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Reach the most popular book blogs

The book blog sites listed in our directory are vetted for quality: they are active, have clear review policies, and usually have a good following on social media. In fact, the ~1000 book blogs in our catalog have a cumulative following of over 1,000,000 readers . The most popular book review sites in our catalog have between 10,000 and 70,000 followers.

Many of these sites not only review books but also accept guest posts, do cover reveals, and participate in blog tours. While the top book blogs tend be YA book review blogs and romance book review blogs , we also feature less common genres like travel book review blogs , business book review blogs , comic book blogs , and paranormal book blogs .

Increase your response rates

Book promotion blogs are in demand because they provide a valuable service: free book reviews and book promotion. We surveyed ~500 book bloggers and learned that ~25% of book pitches they receive don ' t match their preferences. Some bloggers reported as high as 50%! Not only are book bloggers often getting irrelevant requests, but they are also busy. Book blogging is their spare-time hobby, not their job.

We have curated a large book blogger list so you have the necessary information at your fingertips to craft a personalized and relevant book pitch to book bloggers. These bloggers have opted-in to be in our directory , so they are expecting your email.

Here are some tips to optimize your response rates:

  • Address them by their first name. Bonus points if you also peruse their blog and find something in common to break the ice.
  • Mention how your book ' s genre fits into their reading preferences. For example, don ' t send your mystery novel to horror book review blogs . Send it to mystery book review blogs instead.
  • Provide them a format of your book that they will actually read.

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Looking for the top YA book blogs ? Or perhaps you want to connect with Christian book bloggers ? Maybe you want to restrict your search to the best book blogs in the UK? We have you covered. You can start by searching our book blogger directory by genre to see the book blogs which review books in the genre you searched for.

You can further narrow down the search results based on whether the blog is currently open to review requests, is a free book review site, is an ebook blog, is open to self-published authors, and cross posts their book review on Amazon and Goodreads. Best of all, we keep every site ' s preferences up to date, so you can be confident that you are not missing out on potential leads.

We surveyed ~100 indie authors and publicists and learned that the average indie author spends between 6-24 hrs contacting book reviewers to review their book. Our search tool will reduce your time investment considerably, so you can win back your time and do what you do best — write! And best of all, it is free :)

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Top 5 Book Review Sites Every Author Should Submit To

Top 5 Book Review Sites Every Author Should Submit To

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0 comment(s), october 13, 2021, don’t rush your book.

We can’t say it enough and yet we see it happen all the time.

When on the verge of publishing a book, we see one big mistake happen, especially if the author is rushing the publication process of their book.

Many times, we see them write, edit and then publish, giving no time or space to properly market or get the word out about their book.

So how is a reader supposed to find your book if it’s not even out there yet? How will they see it without proper awareness?

Authors who self-publish for the first time (usually) are missing a crucial piece to the publishing process: Submitting their book to book review sites.

Why Do I Need to Submit My Books for Review?

Top 5 Book Review Sites Every Author Should Submit To

Submitting your book to review to a good review source can help you leverage your book before it’s even launched.

Having people review your book from these five book review sites we are talking about later, even if the reviews are positive or negative, can be powerful.

There are a few reasons all authors should be submitting their book for review.

  • You can gain quality reviews
  • Create awareness for your book
  • Book reviewers could possibly share your work with others (word of mouth marketing)
  • Can influence readers to pre-order your book
  • It’s free marketing!

Although sharing your work with others to get their opinion on your book is daunting, it’s still a necessary step to take before you even publish. Don’t forget this crucial step in the publishing and promotion process if you don’t want to sabotage your book .

How Long Does the Review Process Take?

The review copy process can take some time, which is probably why a lot of people skip the process. But if you want a good quality review from a quality source, you need to take the time to fit a book review process into your book publishing timeline.

The review copy process can take anywhere from 3-4 months. So why is that?

A majority of book reviewers and credible book review sites require at least 3-4 months after submission and before launch to review your book.

