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IndieReader has been providing professional book reviews to indie and self-published authors–for almost 1/2 the price of our competition–since 2009. Our team of reviewers include working journalists, editors, librarians and published writers.
“The review gave my book visibility in a crowded marketplace and a vital introduction to readers, both of which helped it become a bestseller.”
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Boost your books’ sales position with Verified Reader Reviews, posted to your Amazon and GoodReads pages. IR will get your book into the hands of readers who will write and post honest reviews to give your book the sales power it needs to sell more copies.
A few words from IndieReader founder, Amy Edelman
When we launched IndieReader back in 2009, it was with the intent of trying to level the playing field for self, hybrid and small press published authors. I had been both traditionally published (by Simon + Schuster in 1997 and Crown in 2007) and self-published, and so was in a unique position to see the challenges with each. At that time there were no other companies that offered review services for indie authors, let alone distribution and marketing options. It was like a desert out there, and we made it our goal at IR to provide some much needed relief.
Now over 10 years later we have reviewed thousands of indie titles. In that time we have also seen most of the negativity directed to self-publishing disappear, to the point where indie books regularly make the major bestseller lists (which we post weekly), win major literary awards (including our very own Discovery Awards) and sell hundreds of thousands of copies. Which means that the competition to write and publish a great book is only greater, because todays writers are not just competing with other indie authors, they’re competing with traditionally published authors too.
And now more than ever, IR knows exactly what it takes for an indie title to not just succeed, but also to stand out from the pack. So what are you waiting for? Via our curated and ever-expanding range of services, let our team at IndieReader help you build visibility and credibility for your indie book!
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Amy Byer Shainman on her IRDA Winning book, “Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew”
Resurrection Lily is a story of inheritance and intuition…of what can surface in the body and the spirit when linked by DNA.
I think most people have this vision of an author releasing a book and going, AGH that was nice, my work here is done, enjoy world, enjoy! That is so not the case when it comes to indie publishing.
IRDA Winning Author Thom Kudla: “…you should be very proud of being an indie author. It takes a lot of courage, perseverance, and persistence…”
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD) is an app based on my award-winning book HOW I AM DIFFERENT. For that book, I wrote something new every day for a year and then the following year I responded to that day’s entry from the prior year.
Advice from IRDA Winning Author Michael Warner: “Fame and fortune are slow to arrive, so you’d better enjoy it or it’ll be a long ride.”
This rediscovered collection of Lyle Saxon’s writings includes thirty-nine of his earliest New Orleans short stories and character sketches, and brings to light for the first time in nearly a century some of the author’s forgotten classics.