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IndieReader has been providing professional book reviews to indie, hybrid 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.
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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 13 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 today’s 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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IR Approved Author Justin Hale: “When you’re indie, there’s no machine behind you to push you. You’re the machine.”
RUNNERS is primarily about a group of rogue “assassins for assassins” (think who you would send to kill James Bond) that have given up the life and now run guns to survive.
Advice from IR Approved Author MJ Pankey: “…choose a designer who can create a book cover that clues readers in that your book belongs beside comparable titles.”
On an ancient Greek island ravaged by famine, five heroes make plans to overthrow the king to win back the favor of the gods and restore prosperity to their home, but they soon discover that not all the gods want them to succeed, leading them on a journey full of danger, deception, and the wrath of both gods and men.
Advice from IR Approved Author Jo Sisk-Purvis: “Find the writing habit that works for YOU”
Watchers’ eyes track a miles-distant bird; Listeners’ ears hear a whisper a village away. Knowers, extinct for 500 years, possessed telepathic powers straight out of a nightmare.
Advice from IR Approved Author GHAD: “Leave a notepad by your bed because the best ideas come to you when you’re struggling with sleep.”
A thrill ride through Toronto’s underworld of crime — from a viewpoint not known to many.