Niche site(s) advice and clarification

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  1. bravewarrior profile image92
    bravewarriorposted 12 months ago

    What is the best niche site for book reviews? I have an article I'd like to move from Discover, but don't know which niche site is the correct one.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Maybe Hobbylark.

      1. bravewarrior profile image92
        bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, John. How does a book review relate to a hobby? I guess reading is a hobby, huh?

        1. AliciaC profile image96
          AliciaCposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          HobbyLark might be suitable, but my book reviews have been put on Owlcation.

          1. bravewarrior profile image92
            bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks, Linda. My review is for a book that John Lennon's sister wrote about his/their life as children. It encompasses so much about the hardships they were forced to endure, which explains so much about who John became and why. So would that fit into Owlcation (education)?

            1. AliciaC profile image96
              AliciaCposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              It sounds like an interesting article, Shauna. I think it might be suitable for Owlcation, but I don’t think you need to worry too much about choosing the right site. I’ve submitted articles to specific niche sites and the editors have put them on a different site because they think they are a better fit there.

              1. bravewarrior profile image92
                bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                Yeah, me too. I'll start there, but wait a day. I did some minor editing to the article today.

                Thanks for the help, Linda. I respect your advice. You and Bev seem to be great advocates for the community.

            2. justthemessenger profile image86
              justthemessengerposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              A biography that involves John Lenin may fit  with Spinditty.

              1. bravewarrior profile image92
                bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                I've just submitted it to Owlcation. We'll see what happens!

                1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
                  HubPagesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  Hello,

                  Yes, Owlcation is a great call. I should point out that Owlcation is a very busy site, so it might take a little bit longer than you're used to compared to other niche sites. If the primary editor thinks it might be a better fit on another site, they will bounce it across the team until it finds a domain that suits it best (:

                  Best,

                  Tessa

                  1. bravewarrior profile image92
                    bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Thanks, Tessa!

        2. Jodah profile image91
          Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, it is a tricky one. I guess it depends on what the book is about. I just saw some other book reviews on Hobbylark, so thought maybe.

          1. bravewarrior profile image92
            bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            John, see my recent response to Linda's suggestion. I'm thinking Owlcation may be the site to pitch based on what the book reveals.

    2. OldRoses profile image93
      OldRosesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      It really doesn't matter which niche site you request your article to be moved too.  If it is the incorrect one, the editors will automatically move it to the correct niche site.  I've had that happen to a few of my articles that I thought were suitable for Dengarden, but the editors felt otherwise and moved them other niche sites.

      1. bravewarrior profile image92
        bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        That's happened to me too, OldRoses, and I'm always surprised at which site(s) they feel are more appropriate. I'll submit to Owlcation and see what happens.

    3. MariaMontgomery profile image91
      MariaMontgomeryposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I have been gradually moving my book reviews from my own website to HubPages. Not so sure it's going to work because HP wants more than 750 words, and book reviews are just not that long. I created a separate HP account for this. I'm hoping this works out. Hope things work out for your reviews, too.

      1. bravewarrior profile image92
        bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        The book review I just submitted is 1,345 words. It's already been approved, featured, and moved to Discover, but I want to have it sit on a niche site that will give me more exposure and earnings.

        1. MariaMontgomery profile image91
          MariaMontgomeryposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Sounds good. I hope all goes well for you, Shauna.

          1. bravewarrior profile image92
            bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks, Maria. I haven't heard from staff yet.

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 12 months ago

    My experience is that the niche you choose is considered only a suggestion. If HP like the article but not your niche idea, they just put it in another one. So I just make a guess and don't spend any time worrying about it. I've come to consider it as arbitrary. smile

    1. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Paul. That's been my experience as well. I just thought I'd start off at the most logical jumping point but wasn't sure what that would be.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
        PaulGoodman67posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        If it's John Lennon's family, I would go for Spinditty. But they often ignore what I say, which is fine by me, as long as it gets on a niche.

        1. bravewarrior profile image92
          bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I thought of that after I hit the "go" button for Owlcation. Hopefully, the editors will swing it over to Spinditty. (What was I thinking???)

 
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