Get a Book Review from the Experts

How can you benefit from a professional book review? A favourable one can give your work the added marketing value it deserves. Otherwise, it can give you ideas on how you can still improve the quality of your book.

Learn more about the benefits of a book review and how you can get one from Kirkus Indie with our help. Check out the infographic or read the transcript below.

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Kirkus Indie Book Review
Your Book Reviewed by the Experts

Book lovers often look to the opinion of established industry professionals to determine what to read or purchase next—and these recommendations usually come in the form of book reviews.

WHY SHOULD YOU GET A BOOK REVIEW?

  • To get an analysis of your book's strengths and areas for improvement
  • To test the waters while giving your book additional exposure and visibility
  • To gauge your book’s potential in the marketplace

In the past, getting a book review was perhaps one of the most challenging tasks for self-published authors—but not anymore. The Kirkus Indie Book Review service gives these authors access to a review programme by one of the most trusted brands in the industry—Kirkus Indie.

WHO IS KIRKUS INDIE?

Founded by Kirkus Reviews in 2005, it caters to the self-publishing industry and is a leading source of reviews for self-published books.

WHO IS KIRKUS REVIEWS?

Touted as ‘the world's toughest critic’, Kirkus is considered to be one of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery, reviewing 8,000–10,000 books in a year.

HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS SERVICE?

  • Access to a Reputable Book Review Service
    For more than a decade, Kirkus Indie has given self-published authors the opportunity to get their books reviewed within 12-14 weeks.
  • An Unbiased Critique of Your Work
    You get an honest and unbiased assessment of your book that can range from positive, negative, to neutral.
  • Added Marketability for Your Book
    A positive book review means endorsement from literary experts—and this can be a marketing tool in itself.
  • A Stamp of Credibility
    Add credibility to both your work and your reputation as an author by including an excerpt from the review on the most visible part of your book, its cover.
  • A Press Release Campaign
    Attract media attention with a professionally written press release distributed to at least 500 English-speaking media outlets.

WHAT IF I GET A NOT-SO-FAVOURABLE REVIEW?

Experts will conduct an honest, unbiased, and professional critique of your book. As such, we cannot ensure a favourable review of your work. But did you know that you could still benefit from an unfavourable evaluation?

Constructive feedback provides you with useful pointers on how you can hone your writing craft.

If you decide it's in the best interest of your book to undergo a revision, you can use the objective review to help you improve its overall quality.

Interested in getting a professional review by Kirkus Indie? Contact us for your consultation today.