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.
If you would like to submit your book for review email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include whatever promo materials, links, or images you’d like to have included alongside a digital copy of the book (pdf, epub, 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: email@example.com
You can use PayPal.Me: paypal.me/misanthropester
No review will be posted until payment is received. I’m also open to a review exchange, feel free to contact me to work something out.
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.
♦◊◊◊◊–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
Need to get a sense of the kind of reviews I write? Here are some links (blue are commissioned reviews, red are non-commissioned) to my most recent essays:
Reviews of 2018
(forthcoming) The Future of Us, Irwin Redlener, Columbia University Press, 2017
What’s Wrong With US?, Bruce Arena and Steve Kettmann, Harper, 2018
Cancer Songs, Ron Graves, LEB Books, 2017
Death and Taxes, Mark Zaslove, Aperient Press, 2018
Hag, Kathleen Kaufman, Turner Publishing, 2018
Beyond the Surface, Matt Hebert, 2018
Seven Steps to Inner Power, Tae Yun Kim, Mountain Tiger Press, 2018
State of the Nation, David Jackson Ambrose, The TMG Firm, 2018
Poems of Life, Love, and The Meaning of Meaning, Wren, Year of the Book Press, 2018
Duped X3 Liars, Alice-Rose Trent, Youcaxton Publications, 2017
Bitten, Alan Moore, 2018
Devolution of a Species, M.E. Ellington, 2017
Consolationeer, Marc McKee, Black Lawrence Press, 2017
Crash!: Leading Through the Wreckage, Carla Moore, Forbes Books, 2018
Tomas, JM Georgesson, Completely Novel, 2017
Ghost Bully, Brian Corley, 2018
We Care For You, Paul Kitcatt, Unbound, 2017
Bring the Noise: The Jürgen Klopp Story, Raphael Honigstein , Nation Books, 2018
Flat Broke with Two Goats, Jennifer McGaha, Sourcebooks, 2018
Pleasure Not Meating You: A Science-Based Approach to the Vegan Lifestyle (And Some Recipes, Too), Melody Schoenfeld, Evil Munky Publishing, 2017
Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts, Maya Jewell Zeller, Entre Rios Books, 2017