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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
November 2, 2022

SNEAKY SHOWBIZ

By Simo Ben
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

SNEAKY SHOWBIZ pulls back the curtain on how black magic has infiltrated the world of Moroccan showbiz.

IR Approved
October 26, 2022

AMERICAN AIRMAN

By Jonathon Benjamin
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

The journey of a man--from a tumultuous family life to his journey into adulthood--including enlistment in the Air Force and his subsequent self-discovery.

IR Approved
October 24, 2022

OFF MY KNEES, FROM SKID ROW TO SUNSET BOULEVARD

By Julie D. Summers
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A gripping memoir detailing betrayal, trauma, prostitution, grief, drug addiction, imprisonment, the breaking force of love, detox and much more, all heightened by oscillating poverty.

IR Approved
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

A memoir that touches on the experiences of a father and son as war surgeons, one during World War II and the other during the...

October 7, 2022

KARL’S DIARY

By Sharon Winters
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Karl the dog narrates his life experiences from adoption to death, including guidance from the afterlife that leads his humans to adopt his successor, Charley.

IR Approved
September 28, 2022

SUSPECTED HIPPIE IN TRANSIT

By Martin Frumkin
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A physical and metaphysical journey that explores the values and philosophical notions of a self-described hippie and Westerner in relation to those of the people...

IR Approved
September 28, 2022

PLEASANT GOOD EVENING

By Dan Russell
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A detailed memoir of a Canadian sports broadcasting legend.

September 23, 2022

FAMILY MATTERS

By Lance Lee
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

The son of a supermodel and the executive behind The Addams Family tells his never-before-told family story.

IR Approved
September 21, 2022

TO WHERE YOU ARE

By Jason Fisher
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

A life-affirming memoir about perseverance in the face of a heartbreaking loss that’s as captivating as it is cathartic.

IR Approved
September 14, 2022

LOST IN CHINA: A Memoir of World War II

By Jennifer F. Dobbs
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

The dramatic true story of two small Anglo-American children during World War II when the Japanese invade China and their father is killed and their...

September 12, 2022

PEPPERONI, JALAPEÑOS & LSD

By P.H. Mountain
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

A software company owner recounts youthful years spent in Boulder as a would-be writer and actively employed gas-station attendant, a period filled with sex, drugs,...

Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

When a privileged white woman’s life is shattered by sudden family crises and the COVID pandemic, a year of anxious self-reflection produces LADY GARLAND TAMES...

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