Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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IR Approved
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Seena Hodges's FROM ALLY TO ACCOMPLICE: How to Lead as a Fierce Antiracist offers an invaluable opportunity for growth and serves as a meaningful contribution...

IR Approved
December 27, 2023

INSPIRING WORK ANNIVERSARIES

By Rick Joi
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Writing in a simple but arresting style, workplace consultant Rick Joi argues that celebrating the anniversaries of employees’ hire dates is the key to unlocking...

IR Approved
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Direct yet provocative, BUSINESS BUILDERS (How to Become an Admired and Trusted Corporate Leader) by Dan Adams explains how the right match of leader and...

November 27, 2023

WHAT LEADERS NEED NOW

By Andrea Chilcote
Rating:
3.3 / 5.0

Author Andrea Chilcote stays within the standard parameters of leadership advice, despite presenting herself at points as a maverick. Since she's been an executive coach...

IR Approved
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Full of practical tips and personal truths, BRAVE WOMEN AT WORK: LESSONS IN CONFIDENCE is a unique, specific guide for any woman who wants to...

IR Approved
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Readers who are interested in writing their own books to promote themselves will find some good tips in ghostwriter Joshua Lisec's SO GOOD THEY CALL...

June 16, 2023

WE ARE ALL STAKEHOLDERS

By Shireen Muhiudeen
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

A well-written combination of polemic, boardroom anecdotes and advice, Shireen Muhiudeen's WE ARE ALL STAKEHOLDERS provides analysis of the pros and cons of ESG principles...

IR Approved
April 7, 2023

COLLABORATIVE CONFIDENCE

By Heather Backstrom
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Dr. Heather Backstrom's COLLABORATIVE CONFIDENCE is a practical and informative handbook that women---and their employers--can turn to when in need of guidance or inspiration.

IR Approved
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Scott Baradell's TRUST SIGNALS is an invaluable resource for PR professionals who are looking to up their game and provide clients with effective growth strategies,...

February 20, 2023

IGNITE CULTURE

By Margaret Graziano
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

While there are many useful guidelines for executives in IGNITE CULTURE, most of them are non-specific meaning that, even if author Margaret Graziano’s methods work,...

IR Approved
December 21, 2022

PRIMAL STORYTELLING (Marketing for Humans)

By Anthony L. Butler
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

With thousands of marketing books out there, it’s unusual to find anyone with anything original to say on the topic, but Anthony L. Butler's PRIMAL...

October 14, 2022

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET…LEAD!

By Anna Marshall
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Featuring a breezy writing style, author and executive coach Anna Marshall's guide, ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET…LEAD!, includes a wealth of information that could prove...

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