Reviewers get a lot of inquiries and a lot of books, some of which they give to two different readers for review. If they choose your book for review you need to give them 3-4 months to review it.

The downside is, you just have to be patient.

When Should I Submit My Books For Review?

Top 5 Book Review Sites Every Author Should Submit To

If you’re finished writing your book, we highly recommend getting it edited by a professional before handing it off to reviewers.

Before you even submit your books for review, edit your book. Period.

Even if you have an amazing cover with a captivating synopsis, it will mean nothing if you send a book in with a wealth of mistakes roaming freely.

Reviewers will not read through your book if there are mistakes. Only send your book out for review when it is 100% ready.

Who Should I Be Submitting Books to For Review?

If you do decide to work this book review timeframe into your schedule, there are five sites you can get started with, some of which are free and some of which are paid.

So the top 5 book review sites you absolutely should at least consider,

  • Publisher’s Weekly
  • Write With Light Publications

We’ll explain all of them and their benefits below!

It’s also important to keep in mind that there are multiple other avenues for getting book reviews including having bookstagrammers on Instagram review your work, or sending it out to other smaller publications that would fit your niche.

For now, we’ll just cover some of the essential sites that will give you actual reviews without you having to ask freelance book reviewers.

Kirkus (Paid)

Kirkus has been around since 1933 and was founded by Virginia Kirkus. Back then, she realized there was a need for book reviews not backed by the publisher themselves. Seeing this need, she started a business that would give writers the book reviews they need while also allowing American booksellers to buy products backed by unbiased opinions.

As far as book review sites go, Kirkus is one of the most prestigious and trusted book reviewers in the business and offers an unbiased assessment of your book—which could be negative or positive. But their outstanding reviews come at a price. That being said, the review is worth it to many.

Here are some of the prices for Kirkus Reviews:

  • Traditional Reviews: Costs $425 for a 250-word review.
  • Expanded Reviews: Costs $525 for a 500-word review.
  • Picture Book Reviews: Cost $350 for a 200-word review.

All of the reviews are turned around in 7-9 weeks but can be expedited for an additional fee. After receiving your review, you can add some of the best quotes to your product listings on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other sites to help promote the book.

You also have the option to publish your review on Kirkus if you like what they have to say. If you do choose to publish it, Kirkus may consider your review for publication in their magazine which reaches 50,000 users.

If you’re ready to get your book reviewed, visit Kirkus to get started .

Booklife (Paid)

To receive another guaranteed book review for a price, you can also choose Booklife .

Booklife is an extension of the popular site, Publisher’s Weekly, and provides publishing advice and assistance to find authors.

Booklife is usually great for indie authors who need a great review from a reputable source. It is also slightly less in cost than Kirkus.

A Booklife review costs $399 for 300 words.

Authors will get their review back in an estimated 4-6 weeks. The one downside of submitting for review with Booklife is there is a word count limit. Only books 100,000 words are less can be considered for a review.

The upside is the review with be featured on Booklife’s website and Publisher Weekly’s website. To learn more about the submission guidelines and get reviewed, visit Booklife’s Review FAQs page .

Reedsy (Paid)

Probably one of our favorite places to get books reviewed is Reedsy .

We love this site because it is so affordable and you get an honest book review from a professional book reviewer. See a Reedsy book review for one of our authors!

Like Booklife and Kirkus, you will get a quality book review but at a much lower price and it is guaranteed. Reedsy can also be synced with Goodreads, which allows your reviewer to publish their review before the book even launches.

Authors who choose to get their books reviewed with Reedsy will spend only $50 per book for a lengthy review from a frequent book reviewer.

The great thing is, your book is available to be reviewed by anyone who is interested. Additionally, you can contact the reviewers to ask them to review your book

On Reedsy, your book can only be reviewed once, although, we really wish they would allow more, especially if other reviewers want to take a peek.

Publisher’s Weekly (Free)

Like we mentioned earlier, Publisher’s Weekly is associated with Booklife, which is a paid review service.

