Guide to indie book reviewers

Let me start by saying that writing a good book is not enough. It’s just the first step. After countless rounds of edits, it’s time to get to the packaging part (cover, formatting, title, blurb, etc.) and then the book finally goes live to Amazon.

While a good packaging can draw the reader’s eye, it is often not enough. You can’t just rely on Amazon’s algorithm to show your book to potential buyer, you need to do some of the leg work yourself.

But how do you do that? There are more blogs than ever out there that review books, however, a quick look reveals that many only accept traditionally published authors and/or are overwhelmed by number of requests and aren’t accepting manuscripts.

My suggestion is to google reviews for indie published books to get around the first hurdle. The second one isn’t something you can eliminate as easily, which means you’ll have to go from blog to blog and check out the “review policy/contact us” section to see whether the blogger is currently accepting manuscripts.

I’ve been lucky to find a several blogs that have reviewed Fluidus Rising, and would like to share with you the links below.

  1. Uncaged book reviews

Not only does this online magazine review books, it also features author interviews.

Cyrene (the owner) is a pleasure to work with and very professional.

Here’s the link to the January issue, my author interview is on p. 56


2. Mommasaystoreadornottoread

A wonderful and fun blog run by Becky.

3. Cantstopwontstopbooks

Macy is a prolific and fair reviewer. Her reviews are in-depth yet without spoilers.

4. Unicorn book reviews

Is run by Ashley McCleo, who’s also an author. Ashley accepts fantasy, urban, sci-fi, paranormal, historical fiction, and YA/NA, and each review is carefully crafted.

5. Nancy at the Avid Reader

Nancy has a keen eyes to detail, is super easy to work with, and has a large following.


I hope you found this post helpful. Most of all, I would like to say don’t give up. If something you try doesn’t work, twitch it, then try again.

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