Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

List of Book Reviewers

Savvy authors will request reviews at Amazon, B&, Goodreads, and other review opportunities–such as when someone/anyone buys your book directly from you.

Understand this: Reviews sell eBooks, printed books and audiobooks. Reviews make your eBook appear important. Solicit as many reviews as possible.

Reviews are the most effective and least expensive form of ANY book related promotion–far cheaper than an ad.

For reaching out to “unknown to you” reviewers, try The Indie Book Reviews List at:

A lot of bloggers review books–you just need to find a blogger in your genre and then look on their blog for their book review policy. Try this website which lists book bloggers by genre.

If you signed up for Google Alerts or TalkWalker for alerts using your name “Susan Author” or book title “Your Book Title” within quotes, you will see results from sending out review copies. Reviews are free so they take time. Be patient. Reviews may not appear for three months in three years.



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