Book Reviews

Something I used to do a few years ago that was popular was review other indie author’s books and share the reviews across my social media. I loved doing it because it felt like I was giving back to my indie author community, supporting others who were trying to make it in this heavily competitive world of books. So, I’ve decided to start it up again!

How Do I Get My Book Reviewed?

If you’re an indie author like me, you know how a great review can be like gold nuggets! Word of mouth through reviews is how we survive, but gaining reviews can be challenging and expensive, sometimes costing hundreds of dollars if your book is even accepted to be reviewed. It’s crazy! That’s why I decided to start reviewing indie author’s books again.

The cost is only $25 so it’s a great deal!

Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Email me at writeralexapostol@gmail.com about your interest in having your book reviewed.
  2. Once that’s done you have some choices on how you would like to send me your book. You can claim a sale on Amazon and gift it to me or you can email me a pdf or epub copy, whichever you prefer is fine with me.
  3. There will be a link in the email for you to checkout using paypal or your card through paypal, nice and secure. Once that’s done and the book is sent I can get started! If there’s a waiting list (because there’s only one of me and many of you) I will let you know what your position is and update you on that as I make my way through.

Where Do the Reviews Get Shared and How Many People will Potentially See it?

I have been growing my social media presence for years, which is why doing book reviews for other indie authors was so popular when I did it years ago and why I decided to do it again. Once I have read your book and put together a review I will post it to Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub, and my website on its blog. From there, I share my blog review with my followers on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and my personal monthly newsletter.

That’s over 7,500 fans seeing your book review!

Are There Any Types of Books You Don’t Review?

I do love to read just about anything so I am open to almost any type of book you’ve got for me! These Indie Author Reviews are mainly meant for Fiction work that can be read by a wide general audience, so keep that in mind when submitting.

Here’s a list of books I do not review:

  1. Poetry Books
  2. Collections and Anthologies (because of length)
  3. Overly gore-filled horror (That’s not to say I won’t read horror! But if it is wildly disturbing it probably wouldn’t get a great review from me. I do love a good ghost, zombie, witch, etc story, though!)
  4. LGBT Books
  5. Erotic/Sexual Fantasy Books (I don’t mind a little descriptive love scene here and there such as in the “Outlander” series, but not into overly descriptive sex scenes where it’s the main focus of the book)
  6. Textbooks
  7. Cookbooks
  8. Self-Help Books
  9. Children’s books
  10. Most NonFiction (I do enjoy a good Christian NonFiction, though! If you have a nonfiction you think I might enjoy you can send it, but I only accept nonfiction upon approval)

If you have any more questions not answered here, please feel free to email me at writeralexapostol@gmail.com

I look forward to reading your book soon!

– Alex Apostol