IndieReader is run by authors and writers
for authors and writers.
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Pro Book Reviews
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.”
Verified Reader Reviews
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!
IRDA Winning Author Michael Dane: “I hope that all marginalized people–not only the LGBT community–will find value and comfort in this honest account and perhaps feel less alone.”
In this current climate of post-truth and subjective reality it is important that we recognize our past and the challenges that ignited the gay rights movement at a time when we were invisible. In HomoAmerican – The Secret Society I remember that time.
IRDA Winning Author Mike Murphey: “The hardest part [of being indie] is finding a place in this vast marketplace.”
The lives of three friends are shattered by the murder of a classmate during their sophomore year of high school in a small town on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico where life is defined by straight roads and straight laces.
“Jesus and Magdalene” is about ecology, racial conflicts and, especially, human nature. Jesus meets a modern Magdalene that fights for a better world – although using questionable methods – that would take him into a journey of conflict and madness.
“But I spend all day writing books and newsletters, do I really need to write a blog too?” I’m sure you’ve had this thought more than once in your author career. With all the things you should be doing every day to make the most of your writing, it’s hard to run a blog as a marketing tool.