Book Reviews & Review Policy

From 2008 until 2014, I edited an online review of books called Gently Read Literature. Its focus was presenting reviews of contemporary poetry and literary fiction. 

Since ending that project and becoming a self-published author, I’ve realized just how difficult it is for indie writers to get their work noticed. Reviews matter more when you’re an indie author or genre writer. Because of this, I’ve decided to open my site up to featuring reviews of indie and genre authors. 

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If you would like to submit your book for review, email me (gentlyreadlit@gmail.com). Include whatever promo materials, links, or images you’d like to have in the review alongside a digital copy of the book (PDF or Mobi).

I write reviews of at least 500 words for a flat fee of $50 that is non-refundable.

Payment can be sent via Paypal to: gentlyreadlit@gmail.com

You can use PayPal.Me: paypal.me/misanthropester

 

No review will be posted until payment is received.

All reviews are honest appraisals. The review will be posted to Amazon, Goodreads, and other social media sites. All star ratings are rounded up, so a 3.5 star review on my site becomes a 4 star review on Amazon/Goodreads. 

 

Rating System

♦◊◊◊◊–1 Star: Poorly conceived and written, not worth anyone’s time

♦♦◊◊◊–2 Stars: Limited audience, mediocre writing

♦♦♦◊◊–3 Stars: Solid writing, decent ideas and execution, genre appropriate

♦♦♦♦◊–4 Stars: Good writing, engaging ideas and execution

♦♦♦♦♦–5 Stars: Superb writing, excellent ideas and execution, appealing to all audiences

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Need to get a sense of the kind of reviews I write? Here are some links (blue are commissioned reviews, red are non-commissioned, & green are reviews on other sites) to my most recent essays: 

 

Reviews of 2019

 

Stars Uncharted, S.K.Dunstall, Ace, 2018

War and Money, Sofia Diana Gabel, SD Books, 2019

Wicked Saints, Emily A. Duncan, Wednesday Books, 2019

White Gloves & Rob Roys, Ilona Joy Saari, 211th Street Books, 2017

Losers Gallery, G.J. Prager, JV Books, 2019

I Slept in Hitler’s Bed, Jay Balter, Mandalora Books, 2018

Acid and Bribery, Jeanne Ann Off, LitFire, 2010

Falling Into Freedom, Michael Doud, 4th Horse Fitness, 2018

Notes from the Fog: Stories, Ben Marcus, Knopf, 2018

Law and Addiction, Mike Papantonio, Waterside Productions, 2019

Only Human, Norbert Soski, Straight-Up Soulutions, 2019

On Being Mistaken, Laura Buccieri, PANK Books, 2018

Anaphora, Kevin Goodan, Alice James Books, 2018

The Fire Lit & Nearing, J.G. McClure. Indolent Books, 2018

 

All Book Reviews

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