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What is an editorial book review?

An editorial book review is an unbiased, reader-focused review of your published or soon-to-be published book, often used by publishers on marketing material like book covers, posters, and on the “editorial reviews” section on their Amazon sales page. Editorial reviews usually come from recognized review sites (like us!), fellow authors, or experts in the author’s field.

An IBR editorial book review is a 400+ word book review that includes summary, praise, and if applicable, criticism. Authors and publishers get editorial book reviews in order to be featured on our website and to extract “pull-quotes” to highlight on their marketing material. This way, authors can add a quote from Independent Book Review on their book covers, posters, editorial reviews section, and more.

How can I use IBR editorial book reviews to market my book?

In any number of ways! Here are a few examples:

  • Include a pull-quote on your front or back book cover
  • Add it to your “editorial reviews” section on your Amazon sales page
  • Use a pull-quote on your promotional material like social media graphics, bookmarks, posters, trailers, press releases, etc.
  • Publish the full review on your website and announce it on social media
    • With the Editorial Book Review w/ Graphics option, show your social media following what we said about your book without asking them to leave their timelines
    • Add a pull-quote graphic to your Amazon product page with A+ Content (Also known as the “From the Publisher” section).
  • Include a pull-quote in your pitches to bookstores, libraries, conferences, other reviewers, etc.
  • And more!

Examples of how authors have used IBR editorial book reviews:

How it works

By purchasing an editorial book review, you are placing your book at the top of the reviewing queue of one of our professional reviewers. This means that you can guarantee a 400+ word book review within a specific timeframe (5 weeks, 2 weeks, or 1 week) and put yourself in a good position to procure blurbs and share something new with your fans.

With your review submission, you are also entering your book for a chance to be a starred review, to appear on book lists (like The Best Books We Read This Year), and/or to get showcased in our Indie Books of the Month feature.

Like all good reviewers, the team at IBR is honest but never mean. They are optimistic readers with a genuine love for books and a deep respect for anyone rocking the role of author. While our reviewer may not like everything your book does, they will make sure to share what they see good in the book too.

Upon providing the review, we will request to publish it on IndependentBookReview.com as long as it does not feature hateful or harmful content. Please note that some religious or nonfiction books are too niche for our team. You can either submit your book first and receive a refund if it applies, or you contact us beforehand.

How to get an IBR editorial book review:

  • Step 1: Make payment
  • Step 2: Fill out submission form below payment section
  • Step 3: Sit back and relax. Someone on our team will be reading your book soon.


Step 1: Make Payment

Editorial Book Review

For books up to 100k words. 5 weeks after payment and submission, you will receive your 400+ word editorial book review in your email inbox. If you accept our request to publish, it will then enter a publishing queue to be featured on our website.

$135.00

Editorial Book Review + Graphics

For books up to 100k words. 5 weeks after payment and submission, you will receive a 400+ word editorial book review and two social media graphics in the style of the image to the left. If you accept our request to publish, it will enter a publishing queue to be featured on our website.

$175.00

Expedited Options

EXPEDITED Editorial Book Review

For books up to 100k words. 2 weeks after payment and submission, you will receive a 400+ word editorial book review in your email inbox. If you accept our request to publish, it will enter a publishing queue to be featured on our website.

$225.00

EXPEDITED Editorial Book Review + Graphics

For books up to 100k words. 2 weeks after payment and submission, you will receive a 400+ word editorial book review and two social media graphics in the style of the image to the left. If you accept our request to publish, it will enter a publishing queue to be featured on our website.

$275.00

For books between 100k and 150k words

Big Book – Editorial Book Review

For books up to 150k words. 5 weeks after payment and submission, you will receive a 400+ word editorial book review. If you accept our request to publish, it will enter a publishing queue to be featured on our website.

$149.00

Big Book – Editorial Book Review + Graphics

For books up 150k words. 5 weeks after payment and submission, you will receive a 400+ word editorial book review in your email inbox. If you accept our request to publish, it will enter a publishing queue to be featured on our website.

$189.00

Expedited Options

for books between 100k and 150k words

EXPEDITED Big Book Editorial Review

For books up to 150k words. 2 weeks after payment and submission, you will receive a 400+ word editorial book review in your email inbox. If you accept our request to publish, it will enter a publishing queue to be featured on our website.

$245.00

EXPEDITED Big Book Editorial Book Review + Graphics

For books up to 150k words. 2 weeks after payment and submission, you will receive a 400+ word editorial book review and two social media graphics in the style of the image to the left. If you accept our request to publish, it will enter a publishing queue to be featured on our website.

$290.00

More Payment Options:

For books over 150k words | EXPRESS Reviews (7 Days) | For Children’s Books

Step 2: Fill out submission form

    Once we’ve received the materials and payment, we are all set to provide your editorial book review within the agreed-upon timeline.

    Got a question? Ask Us!