We’ve got a fairly extensive FAQ section, so head over there for answers to many questions like  titling posts, types of books, tagging posts (including the rating system),  WordPress, and more. Contact me if you still need answers. No question is too mundane, small, or insignificant. I want to hear from you!

Here are the top 10 items that you should keep in mind.

  1. Registration for Cannonball Read 5 is now closed
    a) You must sign up through the registration page first.
    b) Soon after I will send you an invite through WordPress to get connected to this blog – follow the instructions to accept it! (Note: this email is not automated. I will send it to you as soon as I can.) You must do a & b to be allowed to post on this site! 
  2. As with CBR4 and 3, you must post to the group blog, whether it is the link to your review on a blog or the whole review itself. However, if you are posting links to a bunch of reviews on your own blog at once, it is ok to do one post here, just add the number range to your post title. Read more on on title syntax.  
  3. Cannonball Read 5 officially begins on January 1, so please do not publish any posts until that day. You may write drafts of books that you read close to the end of the year, but books read this year should really go towards CBR4 if you are participating.
  4. If you want your review appear on Pajiba, it must be at least 3 paragraphs long. Don’t skimp. You know how long the posts usually are over there. If you’re not sure, go take a look at some old book reviews. 
  5. Read this if you aren’t sure where to start in writing a review. 
  6. If your post is very long, consider adding a “read more” break to it.
  7. Don’t forget to tag your post  with your Pajibaname and the author’s name. Use existing tags if possible. (No need to create a tag for the book title.)
  8. Earlier in 2012, we added a rating system for Cannonballers to rate the book 1-5 stars. It’s proven an easy way to recommend fellow Cannonballers read, or stay away from, a certain book.
  9. Use a photo! Book covers are helpful, and pretty! can tell you how to add an image to your post.
  10. If you’re tweeting your review, please take a moment to see if the author’s on Twitter. A quick search for “authorname on twitter” should do. We’ve gotten responses and RT’s from authors in the past, you can too!

2 thoughts on “Instructions

  1. I just tried to go to the registration page and it said “survey expired” and I couldn’t sign up. Can I not sign up anymore? I read a lot, and I’m super interested in joining this group! Please email me or let me know what I can do to join! Thank you! 🙂

    • Hi Krysten, I’m sorry but registration for Cannonball Read 5 is closed. My apologies for failing to update this page. Cannonball Read 6 is coming – can you believe 2014 is right around the corner? The registration process will begin mid-December. Keep an eye on this blog or our social media accounts for details. Thanks!

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