FAQ – Editorial Review Service


Read below for commonly asked questions about our Editorial Review service. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us on our contact form.


I’m an indie/self-published author. Can I still order an Editorial Review?

Absolutely. We accept all types of books, ranging from self-published authors, to small presses, to large presses.


How does the Featured Editorial Review page work?

The Featured Editorial Review page is where we feature Editorial Reviews of note. Authors who order an Editorial Review can include this as an add-on feature.

Each new featured Editorial Review is placed at the top, and every feature below moves down a slot. If an author wants to be placed back at the top after a period of time, he/she can order another featured spot. While these features move in placement with new additions, they permanently remain on the page.


If I order an Editorial Review, does it guarantee a positive review?

One thing that sets us apart from some Editorial Review services is that we don’t have positive or negative reviews. Every Editorial Review of ours covers at least some positive and some critical content. This is by design, as it shows our readers that we don’t only look at the material through one lens. We strive to strike a balance between the two, and our clients are often pleased with how we handle the critique we give to make it constructive and palatable.

An Editorial Review from us also does not equal an endorsement from The Book Review Directory.


How can I use quotes from your Editorial Review of my book?

Here are the guidelines for quoting our Editorial Review via your website, social media, book details page, etc.:

  • All excerpts must be attributed to “The Book Review Directory” in italics.
  • If words are omitted from a quote, ellipses must be inserted in their place.
  • No words may be added to the review.
  • The integrity and spirit of the review may not be altered.
  • If the quoted content is to be used in online publicity, link back to www.bookreviewdirectory.com with the attribution.


What do you base your pricing on?

A member of our review team will read your book cover-to-cover, which takes time. Discount services will often skip entire sections to reduce cost, which is an injustice to your book and all the hard work you’ve put into it.

Our reviewers take care when writing up the Editorial Review (minimum 500 words). We select the words that we feel have the most impact and yet speak with tact and consideration.

The members of our review team are all highly trained and experienced, ranging from an English and Literature school teacher to an author with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing.


Do you accept print books for an Editorial Review?

We accept any book you can send us digitally. If you want us to provide an Editorial Review for your print book, if you can send us, for example, a Word document for it, then that will work. We do not accept physical books mailed to us.


My book isn’t published yet. Will you still do an Editorial Review on it?

Sure. As long as the manuscript is finished, we can work on it.


Will you review books from other countries?

Yes, but they must be in English.