Independent Book Review wants you to read indie. Books that you’ve just got to hear about are being published by indie presses and self-publishers every day, but you might not see many of them on the shelves of your local bookstore. Why? Because they weren’t published by the Big Five. And you know what? We think that kind of sucks.

In April 2018, we started IBR to encourage more readers to find their way to indie books. Bold, independent thinkers are publishing incredible books that don’t fit the mold of the Big Five, but instead of collecting dust, they’re being published by passionate, bookish people who believe that there are more than five ways to write a damn good book. In addition to publishing reviews and book lists, we celebrate indie bookstores with city-roundups, and we provide author services to help authors improve their manuscripts and get their published books into the hands of more readers.