As an indie author, it’s important to get book reviews. As a reader, it’s helpful to get book recommendations. Below are some resources that combine the best of both worlds.
Getting Book Recommendations
3-Panel Book Review: Reviewing books in comic strip format
LitPick: “Through student book reviews, we promote reading and writing among preteens, teens, and young adults. We also enjoy connecting our student book reviewers with authors and publishers of a wide variety of titles and genre.”
Web Fiction Guide: “Web Fiction Guide is a community-run listing of online fiction. We list anything that is original and story-oriented (we don’t list fanfic or erotica), and that is available to read for free online. As with other online media (blogs, webcomics, etc.), some of it’s good, and some of it’s not. Our goal is to help you find stuff you want to read.”
BookSeer: Lets you know what to read next.
Getting Book Reviews
The Indie View: Links to where indie books are reviewed.
Rate Your Story: “Rate Your Story is a service where writers from all levels can submit their story to receive honest feedback from published authors. Submitted manuscripts are read and rated by traditionally published professionals who graciously volunteer their time and expertise to evaluate your work honestly and constructively.”
Tips for Getting Reviews
“The Art of the Book Review Query” on Book Life: “How to query book reviewers and bloggers in three easy steps.”
“As the Author World Turns on Amazon Book Review Policies” on The Book Designer: An overview of Amazon’s rules and resources for getting book reviews.
And last, for fun, and may be helpful when you’re feeling discouraged…”The 13 Worst Reviews of Classic Books” on Publisher’s Weekly.