Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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A. GENERAL

Question: What is The Chrysalis BREW Project?

Answer: The Chrysalis Books, Reviews, and Everything Written (BREW) Project is an award-winning Australian business registered as “The Chrysalis BREW Project.” It is also known as “BREW.” It has been listed as one of the top book blogs in Australia (#27 on Feedspot’s list as of 29 March 2022) and the world (#3 on Detailed’s list as of 22 April 2022).

It offers free and reasonably-priced products and services to authors, writers, content creators, readers, and audiences across the globe.

Question: What can I find on your site?

Answer: Explore our site through the following shortcuts to post categories.

Question: What are the topics that you usually cover on your site?

Answer: Here are some of the most common themes we have in our content.

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Question: I have other questions but I cannot find the answers here on this page or elsewhere on your site. How do I get help?

Answer: You could contact us through email via info@TheChrysalisBREWProject.com, or by mailing us at The Chrysalis BREW Project, PO Box 112 Reynella South Australia 5161 Australia. You can also use our Contact Form.

Question: Why do you charge fees for some of your services? Why can’t you do things for me without requiring me to pay fees?

Answer: We offer a variety of free options to help you and your written work reach as many readers as possible. However, if you require guaranteed results, that’s when you will be required to pay the required fees. Producing results requires manpower, financial, as well as other resources. Thus, it is logical and ethical for us to charge fees. Regardless, our fees are reasonable and relatively affordable compared to other service providers.

What we do for you is our job. Like any other job, we believe you’d understand that we also need compensation so we could eat and live like all humans do. “White slavery” should no longer exist, so we endeavor to provide compensation for the work done as far as we could and should; thus, we charge fees to cover costs for us to do what we do for you.

Kindly refer to the specific promotion page for more details about fees and charges.

B. AWARDS

Question: How do I nominate for the BREW Readers’ Choice Award?

Answer: Know more about the award by clicking the button below.

Question: How do I nominate for the BREW Book Excellence Award?

Answer: Know more about the award by clicking the button below.

Question: What’s the difference between the BREW Readers’ Choice and the BREW Book Excellence awards?

Answer: The BREW Readers’ Choice Award is awarded to the most popular books while the BREW Book Excellence Award is mainly based on the decisions of a panel of judges. Both have fee-free nomination options. Paid BREW Book Excellence Award nominations include 2 free readers’ reviews for the nominated book.

Question: Why do I have to pay a fee when nominating my book(s) for the BREW Book Excellence Award?

Answer: There may be fee-free nomination slots sponsored by one of our partners from time to time. If there are none or if you choose to pay for your book’s nomination, the fee is not meant to guarantee a book an award. The fee is required for the book’s nomination to progress to the next screening stage to further gauge if it is really worthy of an award. Funds from award nomination fees are paid to cover the administration and operational costs to carry out the systems and processes for the awards – from planning, nomination, screening, shortlisting, selection up to winner announcement as well as all else happening in between. “White slavery” should no longer exist, so we endeavor to provide compensation for work done as far as we could and should; thus, we charge fees to cover costs for us to do what we do for you.

Question: My book did not win a BREW Book Excellence Award. Can I lodge an appeal?

Answer: The judges’ decisions are final.

Question: My book did not win a BREW Book Excellence Award. How will I know what my book’s rank was in the screening process?

Answer: Non-winners will not receive an explanation about the judges’ decision. If you’d like to get post-screening feedback from the judges, you need to pay the applicable extra fees at the time of nomination.

Question: I’d like to nominate my book(s) for a BREW Book Excellence Award. However, I cannot afford to pay the fee. Can you help?

Answer: Our partner, Store with a Heart (South Australia Prestige Awards 2020/21 Gift Store of the Year), has committed to sponsoring a limited number of nominations. Thus, if you’re quick enough, you may be one of the lucky authors who can get free or discounted slots for your entry. You can refer to the main awards page for more details about the sponsorships.

Question: I’d like to nominate my book(s) for a BREW Book Excellence Award. However, I am having technical difficulties or personal issues that prevent me from filling up the form(s). Can you help?

Answer: We expect all nominations to be completed on or before the set deadline. However, if you are having issues, please contact us ASAP so we can discuss what can be done.

Question: I’d like to nominate my book(s) for a BREW Book Excellence Award. However, I was not able to submit the requirements on time. Will my book’s nomination progress?

Answer: In the interest of fairness, all submissions must be completed by authors and received by us not later than the set deadline.

However, all authors are welcome to join the following year’s awards.

Question: My book had been published several years ago. Would it still be eligible for nomination in the awards?

Answer: Generally, all published Kindle books are eligible for nomination to the awards regardless of the publication date, except for the “Young Bud” or “New Book” award category where only newly-published books on the award year can be entered. Unpublished manuscripts are not yet eligible for entry, although we may open a new category especially meant for such in the future.

C. BOOK SERVICES

Question: Do you offer free services?

Yes. We offer the following at no extra cost to you, although you may opt for optional upgrades if you wish. Terms and conditions apply.

