The Self-Publishing Review is an online magazine devoted to self-publishing: book reviews, publisher reviews, interviews, news, opinion, and how to’s.
The aim of this site is to legitimize self-publishing – not just as a fallback plan, but as an avenue that’s increasingly necessary and useful in a competitive publishing industry. If the site has a manifesto it is to improve the culture around self-publishing.
The site is built into separate sections:
Lead Story: The most interesting story of the moment in any of the categories below.
Features: Important self-publishing resources and information.
Publishing Resources: How to’s and other guides for self-publishers.
Book Reviews: Reviews of all types of self-published books in all genres.
Publisher Reviews: Pros and cons of different self-publishing companies.
Interviews: Interviews with self-published writers and people from the industry.
News: The latest self-publishing news.
Opinion: Discussion about the current state of self-publishing.
Podcasts: Reviews and interviews from the Indie Book Podcast.
Member Blogs: Blog posts by members. See info below.
SPR is also a social network, allowing writers, readers and everyone to connect and discuss this growing trend in publishing – with groups, forums, members, and adding friends. All activity is listed in the sitewide activity feed.
Logo designed by Matt Youngmark.
Post Blogs to the Site
Join the site to be able to contribute new blog entries. Some posts will be bumped up to the front page.
Complete Member Blog instructions are here.
All members can add a book, service, website, or other link to the link directory. To do so, click on “Directory” in the top navigation and “Create a Link.”
The fee for a review is $75. Reviews are required to be at least 500 words long and submitted within one month.
Reviews will also be posted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com (under the name SPR). They may also be cross-posted to the reviewer’s own blog, depending on the reviewer.
Click here for complete book review guidelines.
Become a Reviewer
SPR is a paying market. Click here for complete reviewer guidelines.
Contact the site for more information.
SPR also offers eBook conversion and design services, as well as consultation.
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