You’re likely reading this because you want more than just a book review. You want an Editorial Review. You want to see how your book stacks up in a professional arena, or perhaps you simply want an honest, objective, and unbiased assessment of your book, feedback that’s difficult to get from your friends, family, and personal circle.
What you’ll receive from an Editorial Review that you likely won’t from a normal book review:
- A professional insight that may or may not come from a normal book review
- A solid timetable and deadline
- “Money quotes,” which are quotes you can use for the Editorial Review section on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, book cover jackets, etc. You can also use them in your book marketing, whatever that may be. You bought it, so you can use it at-will.
- Likely more exposure
- With a high rating on a reputable Editorial Review website, your book will always have that in its corner. In a literary world where authors seek ways to stand out, that can help.
- Likely a deeper level of assessment. If you’re afraid a normal book review will simply give you fluff, an Editorial Review will give you something “meatier.” You can expect both compliments and critique, delivered in a constructive, balanced way.
“The Book Review Directory’s Editorial Reviews are exactly as advertised. They provided me with an insightful, unbiased review of my book with honest feedback that I can’t always get from friends and family. ” -Scott M. Madden, author of The Mouse Thief
An Editorial Review for your self-published or traditionally published book from BRD includes:
- A member of the BRD review staff will read your book in-full.
- We will write a professional, Editorial Review of your book (minimum 500 words), including “money quotes” you can use for the Editorial Review section on book marketplaces, book marketing, book cover jackets, etc.
- You’ll receive a PDF of your Editorial Review.
- Your Editorial Review will be posted on BRD, including a purchase link (if your book is currently published).
- The post will generate a social media shout-out featuring your book on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
The Book Review Directory has a reach of over 11,000 subscribers. Since it was created in 2015, The Book Review Directory has seen over 115,000 visitors and over 285,000 page views.
See examples of our Editorial Reviews here.
“No one on the team knows me personally, and yet, they nailed the perspective I was coming from and who my audience is intended to be.” – Rio McKee, author of Real Raw Hope
How it works:
You’ll submit your book in a Word or PDF document and the BRD staff will read it in-full. We’ll write up a professional Editorial Review for your book. You can quote from our Editorial Review for any sort of book marketing you do.
If our Editorial Review contains a 1-3 star rating, you will be privately shown the review, and you can decide whether we post it or not. If not, it’ll stay with you and nobody else will read it.
If our Editorial Review contains a 4-5 star rating, we’ll schedule to post it on BRD, including a purchase link (if your book is currently published) for your book. If you wish to override our automatic scheduling of the post, just let us know within a few days and it won’t happen.
We do not guarantee positive reviews, and our reviews are not to be taken as an endorsement. We do offer balanced feedback, some complimentary and some critical. We put in great effort to make our critique as constructive as possible. While other services offer what could be considered as “fluff pieces,” we strive to offer useful information and commentary that authors often use to improve their books.
“Having such a well-written and honest review ready to post at the same time my book was released has helped boost sales and gives my book a valuable credential.” – Martha Reynolds, author of Villa del Sol
With our queue at normal levels, you can expect the book to be read and the Editorial Review to be written within 4-6 weeks. If the queue is rather full, we’ll give you an updated time frame for completion.
Pricing tier based on the word count of your book (in USD):
- 60,000 words or less: $65
- 70,000 words: $70
- 80,000 words: $75
- 90,000 words: $80
- 100,000 words: $85
- 110,000 words: $90
- 120,000 words: $96
- 130,000 words or more: fill out the form below for pricing
Word count is rounded to the nearest 10k words–no partial stories. There is no minimum word count—short stories are accepted.
In the price comparison above, notice how cost effective we (BRD) are compared to our competitors, while still providing the quality and care you need.
The reason why we’re less expensive is because we receive most of our business through referrals. So instead of relying on advertisements, we pass the savings on to our clients.
A few things to consider:
- All amounts are in USD and only received via Paypal (credit cards are accepted via Paypal). International customers are welcome. Paypal changes over the currency automatically.
- We reserve the ability to turn down any books or genres that we feel aren’t a good fit for our review staff.
- While we offer exposure on BRD as a result of your posted Editorial Review, sales as a result are not guaranteed. The mileage can vary depending on the type of book, description, and quality of the cover.
- We do not post our Editorial Reviews on any website other than our own.
To proceed, fill out the form below, and I’ll send you the invoice within 24 hours. I look forward to being in touch with you.
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“The Book Review Directory’s Editorial Reviews are exactly as advertised. They provided me with an insightful, unbiased review of my book with honest feedback that I can’t always get from friends and family. The ‘money’ quotes and exposure that they promised exceeded expectations as well. Communication was prompt and courteous, and the review came in well before the estimated date. The BRD is great to work with, and I will definitely avail myself of their services again in the future!” -Scott M. Madden, author of The Mouse Thief
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