Managing and Featuring Reader Reviews

All Edelweiss users can add reviews for titles found on the site. They can be for Edelweiss DRCs they’ve downloaded and read, or for a title they’ve read in another format…backlist or frontlist. Details on writing reviews can be found here.

General visibility of these reviews is based on a number of factors, including Friends, Colleagues, and Affiliate connections. You can make sure that a great and worthy review is always visible to all users by “Featuring” it. Details below.

You will be able to see submitted reader reviews in the Reviews area of your Administration Center. Publisher users have the option to see all reviews (if they are set up with Review Admin privileges) or only those from people in their Edelweiss contact list.

Get to the Administration Center by clicking into your Profile Icon (either your initials or your profile picture) and selecting Administration.

Here’s the view of a Review Admin:

You can update the Review Time Period filter to show reviews posted up to 365 days ago. You may also filter by Title or ISBN-13.

To export all reviews for the page (and current filters) you’re viewing, click the Export to Excel option at the top of the page.

At the title level, click on the total review count or the title itself to drill into all reviews (within the specified time frame). You can also click on the Positive Review Count (“thumbs up”), IndieNext Count, or Library Reads Count to see only those reviews. From here, you can select multiple titles (using the checkboxes to the left of the Title) all at once to Export to Excel, Feature/Remove Feature, or Archive/Unarchive.

Featured Reviews appear on the title listing in Edelweiss all users to easily view:

If you’d like to read an entire review and/or edit it for brevity, click its View/Edit link. You can also message the reviewer directly by clicking the email icon immediately following their email address that is displayed in the Reviewer column.

Lastly, you can see if those who have downloaded a DRC have submitted a review by clicking into the Review Copies > Activity area of your Administration Center. Clicking on the Review? column header will raise all instances with submitted reviews to the top of your view here:

Go back to the Digital Review Copy Administration training page.