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

THE POSTER BOY

By Chad Scott
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

The journey of farm boy turned million-dollar business owner unfolds as a precisely detailed treasure map in Chad Scott's autobiographical THE POSTER BOY: SMALL TOWNS,...

IR Approved

NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE TIDE (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe-Murderer and Kinda Lived to Tell)

By Kergan Edwards-Stout
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Actor/activist Kergan Edwards-Stout is quite the character, and NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE TIDE (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe-Murderer and Kinda...

IR Approved

CALLING MY SPIRIT BACK

By Elaine Alec
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Elaine Alec's CALLING MY SPIRIT BACK offers hard-won wisdom from the land of her birth, which extends from Canada into America's Washington State--from her personal...

IR Approved

DAISY HAS AUTISM

By Aaron J. Wright
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

In Aaron J. Wright’s IRDA Winning memoir, DAISY HAS AUTISM, not only is Arthur and Annie Russell's daughter autistic, so is the family's black lab.

IR Approved

A SINGLE DESPERATE PRAYER

By Ludmila Ritz
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

An honest, sometimes raw, account of a young girl’s first years as a street kid that is both heartbreaking and life-affirming – A SINGLE DESPERATE...

IR Approved

HOMOAMERICAN

By Michael Dane
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In HOMOAMERICAN, Michael K. Dane tells the story of his life, including his mother's escape from an abusive household, a career built on showmanship that...

IR Approved

A GLOSSARY OF LIFE

By Manny Garcia
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

A GLOSSARY OF LIFE is a useful and thought-provoking guide that looks at the deeper meaning behind some commonly used words in the areas of...

BRAIN XP: Living with Mental Illness, A Young Teenager’s Perspective

By Christine Marie Frey
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

BRAIN XP: Living with Mental Illness, A Young Teenager's Perspective, is the story of one teen’s struggle with mental illness and the community she created...

IR Approved

FROM DREAM TO DELIVERY: How to do Work You Love, Love What You Do and Launch Your Dream Project

By Don L. Daglow
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Despite his status as a 3-time Inc 500 CEO and Technical Emmy® Award recipient, author Don L. Daglow delivers no-nonsense knowledge like some favorite uncle...

IR Approved

HEY NANA!: CONNOR’S STORY OF LOVE

By Toni Nunemaker
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

HEY NANA! is a heartfelt and moving first-person chronicle of the tragic death of a child.

IR Approved

HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH A CHILDREN’S BOOK

By Yvonne Jones
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Amazon best-selling author Yvonne Jones walks readers through all stages of the self-publishing process, from writing the blurb on the back of the book and...

IR Approved

MANAGING BUBBIE

By Russel Lazega
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

A stubborn Holocaust survivor befuddles her family’s attempts to manage her twilight years.

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