Publisher’s Weekly, however, is a free review service , which will bring a smile to most indie authors who are on a tight budget with marketing.

The one downside of submitting a book review to Publisher’s Weekly is your review is not guaranteed. Publisher’s Weekly reviewers take a very slim amount of submissions for review, which means they take the elite when it comes to books.

If your book is chosen for review by Publisher’s Weekly, you’ve probably got yourself a great book. Although there is no guarantee for a book review, it’s worth submitting anyways.

To get your book reviewed with Publisher’s Weekly, check out their submission guidelines .

Write With Light Publications (Free)

We know we have a long ways to go to be as great and revered as websites like Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus. But hey! We all have to start somewhere!

At Write With Light Publications, we have a deep desire to help indie authors get their books out there in the world. One of the best ways to do that is to read your book and give you a quality review.

Our reviews are completely free to you as long as you follow our strict guidelines.

To learn more about our book reviews, check out our submission guidelines !

New More Publishing Help?

Write With Light Publications offers a variety of publishing services that are intended to support indie authors with their self-publishing endeavors.

If you’re feeling lost with marketing, publishing, or even creating your book, consider getting some assistance from us!

You can see more about our services here .

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You’ve finished your manuscript, had it edited, copyedited, and designed. You have a smashing cover and you are preparing to launch your book into the world. What can you do to help ensure that the publication of your well-written, professionally prepared manuscript gets loads of attention and sells right out of the gate?

Get reviews. Sure, you say, but how do I do that? Here’s a quick guide of the three major sources of book reviews for indie authors.

Free Reviews

To find writers willing to review your self-published book for free, consult reviewer directories such as Indie View and Book Blogger List . Also approach relevant bloggers and book reviewers, send them a free copy of your e-book, and ask nicely if they will review it. Two blogs that often review books by indie authors are Dear Author and Maryse Black . Finally, don't forget to consider traditional media, e.g. Publishers Weekly , which reviews self-published titles through BookLife , its site dedicated to indie authors -- and don’t overlook your local newspapers and magazines.

Paid Reviews

Paid reviews can be an effective marketing tool, too. Lots of sites offer paid review services. Here are a few examples: Kirkus Indie Indie Reader , Self-Publishing Review , Blue Ink Review .

Customer Reviews

Customer reviews on sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads are important because they result in the overall star rating of your book that potential readers see when browsing bookselling sites. Indie authors should try approaching the appropriate Top Reviewers at Amazon to see if they're willing to write reviews. Additionally, some bloggers listed on Indie View will post their reviews as customer reviews on Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads. Reviewers for Blueink Review and Self-Publishing Review sometimes post their reviews to these sites as editorial reviews, though editorial reviews do not impact a book's star ranking.

Once you are comfortable with the kinds of reviews available to indie authors, it’s time to get busy. Follow these guidelines and you may be amazed by the results.

Your Book Review Action Plan

  • Start planning your strategy early -- at least six weeks before the launch date of your book.
  • Create a master list of everyone you can think of -- bloggers, reviewers, experts in your field -- who might be interested in your subject and in helping you with your book. “The most important part of soliciting reviews is to match your book to the appropriate reviewers,” says Joel Friedlander of the blog The Book Designer . So, spend some time to determine who has been reviewing other books in your category. And it's always a good idea to create a spreadsheet of everyone on your list and update it frequently to indicate who has responded and who hasn’t.
  • Be ready to send MOBI, EPUB and/or PDF files to reviewers who request an e-book. Also order a batch of print copies to have on hand for reviewers who want a physical book.
  • Write a friendly, personalized email to everyone on your list, attach a free copy of your book, and ask -- very politely -- if they would consider writing a review. Be as specific as possible about why you feel they are right for your book and how much you would appreciate a review.
  • If reviewers prefer print copies, mail print books as soon as you receive their mailing addresses.
  • A week before launch, send a reminder to anyone who hasn't yet responded. You know who those folks are, right? -- because you have kept a spreadsheet indicating who hasn't responded.
  • Say thank you: Send a personal email to every single person on your list who has taken the time to review your book. They are your supporters, part of your community, your fan base. Do stay in touch with them whenever it’s appropriate and always let them know how appreciated they are.

