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How to Review on Smashwords

If you're new to reviewing on Smashwords, follow these steps to leave your review on their website and prove to Booksprout that you've completed your review.

Step 1

Click on the "Leave Your Review" button just under the Smashwords heading. It should take you directly to the book's review page where you can leave your review.

Step 2

On the Smashwords website, click "Write a review" (it's small and just above the list of other people's reviews).

Step 3

Fill in the required information in the form that pops down and click "Submit."

Step 4

Once submitted and you can see your review on their website, come back to Booksprout and click the "Yes, I left my review" checkbox in the Smashwords section.

Step 5

Scroll down to the bottom and click the "save" button.

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  1. Chris Leippi

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    Neither Smashwords nor Ibooks allows reviewing without purchase on their own websites. It's counterproductive to require reviews for ARCs in such cases. I have at least 1 ARC still 'due' for 2+ months because of this situation.

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    I tried this on Smashwords. They don't allow you to leave reviews for stories you didn't purchase there. I still have a review that isn't showing as complete because of this. I couldn't purchase the book at the time and I let the author know and it's still sitting there as 'Due'.