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Shamelessly Successful - Part 2

Book Promotion Mastery for Indie Artist

By Denelsia WalkerPublished about a month ago 8 min read
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Shamelessly Successful - Part 2

Book Promotion Mastery for Indie Artist

8. 🧐Book Review Platforms: Costs, Descriptions, and Unique Standouts

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1. Goodreads:

- Description: A popular platform where readers review and rate books.

- Cost: Free to use for readers and authors. Advertising options are available at varying costs.

2. Amazon:

- Description: Extensive reader reviews for every book sold on the platform.

- Cost: Free to post reviews. Advertising and promotional tools for authors are available at varying costs.

3. Kirkus Reviews:

- Description: Professional reviews for a wide range of books.

- Cost: Free for readers. Kirkus Indie review service for self-published authors starts at $425.

4. Book Riot:

- Description: Reviews and recommendations from a team of book lovers.

- Cost: Free for readers. Sponsored content and advertising opportunities are available at varying costs.

5. LibraryThing:

- Description: A community of readers sharing reviews and recommendations.

- Cost: Free for readers. LibraryThing for Authors offers promotional tools, some of which may have fees.

6. BookPage:

- Description: Monthly reviews and recommendations.

- Cost: Free for readers. Authors and publishers can inquire about advertising rates.

7. Publishers Weekly:

- Description: Industry-standard reviews and book news.

- Cost: Free for readers. PW Select for self-published authors starts at $149.

8. The New York Times Book Review:

- Description: Esteemed reviews from a leading publication.

- Cost: Free for readers, with subscription options for full access. Advertising costs vary.

9. Booklist Online:

- Description: Reviews from the American Library Association.

- Cost: Free for readers. Booklist subscriptions for full access start at $169.50/year for individuals.

10. Shelf Awareness:

- Description: Reviews and book industry news.

- Cost: Free for readers. Advertising opportunities are available; costs vary.

11. Bookish:

- Description: Reviews, recommendations, and literary content.

- Cost: Free for readers. Authors and publishers can inquire about promotional services.

12. LitHub:

- Description: Reviews and literary culture.

- Cost: Free for readers. Advertising opportunities are available at varying costs.

13. The Guardian Books:

- Description: Reviews and book-related articles.

- Cost: Free for readers, with subscription options for ad-free access starting at $6.99/month.

14. NPR Books:

- Description: Reviews and author interviews.

- Cost: Free for readers. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available at varying costs.

15. BookBrowse:

- Description: Reviews, previews, and book club resources.

- Cost: Limited access for free. Full membership costs $39.95/year. Authors can inquire about promotional services.

16. Tor.com:

- Description: Reviews focused on science fiction and fantasy.

- Cost: Free for readers. Advertising opportunities are available at varying costs.

17. Reading Group Choices:

- Description: Reviews and book club picks.

- Cost: Free for readers. Authors and publishers can inquire about promotional opportunities.

18. Book Reporter:

- Description: Reviews and author interviews.

- Cost: Free for readers. Advertising and promotional opportunities are available at varying costs.

19. Fantasy Book Review:

- Description: Reviews of fantasy books.

- Cost: Free for readers. Authors can inquire about promotional services.

20. Historical Novel Society:

- Description: Reviews of historical fiction.

- Cost: Free for readers. Membership options are available starting at $50/year, with additional promotional opportunities for authors.

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1. Kirkus Reviews:

- Description: Kirkus Reviews provides professional reviews for a wide range of books, offering authors an opportunity to gain credibility and reach a broader audience.

- Unique Standout: Known for its reputation and influence in the publishing industry.

- Cost: Starts at $425 for indie authors.

2. Publishers Weekly (PW Select):

- Description: Publishers Weekly offers reviews and industry news, with PW Select specifically catering to self-published authors seeking professional reviews.

- Unique Standout: Access to a prestigious platform with a dedicated focus on the publishing industry.

- Cost: Starts at $149 for a review in the PW Select magazine.

3. BlueInk Review:

- Description: BlueInk Review provides professional book reviews, focusing on self-published and indie authors.

- Unique Standout: Offers a comprehensive review process tailored to independent authors.

- Cost: Starts at $395 for standard reviews.

4. Foreword Clarion Reviews:

- Description: Foreword Clarion Reviews offers professional book reviews aimed at providing honest and detailed feedback to authors.

- Unique Standout: Emphasizes thorough and insightful reviews to help authors improve their work.

- Cost: $499 for a review.

5. Reader Views:

- Description: Reader Views offers book reviews and author services to both traditional and self-published authors.

- Unique Standout: Provides personalized services and comprehensive review packages.

- Cost: Packages start at $119.

6. Pacific Book Review:

- Description: Pacific Book Review provides professional book reviews and author services to help writers promote their work.

- Unique Standout: Offers marketing and promotional services in addition to reviews.

- Cost: Packages start at $225.

7. US Review of Books:

- Description: The US Review of Books offers editorial reviews of books in various genres, providing authors with constructive feedback.

- Unique Standout: Focuses on offering honest and unbiased reviews to help authors improve their craft.

- Cost: Starts at $75 for a review.

8. Online Book Club:

- Description: Online Book Club provides book reviews and promotional services for authors seeking to increase their book's visibility.

- Unique Standout: Offers exposure to a large community of readers through its book review platform.

