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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

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Must-read.

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May 23, 2022

HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE?

By Shannan Mondor
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

HOW IN THE HELL DID I GET HERE? is a frank and honest account of the author’s struggle with alcoholism and offers hope and advice...

Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Alma C Lightbody’s YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME is a self-help workbook and guide to show readers how to shake off the controlling influences...

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Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Sandy Gerber’s EMOTIONAL MAGNETISM is a treatise on effective and empathetic communication, giving readers a new language to describe their emotional needs and values.

IR Approved
April 11, 2022

ACCIDENTALLY WELL

By John Webster
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

A refreshingly candid recounting of a mid-life weight loss journey that underscores the value of sustainable fitness goals.

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Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Inspired by author Sarah Woehler's personal experiences of struggling with—and mastering—the challenges of achieving the life of her dreams, HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE is...

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March 21, 2022

THE GOOD HUMAN

By Dawn K. Hammer
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In THE GOOD HUMAN, Dawn K. Hammer promises to help readers return to their ‘Authentic Self’ by equipping them with the mental and physical toolkit...

March 18, 2022

FIGHTING TO SURVIVE

By Judy V. Rentz
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

FIGHTING TO SURVIVE chronicles author Judy V. Rentz's lengthy struggle with pudendal neuralgia, a nerve condition resulting in chronic pain so unendurable that has come...

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March 18, 2022

FOOD (Eat with Ease Every Day)

By Amy Freinberg-Trufas
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A memoir of ‘dis-ease’ that offers a sustainable strategy for winning the weight-loss battle once and for all.

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March 4, 2022

THE POWER OF BREATH

By Monica Garcia Duggal
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Meditation can be a transformative tool for physical and mental wellness, but one that many find complex and mysterious. In THE POWER OF BREATH, Monica...

February 28, 2022

MATTERS OF THE SOUL

By Ruth Cherry
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A collection of exercises and reflections urging readers to dig deep for spiritual and emotional satisfaction.

Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Justin Thomas’s BECOME A PROVIDER is a Christian self-help guide for those embarking on a journey of personal growth. Meant as a companion to his...

Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Steven Joseph picks up on a smart, and impactful area of modern life that’s not addressed enough, crankiness, and goes big on how to deal...

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