Ad & Review Opps

About IndieReader

IR, the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, was created to help adventurous book-lovers sort out the plethora of new indie titles and authors…a road map of sorts to help navigate the rocky terrain.

One of the ways we do this is through the IR Discovery Awards (IRDAs). Another is through our new Curation Service. All books that receive a 4-5 star IR book review automatically be made available to third party outlets–including IndieReader’s new app, making it easy for booksellers and book buyers to know that the title is reader-worthy.

* IR defines a self-published book as one whose author has paid to have it published.

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Submission Guidelines

Based on the number of books that we receive and don’t have time to review, IndieReader has decided to begin charging $100 per book review.  Books should be in their final iteration and will be reviewed as such (no ARCs). Books must also be self-published. (IR defines a self-published book as one whose author has paid to have it published).

Reviews will be at least 300 words and will receive a rating from zero to five stars.  Please note that IR does not guarantee a positive review.  Also, if you plan to enter the IR Discovery Awards, an IR review is included so no need to purchase both. If after you receive your IR Review and you want to enter the IRDAs, you will be charged an additional $50 per category.

Reviews will be posted to IndieReader.  It is up to the author to decide whether or not they want to post the review to the Editorial Reviews on their Amazon pages.  A positive review from IndieReader could also mean further exposure via IR’s publishing partners, USA Today and The Huffington Post.

You will be notified when your review is completed and posted, generally from between 8-10 weeks.

NEW!  A rush review, from 5-6* weeks, is now available for ebooks for an additional $50.

* Please allow an additional 2 weeks (6-8 weeks) for paper books

When submitting a book for review, please provide the following (you’ll be prompted to submit this info after payment):

1. Author
2. Title
3. Genre
4. Format you’ll be sending: eBook or hardcopy

Please send paper copies to: IndieReader, PO Box 43121, Montclair, NJ 07043

Ebooks should be submitted in a format readable by a Kindle (.prc/.azw/.mobi) or an iPad/Sony/Nook/ Kobo (epub).  Or you can gift a book via Amazon or B&N.  Ebooks can be sent to

Only one review will be issued for multiple entries without prior agreement.

All reviewed books may be used in IR Curation pages. For curation terms, please click here.

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Want to be an IR Daily Sponsor?

We’ll post your book–along with two lines of text (reviews and/or ratings)– in a prime spot on IR’s Home page under “Latest Reviews”, along with a direct buy link to your chosen sales site.

This is a great way to announce an eBook give-away (and perfect for author’s signed up with Amazon’s KDP program who want to capitalize on their free days!).

Bottom line is that eBook promo days are becoming a strong tool to market your book. Being an IR Daily Sponsor on those days is a key component to complement your effort.

Don’t waste your free days!

Cost = $40/day

Friday – Sunday Special = $100 (save $20!)



Weekly/Monthly Opps

* Banners (710 wide x 70 tall) = $200/week or $750/month
* Sidebar ad (225 x 300) = $175/week or $650/month

Please submit you ad to Include a link and a RGB image in either .jpg or .gif format, saved at 72 dpi. Please also note that our maximum size is 50 kb.

If you’d like us to create an ad for you, we’d be happy to do so for an additional fee of $50.

If you are interested in an advertising opp with IndieReader, please email me at for questions and availability.