An impartial and credible review is a priceless tool for any author. Whether a book is traditionally published or self-published, whether an author is a seasoned professional working on a series or a novice with a first title, a book review is essential to be competitive in the publishing industry. Banking on three reputable reviewers from different sides of the publishing industry, Trafford Publishing now offers The Trifecta Review Service to cater to authors who want an unbiased and professional critique of their work.
Kirkus Indie Book Review
As with Kirkus Reviews, all Kirkus Indie reviewers are experienced professionals who give honest, impartial evaluations of the titles they receive. The review can be positive or negative, but the author is guaranteed a fair and unbiased assessment of his book and its potential value in the market. He can then use this to market his book or to catch the attention of a publisher or literary agent.
The author will be getting an approximately 250- to 300-word review that includes a general summary for context and a concise opinion of the book’s strengths and weaknesses.
TAT: 12-14 weeks
BlueInk Reviews is the first review service to focus exclusively on self-published books. It is founded by two book publishing pros—an internationally-known literary agent and an award-winning book review editor—with one purpose: to find and celebrate the best of self-published books. It offers what self-published authors have long been trying to find: honest, objective reviews written by well-respected critics.
The author be getting a 250- to 300-word objective review that considers facts and style as the reviewer deems appropriate. The review will be posted in the BlueInk website unless the author requests otherwise.
TAT: 12-13 weeks
This paid-for service is ForeWord magazine’s answer to the demand for a professionally-written and objective review. With today’s growing number of published books, it is harder than ever to get a credible review from a well-respected source. Drawing from the same pool of highly-qualified reviewers as ForeWord’s other review services, the Clarion Review-for-Fee provides a professional critique, guaranteeing the same quality and authority as ForeWord magazine reviews.
The author will be getting a 450-word comprehensive critique of the writing, plot, pacing, characters, packaging, and other elements that will influence potential book buyers. The book will be rated with one to five stars based on excellence.
TAT: 11-12 weeks