For content creators

For readers and audiences

Question: I’d like to promote my book. What relevant services do you offer?

Answer: This site is meant to help content creators and audiences grow, thrive, and soar. Thus, we have free as well as affordable upgraded promotions to help you spread the word about your masterpiece.

Question: I have multiple books to promote. Can you help?

Answer: When completing the Author’s Profile form, you will be asked for the details of only 1 book, which we will automatically promote for you free of charge via our free Basic Promotion package. If you want to promote additional books, you need to complete the Basic Promotion package request form for each additional book.

Question: Why do I need to pay for my book’s promotion? Can’t you make everything free?

Answer: We offer a variety of free promotion options. However, if you require guaranteed results, that’s when you will be required to pay the required fees. Producing results requires manpower, financial, as well as other resources. Thus, it is logical and ethical for us to charge fees. regardless, our fees are reasonable and relatively affordable compared to other service providers. Kindly refer to the specific promotion page for more details about fees and charges.

Question: Do you offer free book review services?

Answer: At this point, we don’t. Our free promotion offers may result in reviews for your book, but such eventuality is never guaranteed at all. Our free promotion offers do NOT guarantee any results.

Know more about how we can help you get reviews for your book here: https://thechrysalisbrewproject.com/get-your-book-reviews/.

Recommended: Read more about our paid review offers.

Question: Do you offer Editorial Review services?

Answer: At this point, we don’t offer pure “editorial reviews.” We offer real readers’ reviews and other options. Whereas they are not meant to be editorial, our reviewers’ write-ups are authentic and editorial-like that you could use for various purposes.

To request a guaranteed BREW review or to know more about what a BREW review is and what it is not via the following link: https://thechrysalisbrewproject.com/review-request/.

To know more about all free and paid ways to get reviews with guaranteed or unguaranteed results, click the button below.

Question: Why should I pay for a book review?

Answer: Reviews have multiple purposes. They create interest in your book. They give prospective buyers and readers an advanced look at your content, helping them decide whether to read your book or not.

Whereas unpaid reviews are ideal, they may not always be readily possible. For example, readers may love reading, but they have other commitments to prioritize over writing a review. Some readers may love your book, but they may not have the time to write a review for you. Also, not everyone is born with a golden spoon. More often than not, we need to work to earn a living – for our needs and bills, and for our loved ones.

With our paid review packages, we will look for readers who are interested in reviewing your book. We will reserve reader review slots for you at a tiny fraction of the usual cost for similar services.

When you get 1 of our paid review packages, you are not paying for the review. You are paying for the service.

You are NOT and will never be guaranteed a perfect review score or a review written the way you expect it to be. What you are guaranteed, though, is that you are getting real readers’ feedback for your book.

Reviews with 5 out of 5 stars ratings will be published automatically. However, we will give you the option to not have a review published.

Question: I want perfect ratings for my books. Is this possible?

Answer: You are NOT and will never be guaranteed a perfect review score or a review written the way you expect it to be. What you are guaranteed, though, is that you are getting real readers’ feedback for your book.

Reviews with 5 out of 5 stars ratings will be published automatically. However, we will give you the option to not have a review published if the rating is below 5 stars.

Question: Can I choose the reviewer for my book?

Answer: No. Your book will be reviewed by our reviewer who is interested in reading it and writing a corresponding review.

Question: Will the book review be posted publicly? If yes, where?

Answer: Yes. At no extra cost to you, we will automatically post reviews with 5 out of 5 star-ratings on our website and share them to our social media channels. You can choose to not publish or unpublish reviews with other ratings.

Question: Will the book review be posted on Amazon or Goodreads?

Answer: It depends on the reviewer. Our reviewers are not paid, incentivised, expected, or requested to post reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and other non-BREW websites. However, we do not prevent them from doing so either, if it’s their personal choice.

Question: Which books do you promote?

Answer: We promote all published Kindle books and audiobooks from all authors and publishers. We currently do not accept books with porn or themes that encourage violence or lawlessness.

Question: Will I get a guaranteed number of sales out of your book promotion services?

Answer: If you are looking for a promotion service that will guarantee you an outright financial return on investments (ROI), you have come to the wrong place. Our promotional offers are best if you are after non-financial ROIs. If your goal is to reach more readers who will read your book, then we may be able to help you with that.

Our free promotion services may (but may also not) produce positive results.

If you want guaranteed results, then consider upgrading to one of our paid promotion packages. For example, our Bestseller packages guarantee enough sales to make your book attain a certain Best Seller rank.

Question: Are you a press release submission or distribution site?

Answer: No.

(Note: We are not a PR submission or distribution site. We merely facilitate your PR submission and distribution processes. However, we will do the legwork and heavy lifting while helping you avoid the guesswork, leverage the competitive pricing, and ensure the guaranteed acceptance and publication of your PR through our experience and network.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you still can’t find the answers you are looking for, email us via info@TheChrysalisBREWProject.com or use our Contact page.