Editorial Book Reviews


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An IBR editorial book review is a 400- to 750-word unpublished, unbiased book review so that authors and publishers can get “pull-quotes” from our review to highlight on their marketing material.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 on your promotional material like bookmarks, posters, trailers, press releases, etc.
  • Publish the full review on your website and announce it on social media
    • You can even announce the review with an attractive pull-quote graphic using the “editorial book review (w/ graphic)” option.
  • Include a pull-quote in your pitches to bookstores, libraries, conferences, other reviewers, etc.
  • And more!

Here a few examples of how you could use an IBR editorial book review:

The best part? If our reviewer decides that they would recommend your book to our audience, we will publish the review on our website. You are purchasing a guaranteed reviewer by placing your name at the top of their book reviewing queue, instead of waiting around to be potentially chosen. Like all good reviewers, the team at IBR is honest but never mean. While they may choose not to publish the review on IBR, they will tell you what’s good about your work while sharing what they didn’t like, too.

Have questions about this service? No prob, Bob. Contact us here.

Please note that we aim to provide editorial reviews for all genres, but some nonfiction books are just too niche for our team. Does this sound like you? Please contact us with the genre & description, and we’ll let you know if we can help.

How to get an editorial book review:

  • Step 1: Purchase your preferred service using the payment button below
    • Options include a regular review, a “big book” review, an expedited review, and a review with graphics.
  • Step 2: Email indiebookview@gmail.com with the following:
    • Your book in .pdf format (single-page spread)
    • Your front cover in .jpg or .png format
    • Book description & genre in body of the email

We will send you an email confirmation within 24 hours of your submission, informing you of our final deadline for review. On or before that deadline, you will receive your editorial review.

If you are purchasing multiple editorial book reviews for a series, please allow more time for a longer turnaround period.


Editorial Book Review

For authors who need to guarantee quotes for their Amazon “editorial reviews” section and other marketing material. An editorial review is a 400-750 word unpublished, unbiased book review. Books must be 100,000 words MAX. One book review will be completed within 5 weeks.

$89.00

Editorial Book Review (w/ Graphics)

For authors who want to receive a 400-750 word editorial book review and two social media graphics that highlight a catchy pull-quote from the review. Books must be 100,000 words MAX, and the review will be completed in 5 weeks. (The graphic will be in the style of the image to the left.)

$105.00


EXPEDITED Editorial Book Review

For authors who need to guarantee quotes for their Amazon “Editorial Reviews” section and other marketing material. An editorial review is a 400-750 word unpublished, unbiased book review of your book (100,000 word MAX). One book review will be completed within 2 weeks.

$149.00

Expedited Editorial Book Review (w/ Graphics)

For authors who want to receive a 400-750 word editorial book review and two social media graphics that highlight a catchy pull-quote from the review. Books must be 100,000 words MAX, and the review will be completed in 2 weeks. (The graphic will be in the style of the image to the left.)

$165.00


Big Book – Editorial Book Review

For authors who need to guarantee quotes for their Amazon “Editorial Reviews” section and other marketing material. An editorial review is a 400-750 word unpublished, unbiased book review of your book (150,000 word MAX). One book review will be completed within 5 weeks.

$99.00

Big Book – Editorial Book Review (w/ Graphics)

For authors who want to receive a 400-750 word editorial book review and two social media graphics that highlight a catchy pull-quote from the review. Books must be 150,000 words MAX, and the review will be completed in 5 weeks. (The graphic will be in the style of the image to the left.)

$115.00

Big Book – EXPEDITED Editorial Review

For authors who need to guarantee quotes for their Amazon “Editorial Reviews” section and other marketing material. An editorial review is a 400-750 word unpublished, unbiased book review of your book (150,000 word MAX). One book review will be completed within 2 weeks.

$179.00

Big Book – EXPEDITED Editorial Book Review (w/ Graphic)

For authors who want to receive a 400-750 word editorial book review and two social media graphics that highlight a catchy pull-quote from the review. Books must be 150,000 words MAX, and the review will be completed in 2 weeks. (The graphic will be in the style of the image to the left.)

$195.00

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