There you have it. It’s not difficult, it can even be fun, and you’ll probably be surprised by how many people want to help you and may even be grateful that you’ve included them in your creative adventure.

Betty Kelly Sargent is the founder and CEO of BookWorks.com .

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The largest publishing houses in the world and many self-published authors have at least one thing in common. They both recognize the value of editorial reviews! Whether it’s flowery words on the cover of a physical book or statements of praise posted on a book’s Amazon page, you’ve no doubt seen dozens (if not hundreds or thousands) of quotations of editorial reviews. The reason that editorial reviews are so important to authors of all levels of notoriety is that readers rely heavily on editorial reviews to determine whether to purchase a book. Positive words from a professional book reviewer go a long way in convincing readers that a book is of high enough quality to invest their time and money. However, not all editorial reviewers are equal, thus leaving you wondering, “Which editorial reviewers are the best for me as an independent author?”

That can be a tough question to answer, and to be honest, only you can answer it for yourself. That’s because there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to editorial reviews. If you have a high budget for your book, then you might select a few of the more prestigious (and more expensive) editorial book reviewers. If, however, you have a limited amount of money that you can afford to invest in your book, then you may decide to select one or two of the more affordable options. That said, we have taken the time to sort through dozens of editorial book reviewers to identify some of the top editorial book review options for independent authors, which are listed below. To see a more comprehensive list of editorial reviewers along with their prices, search for “editorial” on our complete list of indie book reviewers .

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  • KirkusReviews.com Kirkus is perhaps the most reputable and well-known book reviewer, and you can find quotations of their reviews on books written by some of the biggest names in the industry. However, their pricing reflects their status, as a Kirkus book review will set you back $425 to $575. Typically, their reviews are just a paragraph summary of the book along with one quotable phrase, and if the book is particularly good it will get marked as a starred review.
  • IndiesToday.com Indies Today offers a great value for independent and self-published authors by maintaining highly competitive pricing for their services. Editorial reviews are $99, or for just $129 you not only get an editorial review but your book is also entered in an annual book award contest! Besides a 1 to 5 star rating Indies Today’s editorial reviews feature a one-paragraph summary of the book followed by a second paragraph that provides an analysis and a couple of quotable phrases.
  • ReadersFavorite.com Readers’ Favorite, while not exclusive to self-published authors and having a few notable names as customers, in actuality posts reviews mostly of indie books. This is likely because, like Indies Today, they are one of the more affordable options at just $59 for a guaranteed review. To also include your book in their annual award contest, add an additional $99. Readers’ Favorite reviews follow a similar pattern to Indies Today, giving each book a star rating, a concise summary of the book and a brief paragraph of opinion.
  • IndieReader.com As their name suggests, Indie Reader provides editorial reviews specifically for independent authors at a rate of $275 per review. If you want the added prestige of possibly winning an award, they also offer a book award contest entry for an additional $175. Indie Reader provides a 1 to 5 rating for their reviews, and they include a lengthy synopsis of the book with honest criticism and genuine praise.
  • ForewordReviews.com Foreword Reviews provides reviews that are referred to as Clarion Reviews, which are priced similarly to Kirkus at $499 per review. Each review provides a few paragraphs of summary and is simply rated as either starred or unstarred to identify the book’s quality. Foreword also offers an awards contest at the added cost of $99.

