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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

IF WE WERE ELECTRIC

By Patrick Earl Ryan
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

The twelve short stories of IF WE WERE ELECTRIC cover a dizzying range of characters and situations, from a gay teenager's doomed escape with his...

IR Approved

LATVIAN FOLKTALES

By Astrida Barbins-Stahnke
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

LATVIAN FOLKTALES is, as the title states, a collection of ancient folktales from Latvia, a nation with a long history of cultural repression. Through these...

LOCKED DOWN BUBBLING UP

By Mark Rice, Lesley Smith, Mairead de Bhal
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

LOCKED DOWN BUBBLING UP by Mark Rice, Lesley Smith and Mairead de Bhal includes stories and poems of 2020’s pandemic lockdown in Ireland that give readers...

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