While trying to get my book reviewed, I noticed the dearth of reviewers willing to take self-published books. I can understand why. Many are scribblings of people who thought in the same ilk as ‘I can draw a circle, therefore I should be an artist’ with no thought to how much time it actually requires to produce a sound piece of work. This being said, quite a bit of the work I’ve seen produced by publishing companies are about the same. For this reason, I feel self-published authors need someone on their side to review their works and, coming from programs for editing and reviewing, I’ve always loved seeing what un-vetted writers have.
What I review:
I accept only self published work! I will take anything–but–this does not guarantee a review. I will read middle grade, YA, and any genre, except fan fiction. However, please don’t give me rehashes of your favorite books, and, be forewarned, I don’t particularly enjoy heavy sci-fi books riddled with its own language and concepts (a few are okay, but if every other word is the name of some new alien race or dystopian job title, I will lose interest fast.) I take no money for my reviews and judge them purely on how well-written and enthralled I get. Check out my Review System to get a better understanding.
What to send:
Before I consider reading your book, please send an e-mail to start a rapport. Tell me a little bit about you and a link to your book (Amazon is preferred, but I’ll figure something else out if need be.) Within a couple of days I will respond and can give you what I think on first glance and when I can fit you in…if at all. I primarily read through e-readers as I live and work in Korea, so to have me read your book you will need a mobi file available to send me.
Please send all inquiries to:
Keats0810 (at) hotmail (dot) com
or contact by filling out the below form:
What to expect:
I will read your book in a timely fashion. I hope to post about a review a week, though this doesn’t mean your review will take a week. After reading, I will send a message to you with what I see as your strengths and weaknesses, followed by the review. You can then decide to have me post it to Amazon and Goodreads, or not.
To further help other self-publishing authors, I would love to be your beta reader. I have already read many self-published books and saw instantly aspects that needed tweaking or complete overhauling to produce the best result in readers. I’m a writer as well, so I know that distance from your creation is crucial. I will be constructive–no trashing your work–but my points will be critical. I want you to put forth the best possible story. If you’re wonder whether I’d be a good fit or not, please, look over my blog posts, specifically the writing section. It will highlight the areas I focus in while reading and the sections of your book I can help improve.
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