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Book Bloggers Who Work With Indie Authors:

  • https://motifbytanya.com/   Update: this site is no longer directed to a book blog.
  • http://www.literallyblack.com
  • http://www.thisgirlreadsalot.blogspot.com
  • https://cafethinking.com/
  • https://independentbookreview.com/
  • https://philleader.blogspot.com/
  • https://www.ericarobynreads.com/
  • https://hidingbehindbooksblog.wordpress.com/
  • http://www.narratess.com/
  • https://ignoringlifeblog.blogspot.com/
  • http://www.boundtowriting.com/
  • http://www.literaryedits.com/blog/
  • http://www.theressomethingaboutkm.com/
  • https://lovelyaudiobooks.info/  (only audiobooks)
  • https://reviewsbyleeve.wordpress.com/
  • https://laurenbodiford123.wordpress.com/
  • https://entertaininglynerdy.com/
  • https://catsluvcoffeez.blogspot.com/
  • https://irresponsiblereader.com/
  • https://savvythebookroyal.wordpress.com/
  • https://comfycozyup.com/
  • https://thecaffeinatedreader.com/
  • https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/
  • https://lovebooksgroup.com/
  • https://orlando-books.blog/
  • http://stephloves.co.uk/
  • https://abookhavenx.wordpress.com/
  • https://www.bookinggoodread.com/
  • https://manisbookcornerblog.wordpress.com/
  • https://bookishfaereviews.wordpress.com/
  • http://www.msjmentions.com/
  • https://inkishkingdoms.wordpress.com/
  • https://moonlightpages.wordpress.com/
  • https://tashasbookishworld.wordpress.com/
  • http://a-novel-idea.co.uk/
  • https://barbarabilsky.wixsite.com/blog
  • https://bookcoffeehappy.com/
  • https://bibookishbabe23.wordpress.com/
  • https://booksandbindings.com/
  • https://blog.kristenburns.com/
  • https://www.amybucklesbookshelf.co.uk/
  • https://www.bloglovin.com/@weekendreader
  • https://areadingbrit.co.uk/
  • https://aramblingreviewer.wordpress.com/
  • https://whisperingstories.com/
  • https://acatabookandacupoftea.wordpress.com/
  • https://thebigfatbookworm.wordpress.com/
  • https://www.proseoflife.com/
  • https://anewlookonbooks.com/blog/
  • https://emmaschapter.wordpress.com/
  • https://moonkestrelblog.wordpress.com/
  • https://ashesbooksandbobs.com/
  • http://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/
  • https://bookathonblog.wordpress.com/
  • https://bookishstateofmind.com/
  • https://sarahjanelamb.co.uk/
  • https://beforewegoblog.com/
  • https://behindthesebrowneyes.com/
  • http://www.athinsliceofanxiety.com/
  • https://mylifewithinthepages.com/
  • https://elgeewrites.com/
  • http://www.booksandme.co.uk/
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thanx for the shout out

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My pleasure. Thanks for supporting indie authors.

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My pleasure :)

I am amazed by the linking together of so any with the same interests of promoting writing. Thank you for your part!

My pleasure Voni. i agree, it's great to see so many bloggers that support indie authors, and writers in general.

Such an awesome resource! On behalf of indie writers, a big thank you for putting this together! Now I have to click through and follow all of these excellent blogs.

My pleasure. I hope this list will help both indie authors and the book bloggers that support them.

Thank you for the shout out!

My pleasure.

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This is a fantastic post! Can I also throw my hat into the ring? I'm an old time blogger but brand new BookTuber, currently focusing on my indie series. I'll share my channel link below - and will definitely be checking out the others! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZay8i0uiW3ppXYkGWI4nPA

Sure. The more the merrier! Always nice to know about more book bloggers and BookTubers who support indie authors.

Cheers! I'm relatively small-time compared to these guys. I'm working on it. :)

Thanks for this! I'd also like to flex this team https://honestbookreview.com/ as I really had a great experience with them, they love working especially with indie authors like me.

Excellent! Always happy to discover more great book blogs. Thanks for the suggestion.

Hey, btw the first link goes to a site that's just advertising XXX movies :(

Thank you so much for the heads up. It didn't do that when I put the list together. I will remove it from the post.

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