I’ve often thought about doing book reviews. I read two or three books per week on my own and leave reviews for these authors at Amazon, Goodreads, and sometimes on my blog. So why not offer to review books for others? Great way to get some free reading material, right? 🙂
I’m not a big outfit…just me and occasionally my husband…so I don’t have a scoring system (yet) or any of the fancy pages other reviewers have. I’d like to some day, but we’ll get there.
So here goes…
We are happy to review books from all authors (self-published, indie, traditional). Our reviews go on Amazon, Goodreads, and various blogs. If you would like your review posted elsewhere, let us know.
If we find significant issues with your book that would lead to a very negative review, we will discuss those points with you before publishing our review, as we believe all authors should have the chance to benefit from the insights of their readers without being forever penalized by a negative review.
UPDATE 10/5/12: I realize I need to narrow the field a bit as I am getting so many requests for reviews! Below are the genres and formats that I prefer.
What does a Book Review cost? Nothing to you, unless you need to ‘gift’ the book to me on Amazon. I don’t pay for books that I review, so please don’t just send me links to your book and expect me to buy it and review it.
GENRES: Memoir, young adult, historical fiction, dystopian/post-apocalyptic fiction, ghost type stories (think Lovely Bones) and most science fiction.
For now, I am not reviewing political thrillers, westerns, romances, or non-fiction. I NEVER review books containing erotica, satanism, or major violence. This is not because I think adversely about those genres; they are just not the types of books I enjoy reading.
Unpublished works: I am happy to offer you a review of your unpublished work IF it is completed. If it needs editing or major work, I will email you and let you know that I’ll be happy to review when you have completed editing it. If you need help with editing, I do offer that service for a fee.
FORMATS: I prefer a free download from Amazon or a pdf doc that I can download to my Kindle.
Please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your book reviewed.
Again in a Heartbeat, a memoir of love, loss and dating again [Kindle Edition] Susan G. Weidener
I have 2 traditional action-political suspense novels that I have released this year and they are on Amazon Kindle. The first is “Cleansing The Sins” and the second is the award winning “Revolution II”. The first is $2.99 and the second is $5.99. I would be happy to send you a check if you woulld review them for me. You can check me on Google or Amazon. I really need the exposure. Thanks,
You could always send me a pdf version of the books. I can download pdfs to my Kindle for reading.
My PDF versions of my books are all during the edit process. The final edited versions are the finished book product. Only the publisher has those.
No problem, Sandy. If you email me at email@example.com, we can discuss it further. 🙂
Kaz, I have a young adult lesbian romance I would like for you to review. It doesn’t have a lot of sex or anything like that. It’s told from the main character, Jaime Edwards’ point of a view about a young woman discovering she has a crush on another girl and what happens from there. You can read the synopsis and an excerpt at my website: http://www.metudor.com. If you are interested in doing the review please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first printed copy of the book was majorly messed up but my publisher is supposed to be getting that fixed. I do have a PDF of the book that I can send you if you are interested. Thanks. M.E.
Hi M.E., I’d be happy to review your book. I have five ahead of you, but you can send it along to me as a pdf or Word doc that I can download to my Kindle. I’ll let you know when I’ve reviewed it. Can you tell me where you would like the review posted (Amazon, Goodreads, etc.)?
I can send you PDF of my published books. I write in the Women’s Fiction genre with some suspense thrown in. You can pm me when you’re ready and I’ll send them.
Hi Vicki, I’d be happy to review your books. I put books in line to read as I receive them, so go ahead and send them! 🙂 Karen
Hi Karen, Glad I found your site. I have just completed a short story, and in the process of adding the final touches on the other one. Do you review manuscripts, or only books? I will await your response. Blessings.
I would be happy to review your short story if you have it for sale somewhere.
Thank you so much for your prompt response. I’ll be in touch with you soon. Blessings.
Hello Karen, I sent you coupon codes and links for our books on smashwords.com a gift from Steve and I. Hope you enjoy them when you have time to read them. The Demesne series is on Amazon.com as well. A review on either or both would be great. Do you know about shelfari.com ?