On getting our books reviewed Posted on 7/21/2015 at 07:28:45 PM by Jean
Would getting our WhP books reviewed help?
Who knows? Not I.
But I thought I should look into this. So I checked the six review sites I could see on Facebook. I feel like an idiot -- I could not make sense out of any of them. For sure they did not have any actual reviews. I'm not sure what they are doing. Sometimes I feel really stupid.
Then I looked up a promising-looking site called "Indie Reviews" and thought maybe that would be good for us.
Yes, they sounded very promising. But I was thinking, um, what is this going to cost? Here is the answer, right from their site:
Q. How much does it cost?
A. We keep it very affordable for the Indie author. Kirkus Reviews (which mean very little to the average reader) Kirkus charges $425-$575 for a review. One review. We have found that potential buyers tend to trust other like minded readers when it comes to buying books, not what the "big reviewing companies" all say. Right now we are offering a book purchase (up to $2.99), written reviews, and minimum of 5 tweets to thousands of followers for only $25.00 per reviewer. (*Books over 110k are $35 each. Message us about books that are over 150k words).
There is a 4 reviewer minimum, and a 30 maximum. So your review package will be anywhere from $100-$750.00 total. We are very flexible in taking payments, as we don't want money to stop you from being able to promote your book. Speak with your project liaison if you need help in this regard. We all know the old adage "it takes money to make money..." think of all the potential sales you are missing out on if no one knows about your book. Let us help!
Can you imagine your beloved but impoverished WhP paying $100 to $750 for a review? I don't care if they hired airplanes to write it across the sky from NY to CA....
Somebody must have some answers somewhere. Thanks to you dear friends for joining in kicking this around.