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Self-Published/Indie Friendly Book Reviewers
Authors need book reviews… the hard part is getting them. When you first start looking for book reviews, you may see the top sites in Google, and then you will quickly learn that they don’t love indie or self-published authors. Luckily, in this guest post, author Jodie Toohey provides some great places to get reviews, as well as some other tips for getting reviews for your books. Don’t miss the bonus review option listed below!
When you ventured into the author world, you likely pictured reading a glowing review of your book in a major publication. At some point after publishing your e-book on your own, reality set in: the big reviewers will not accept self-published books. Part of it is because of the poor-quality reputation that self-published books is slowly eroding. Part of it is logistics – limiting submissions to traditionally published books is a good way to reduce the volume to deal with. But, a review is still a credible way to make people aware of your book and get them interested in it. It’s also inexpensive, often only costing time, a book copy, and maybe some postage. As with a lot of aspects of self-publishing, it just takes a bit more work and creativity.
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