Video Book Review – FAQ’s

Q: What is the Discourse YouTube channel?

A: Discourse is a YouTube Channel, also known as BookTube, dedicated to discussing books. The channel is run by three people (BookTubers) that each bring a unique perspective and personality:

  • Retha is an aspiring author, a medical professional, and the heart of the team
  • Tony is an author, a military veteran, an IT professional, and is the team’s video producer
  • Abel has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the team’s social media expert

Q: What will be discussed in the video?

A: Discourse videos have a free flowing discussion that could go anywhere, but it will always center around your book. If your book is fiction they will discuss the characters they liked, the setting, the events, and use topics from your book for further discussion. If your book is nonfiction they will discuss the ideas presented in your book, how well the topic is covered and have a discussion around the central message of your book.

Q: If I use the Video Book Review service am I guaranteed a positive review?

A: The Discourse team is dedicated to providing fair and balanced reviews. All video reviews contain the honest opinion of the Discourse team. Each review will focus on your book’s positive aspects, and may also contain things the team didn’t like. The Discourse team will have an in-depth discussion about the content of your book.

Q: How long is the Video Book Review?

A: Each video is guaranteed to be a minimum of 10 or 15 minutes long on depending on which service you order, but the video could be longer.

Q: What if I don’t like the Video Book Review?

A: You can request to have the video removed.

Q: What if I want the Video Book Review changed?

A: Discourse will correct anything that was incorrect. Example: incorrect book cover, title, author name, etc. Otherwise, the video can be removed but extensive edits cannot be requested.

Q: How can I share the video?

A: Once the video is posted on YouTube we will provide you with the video link so that you can share it on social media and on your website. We’ll also provide instructions for adding the video to GoodReads and Amazon.

Q: Does Discourse review any genre of book?

A: Discourse reviews all fiction book genres and some nonfiction genres. Discourse does not review self-help, spiritual, religious books or textbooks. Books in any other genres are welcome. If you’re not sure if Discourse reviews your book genre, please use the contact form below to ask.

Q: How can you guarantee the video will receive 5,000 views?

A: In addition to our regular viewers and subscribers watching the video, we also promote the video on YouTube to a target audience of people with an active interest in books and reading. 5,000 views is a minimum, most videos receive more views. And your video book review will be on YouTube indefinitely, ready for anyone to find it and watch at any time.

Q: How do I start the Video Book Review Service?

A: Go to the Video Book Review Order Form to get started. You’ll be prompted to provide some book information and a digital copy of your book for review. Once you submit your order you will receive an email confirmation. The Video Book Review will be posted within 45 days. Once the video is posted you will receive an email notification.

Have more questions? Contact us.