- Cost: Starts at $97 for a review.

9. Self-Publishing Review:

- Description: Self-Publishing Review offers professional book reviews and editorial services tailored to self-published authors.

- Unique Standout: Provides detailed reviews and feedback to help authors enhance their writing.

- Cost: Packages start at $149.

10. Reedsy Discovery:

- Description: Reedsy Discovery connects indie authors with reviewers and readers, offering a platform for book discovery and promotion.

- Unique Standout: Focuses on helping indie authors gain exposure and reach new readers.

-Cost: $50 per review request.

11. Feathered Quill Book Reviews:

- Description: Feathered Quill Book Reviews offers professional book reviews and author interviews, catering to a wide range of genres.

- Unique Standout: Provides detailed and thoughtful reviews from experienced reviewers.

- Cost: Packages start at $135.

12. Red City Review:

- Description: Red City Review provides professional book reviews and editorial services for authors seeking to enhance their book's visibility.

- Unique Standout: Offers affordable review packages and promotional opportunities.

- Cost: Starts at $75 for a review.

13. IndieReader:

- Description: IndieReader offers professional book reviews and author services, focusing on self-published and indie authors.

- Unique Standout: Provides detailed editorial reviews and access to a wide network of readers.

- Cost: $225 for a review.

14. San Francisco Book Review:

- Description: San Francisco Book Review offers professional book reviews and author services to help writers promote their work.

- Unique Standout: Provides comprehensive reviews and marketing solutions tailored to authors' needs.

- Cost: Packages start at $150.

15. Manhattan Book Review:

- Description: Manhattan Book Review provides professional book reviews and author services, aiming to help writers gain exposure and reach new readers.

- Unique Standout: Offers personalized promotional campaigns and marketing strategies.

- Cost: Packages start at $150.

16. Midwest Book Review:

- Description: Midwest Book Review offers professional book reviews and editorial services to help authors promote their work.

- Unique Standout: Accepts donations for reviews, making it accessible to authors with limited budgets.

- Cost: Donations requested, usually around $50 for a guaranteed review.

17. The BookLife Prize (part of Publishers Weekly):

- Description: The BookLife Prize, part of Publishers Weekly, offers a book contest and Critic’s Report to provide authors with valuable feedback.

- Unique Standout: Opportunity to participate in a prestigious book contest and receive professional feedback.

- Cost: $99 entry fee includes a Critic’s Report.

18. Book Viral:

- Description: Book Viral offers book reviews and promotional services to help authors increase their book visibility and reach new readers.

- Unique Standout: Focuses on helping indie authors gain exposure through targeted marketing campaigns.

- Cost: Packages start at $149.

19. Bookpleasures.com:

- Description: Bookpleasures.com provides professional book reviews and author services, offering authors a platform to promote their work.

- Unique Standout: Offers expedited review options for authors seeking timely feedback.

- Cost: $99 for an expedited review.

20. Clarion Foreword Reviews:

- Description: Clarion Foreword Reviews offers professional book reviews and editorial services to help authors promote their work and gain credibility.

- Unique Standout: Known for its comprehensive reviews and attention to detail.

-Cost: $499 for a review.

These platforms offer professional book review services tailored to authors' needs, providing opportunities for increased visibility, credibility, and book promotion. Authors should carefully consider their goals and budget constraints when selecting a platform for book reviews.

Subject: Invitation to Join Book Review Squad

Greetings,

I hope this message finds you well. Thank you for responding to the post regarding book reviews. I am reaching out to offer an opportunity to help increase the visibility and readership of our books.

I am currently part of a dedicated book review squad coordinated by Joyce Licorish, Amazon Bestseller and CEO of Dream Empire Films (dreamempirefilms.com). I have known Joyce for about five years and had the pleasure of attending her grand opening in Duluth, Georgia.

Our goals may vary, but I believe we share a common passion for seeing our books succeed. I dream of achieving overflowing reviews, Amazon Bestsellers status, and is listed on the New York Times Bestsellers list. In a conversation with New York Times Bestselling Author JL King, he emphasized the importance of reaching a wide audience and the strategy of distributing free books to generate interest and reviews.

Increased readership within the African American community is beneficial. Despite various challenges, we, as creatives, have the potential to inspire change and encourage a culture of reading through our efforts and examples.

I envision a future filled with book interviews, writing workshops, travel, successful book series, adaptations into Broadway plays, theater productions, and top-ranking movies. However, none of this can happen if our books remain unnoticed and without reviews.

Therefore, I cordially invite you to join our book review squad. Let us work together to turn our dreams into reality and bring our stories to a wider audience. You can join us through the following link:

Link to Join Our Book Review Squad

https://www.facebook.com/share/SVfooQvxpMJa8q9M/?mibextid=A7sQZp

Thank you for considering this opportunity. I look forward to collaborating with you.

Best regards,

Denelsia Walker

Founder of International Poetry Whore FB Group

https://www.facebook.com/share/yR7gCFkVsTyPJrV3/?mibextid=A7sQZp



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Denelsia Walker

Poet, Author, Musician, & Adult Enter Model. My Brand is HOEZBWINNING via Amazon Merch on Demand. Plus am an Amazon Influencer. Founder of Delcia Secrets Contoured LLC custom-made lingerie. Creator of International Poetry Whore FB Group.

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