page. Thus, your ad could be on spot 3 now, but later it could be on spot 1.

  • Headline News - Displayed for one whole day in a prominent location on the top left hand side of the Main Pages, just below the Big Banner Ad for maximum exposure. Only ten (10) headlines per day are posted on each of the Main Pages. Thereafter, the headlines will still be available for access on the Headlines pages.

    You may post any news on this space, be it a new book release, a contest, a booksigning event, etc. You may include a picture/book cover and a link to the site of your choice. Headline news comes with a comment functionality. Readers can comment and post messages about the headline news.

    To have a chance for your headline to be published the next day, you must upload all the necessary information and submit the ad for approval by 8pm EST of the current day. However, this is still subject to the number of headlines in queue.

  • Box Ad - Size: 300x250 pixels. This ad is displayed in a prominent location on the top right hand side of the Main Pages, just below the Big Banner Ad and beside the headline news for maximum exposure. Our Main Pages are updated every day with new reviews and other stuff, which is why these are the default landing pages for most readers.

    At most, three (3) box ads rotate in this same ad space for maximum exposure. This means that the order of appearance for the 3 box ads is random each time someone visits the page. Thus, your ad could be on spot 3 now, but later it could be on spot 1.

  • Big Book Cover - Size: 240x360 pixels. This ad is displayed on the left hand column of the page and is almost four times the size of the small book cover ad.

  • Small Book Cover - Size: 130x195 pixels. This ad is displayed on the right hand column of the page.

  • Featured Book Interview - More than just an ad, this is an author interview featuring the particular book. Purchasing a Featured Book Interview includes the following:
    • The cover of the book being featured is posted on the Main Page for the entire month in a prominent location in the center of the page.
    • The book cover is also cross-posted on the Books pages and at the end of each interview for additional exposure.
    • The feature is promoted on Facebook, Twitter and the newsletter.
    • The feature includes the following author information:
      • Author's bio
      • Author's Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter links
      • Backlist (maximum of 5 books) with links to the book's cover, summary and buy links
    • Two to three days after purchase of this ad, an email will be sent to the author to coordinate the interview and the blog post.

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Q: I purchased a book cover and I want my ad to appear at the top of the page. What should I do?

A: You don't have to do anything. We guarantee that your ad will have its turn at the top. For maximum exposure, book cover ads are rotated among all the ad spaces. This means that the location of your ad is random each time someone visits the page. Thus, your ad could be in the middle of the page now, but later it could be at the top. At any given time, you would be able to see your ad on the page, just that the ad location may vary.

This is because we want to give all authors the same amount of exposure, regardless of when you might have purchased the ad. The first come, first served rule at TRR refers to ad servicing, not ad spots.

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Q: Can I put a caption and a link to the ad?

A: Captions are optional, but if you want, you may have one placed below the ad. Captions are 90 characters maximum, including spaces.

The ad can be linked to the site of your choice. All submitted ads must be static and in jpeg format. We regret that animated gifs are not supported.

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Q: When should I purchase ads?

A: For ease of use, TRR ads are displayed on a monthly calendar basis. When you buy an ad for the month of August, your ad runs from August 1 to 31. Hence, the last day to purchase an ad for August is on July 31. However, remember that all ad slots are filled on a first come, first served basis by the system. Once all the ad slots for a given month are filled, we apologize but the system is unable to accept any more ads for that month.

The above paragraph applies to all ads except for Featured Book Interviews and the Headline News Ads.

Featured Book Interviews run for the entire month, but they should be purchased two months before, due to the amount of work that needs to be done. For the Featured Book Interview to post in August, the last day to purchase is on June 30. However, the earlier you purchase, the better. In this example, the optimal dates to purchase would be in the first 15 days of June.

Headline News Ads are posted on a daily basis. For headlines to be possibly published the next day, you must upload all the necessary information and submit the ad for approval by 8pm EST of the current day.

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Q: How much do the ads cost?

A: You can check the prices of the ads here.

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Q: I cannot find the ad I am looking for. What shall I do?

A: Send a feedback to advertise@theromancereviews.com.

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Q: How do I promote my book for free?

A: There are several ways to promote your book for free:

  • Book Reviews - These are featured on the respective Main Page for a few days, with its own unique link in the Reviews archive. The review will also be promoted on Facebook and Twitter. It may also be included in the newsletter. If you would like to have your book reviewed, please click here.

  • Book Giveaway - Contest duration of each book giveaway is three (3) days. The contest is featured on the Main Page during that entire time and in the Contest page for more than a week. The contest will also be promoted on Facebook and Twitter. It may also be included in the newsletter. If you're interested to host a contest, please check this link.

  • Headline News - Authors are given 3 free headline posts upon approval of author status. Approved authors who placed the TRR banner on their websites' main page or blogs are given 1 free headline post each month.

  • Update Your Profile - Authors with complete profiles are randomly featured on the Main and Authors pages. Update your profile now.

  • Add Details to Your Book - You can now add a video trailer to your book!

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