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Better Reading Preview: The True Story of Maddie Bright

December 11, 2018

Our next Preview title is The True Story of Maddie Bright! To register your interest in being a Preview reviewer for this title, just fill out the form below. Please only enter once:

Sorry, the number of entries for this title has been reached. Please look out for our next Preview title, coming soon!

Better Reading Preview: an exclusive chance to read and review free books before anyone else

We invite our trusted community to engage directly with the nation-wide conversation about books by registering for Preview, our new crowd-sourced book review platform.

Due to the quality, helpfulness and perceptiveness of our readers, we are launching a platform that allows your voice to be heard.

So what is Preview and how do I sign up?

Like us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter (if you haven’t already) to hear about the next Preview offer. The first 50 people to register will be selected to receive a free pre-publication book known in the publishing industry as a ‘proof.’ Usually these are printed 3-4 months before they hit the bookshelves.

But be warned – there are only limited copies of each book available for review, so you need to register your interest immediately or you’ll miss out. First in, first served.

We want you to have fun with Preview – post photos of your book when you receive it on Instagram or Facebook, and share your thoughts using the hashtag #BRPreview. Be sure to tag Better Reading in your posts! We love to hear from our readers. If you have a Goodreads account, we encourage you to share you review here too.

When you register you are expressing interest for the following:

-A free copy of the book sent to your address in exchange for a review of the book.

-A successful registration to review a book is for that single title, only. With every new book announced, you need to register your expression of interest again. You can register for as many books as you like.

-When announced, registrations are open for one week only. Keep an eye on our FB page and weekly newsletter for these announcements.

-Selected reviews will be featured on the Better Reading website, and the publisher may use the reviews for promotion.

-All reviews must be no longer than 200 words and received before the deadline to be eligible. You have 4 weeks from receiving your book to write your review.

-Reviews will be selected for their overall helpfulness, factoring in relevance, eloquence, fairness, and respectfulness.

-In submitting your review, you agree to offer your words to the publisher and Better Reading to use for promotional and marketing purposes. You will be identified by your first name and Australian state.

-All Preview proofs are submitted by publishers to Better Reading and distributed to selected reviewers. Publishers have no direct contact with reviewers and no influence over who will review their books.

-Better Reading does not share your personal details with any third party. All details submitted will only be used by Better Reading and the publisher for the purposes of Preview.

– Social media posts about Better Reading Preview may be shared by Better Reading on our social media channels and website.

-Only Australian residents can register for Preview.

-Preview demand is incredibly high, and there are only limited spots available for each title. To keep things fair, if you fail to provide a review for your Preview title on two occasions, you will unfortunately not be selected for future Preview titles.


  1. Brooke

    Sounds like a fabulous book – would love to read!

  2. Deborah

    Look like a book I would enjoy reading


    Would love to read thank you

  4. Claire

    I would love to read and review this book!

  5. Cynthia Price

    Would love to preview this book and place in on my library’s review blog

  6. Christine Cooper

    Hope my request went through. This looks like a good book

  7. Kylie Dean

    Would love to review a copy 😊

  8. Alison

    Sounds like just my sort of novel.

  9. Samantha

    Sign me up please…I would like very much to read and review this book.

  10. Anna Caruana

    I would love to review this book for it’s subject matter and the period it will be set in. I love anything to do with the Royal families of the world (especially Britain), even if it’s fictional!

  11. Leigh Brown

    Certainly sounds like a book I would love to read and will also recommend to my book club when we meet up again in the new year.

  12. Anita

    sounds fascinating, and set in my Brisbane suburb

  13. Nora

    Would love to read this.

  14. Kylie Kennett

    Yes please

  15. Amanda

    Yes would love to read this over the holidays 👍

  16. Jenny McCarthy

    I’ve read all Mary Rose’s books and look forward to reading this one, too. Great to see a Brisbane author doing well. We need to support our local authors.

  17. Elaine Kelly (elly)

    Sounds like something I would love to read,
    I’ve just finished….
    The lost flowers of Anna Hart …a beautiful read……set in Australia !

  18. Rebecca

    Any spots left for a great read??

  19. Amy Parkes

    That sounds amazing! I work in a book store and review proofs as part of my job so would love a chance to do it here.

  20. Sheryl hawkins

    sounds like a good book

  21. Nicole Roslon

    Love learning about women in history through novels!

  22. Karen Neville

    Would love to review this. It sounds intriguing.

  23. Hayley

    This sounds fab! I’d love to review a copy 😊

  24. Trina Nordio

    Yes please

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