We are pleased to announce to the launch of the second edition of 1000 Reviewer Club 2022. Please do join us using this form.
1000 REVIEWER CLUB 2021:
When INDICA Books launched its ‘1000 Reviewers Club – 2021’ in November 2020 , it was by far one of the most ambitious book review projects we could have imagined. To send 5000 books to 1000 reviewers over the course of one year. Five-thousand books for the reviewers to have. No obligations. Except that we asked them to review the books they received. We didn’t ask for positive, laudatory reviews – only genuine, honest reviews.
Over the course of the year, we sent 5000 copies of 86 books from 71 authors to 1114 reviewers.
To some reviewers we ended up sending seven books, while a few got only one. This was based on a number of factors, including compliance with the terms-and-conditions of our program, the reviewers’ responses, as well as logistical reasons (like incorrect addresses and missing mobile numbers).
This table captures the breakdown of the number of books we sent to reviewers cohort.
|Number of Reviewers||Number of books||Total Number of books|
A breakdown of the books, their authors, and the number of copies we sent out is captured in the table below:
Title Author(s) No of copies
12 Rules for Life Jordan B. Peterson 25
A Bad Place Mayur Didolkar 100
Abhimanyu Deepak M R 75
Ahalya Koral Dasgupta 25
Artificial Intelligence Rajiv Malhotra 25
Aryan Debate Shrikant G. Talageri 25
Awakening Bharat Mata Swapan Dasgupta 25
Balochistan Sandhya Jain 25
Beautiful Tree Dharampal 50
Being Rama Dass Ram Dass 25
Bharatiya Chitta, Manas and Kala Dharampal 25
Black Hole Paradigm Abhas Mitra 25
Blood Island Deep Halder 100
Brahmaputra Aneesh Gokhale 25
Buying Buddha Sophia Rose Arjana 100
Celebrating Life Rishi Nityapragya 100
Cinema Through Rasa Prachand Praveer 25
Cownomics Arti Agarwal 50
Curse of Gandhari Aditi Banerjee 25
Death & Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi Makarand Paranjape 25
Devayani Manjula Tekal 50
Dharma Amish Tripathi & Bhavana Roy 100
Dharma and Ecology Pankaj Jain 25
Essays on Indic History Vijender Sharma 100
Everyday Ayurveda Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya 100
Food and Faith Shobha Narayan 75
Bhagavad Gita for Millennials Bibek Debroy 100
Good News India D V Sridharan 75
Great Hindu Civilization Pavan Varma 50
Hindu Rites and Rituals K V Singh 100
Hindutva Paradigm Ram Madhav 75
Hundred-Year Marathon Michael Pillsbury 25
Hymns of Harappa Sai Papineni 100
In the Footsteps of Rama Vikrant Pandey and Neelesh Kulkarni 75
India 2030 Gautam Chikermane 50
India Comes First Ram Madhav 100
India That is Bharat J Sai Deepak 75
Indian Science and Technology Dharampal 50
Ishopanishad Nithin Sridhar (tr. and commentary) 25
Kasheer Sahana Vijayakumar 100
Krishnayan Kaajal Oza Vaidya & Subha Pande 100
Kunti Koral Dasgupta 50
Love Story of Bajirao Vikrant Pandey 25
Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray 50
Mahabharata Unravelled Ami Ganatra 50
Makers of Modern Dalit History Sudarshan Ramabadran & Guru Prakash 100
Meaning of India Raja Rao & Makarand Paranjape 100
Medical Astrology Dr. Deepak Singla 100
Mosaic Manish Mundra 100
Nagin Mayur Didolkar 25
New Idea of India Harsh Madhusudan & Rajeev Mantri 25
Not Two Yellamraju Srinivasa Rao Translated by Padma Neppalli 100
Poisoned Heart Nandini Sengupta 25
Predators and Prey Abhinav Agarwal 25
Purna Vidya Swamini Pramananda & Sri Dhira Chaitanya 25
Revisiting Educational Heritage Sahana Singh 50
Rise of Dharma Semanti Chakraborty 50
Rukmini Saiswaroopa Iyer 75
Samanya Dharma Nithin Sridhar 100
Sambhaji Vishwas Patil & Vikrant Pande 50
Sanghi Who Never Went to a Shakha Rahul Roushan 75
Sanskrit Non Translatables Rajiv Malhotra & Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji 100
Saraswati Civilization Maj. Gen. GD Bakshi 25
Saraswati’s Gift Kavita Kane 100
Savarkar (Part 1): Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924 Vikram Sampath 25
Savarkar (Part 2): A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966 Vikram Sampath 25
Science and Socio-Religious Pankaj Jain 25
Splendours of Royal Mysore Vikram Sampath 50
Sri Aurobindo and India's Rebirth Michel Danino 25
Srishti Satavadhani Dr.R.Ganesh, Translation: Koti Sreekrishna & Hari Ravikumar 25
Strange Death of Europe Douglas Murray 25
Surveillance Capitalism Shoshana Zuboff 25
Swift Horses Sharp Swords Amit Agarwal 100
Temple Management in the Agamas Deepa Duraiswamy 75
The King Within Nandini Sengupta 25
The Ocean's Own Sanjeev Sanyal 25
The Rat Eater Anand Ranganathan & Chitra S 50
The Sabarimala Confusion Nithin Sridhar 25
Transcending Science Dr. K Sadananda 75
Unsung Valour Saiswaroopa Iyer and others 50
Vault of Vishnu Ashwin Sanghi 100
Vedic Mathematics Chandrahas Halai 50
Venkatesa Suprabhatam Venkatesh Parthasarathy 100
What Does it Mean to be Indian S.N. Balagangadhara & Sarika Rao 100
Who Killed Shastri Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri 50
Your Best Day Is Today Anupam Kher 75
We got hundreds of reviews that readers shared with us and posted on Amazon and Goodreads. They also shared these reviews on Twitter and Facebook.
CURATOR”S CLUB :
Separately from the “1000 Reviewers Club – 2021”, INDICA Books has also been sending books, since 2015, to a curated list of influencers that now exceeds 620 people. Over the past seven years we have sent over 11000 books to this list. Together with the 5000 sent to the 1000 Reviewers, the total number of books sent by us is over 16000!
1000 REVIEWER CLUB 2022:
We now invite all the passionate book lovers to join us on this journey once again. As you can see we simply love gifting books ! However as we get ready to start the second edition “1000 Reviewers Club – 2022”, here is some information to get reviewers started: it has some general information as well as some terms-and-conditions.
- We will be sending out only physical books.
- Like before, these books will be sent out to addresses in India only.
- Reviews must be posted to Amazon and/or Goodreads.
- Please share your reviews on Twitter and Facebook and tag our Twitter handle. If posting on Facebook, please join our Facebook group and share your reviews there. Links are provided below.
- We are setting out to send you five books, less or more is a function of how you respond and fulfil to your side of the bargain. Sharing the image of the book you received on social media, reading and writing a review and sharing the same is what we expect of you. We will surely send you three books in good faith, post that you will receive books based on your performance.
- Reviews have to be original (i.e., no plagiarism or copy-paste from someone else’s review) and meaningful (this means that reviews of the ‘I liked this book. It is a good book. Everyone should read this book.’ variety do not count).
Look forward another exciting edition.
Happy receiving ,reading and reviewing and most importantly sharing !