Bowker’s most recent analysis of ISBN numbers revealed that 458,564 books were self-published in
As self-published books continue to proliferate, however, several
companies have begun offering paid book reviews to indie authors to help
them break out. Traditional review publications now sell reviews to
Publisher’s Weekly offers PW Select, which for $149 runs a photo of the book’s cover and a brief synopsis in PW and considers the books for a full review. Kirkus Indie offers “professional, unbiased book reviews for self-publishers” in 7 to 9 weeks for $425. Blue Ink Review specializes in reviews of self-published titles, offering reviews in the same time frame for $395.
Is purchasing such a review worth it? For one Wyoming-based author of three self-published works of fiction, Tamara Linse, the answer is yes.
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