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SPR provided a well written, unbiased review. I had several companies review my book, but SPR was the most professional. I will be using them again.
- Steve Michael Reedy, Author
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A candid and thorough assessment that will motivate me to work on my next book. Highly recommend SPR
- Marjan Sierhuis, Author
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As a first time author, getting some qualitative feedback from a professional outlet was not only an essential piece in the marketing puzzle, but also a powerful driver for me to keep working, at a hobby that I love, but that can – on occasion – lead to long periods of self doubt and procrastination.

Getting my (very positive) review felt as much a vindication as it did a relief, and I was very please to read that the reviewer selected seemed to have not just a good knowledge of the genre I was aiming for, but a deft way of conveying the tone of my book to those who might pick it up.

Very pleased!
- Will James, Author
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SPR has reviewed all three of the books I have written to date, and each time has provided a thorough and professional quality review with intelligent insight. I appreciate that SPR offers honest reviews and have been very pleased with the recognition my books have received from these reviews.
- Keith Soares, Author
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Acquiring professional reviews for a self-published work is not easy, certainly not as simple as Pamela Paul selecting the latest publishing house blockbuster for the New York Times, but that’s the caliber James Grimsby delivered when he reviewed my debut novel for Self-Publishing Review. An unbiased mindset led him to comment on the aspects of my work which he felt required refinement, and I welcome his honesty, yet Grimsby also expounded on the features he admired, including those interwoven minutiae that I feared would go undetected by readers. The growing world of indie publishing — and indeed the patronizing world of traditional publishing — needs clones of Grimsby.
- Jared Bernard, Author
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This is the kind of review that makes the intense work of writing truly rewarding. Thank you for selecting a reviewer who truly understood the essence of what I was trying to say in THE UNFINISHED TOWER OF BABEL.
- Dr. Robert L Bonn, Author
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I found the review was prompt in delivery and well rounded; covering plot, structure and characters in an intuitive fashion while not revealing any ‘spoilers.’ I liked the personalized approach by the reviewer and the specifics of the novel that were highlighted.
- Andrew Esposito, Author
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The review of High Andes by the SPR reviewer captured the essence of all the elements I employed to move my story along, It was very rewarding to have an intelligent and insightful person evaluate the novel and offer both praise and criticism. A very positive experience.
- Rolf Margenau, Author
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I found SPR efficient, easy to communicate with (so important) and good value for anyone contemplating the self publishing route. I am delighted to have established contact with them.
- Christine Osborne, Author
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SPR was very professional and easy to work with! I contacted Cate with a query prior to requesting a review, and she got back to me right away and answered all my questions. The submission process was simple, as was was accessing my review and interview afterwards.
 - E.P. Clark, Author
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The review provided by SPR was honest and provided some good constructive criticism–which any author should appreciate. The review was done on time and most important, the reviewer took the time to read the book.
- Ronald E. Yates, Author
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SPR provided a well-written and thoughtful review of my book. They were more professional in my opinion than another, much bigger-named, review magazine that managed to get the author’s name wrong three times in the review.
- Andrew L. Mack, Author
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I thought your book review of, 30 DAYS, was in-depth and candid. It covered the most intricate parts of the story. It will provide insight for readers looking for an on edge thriller.
- G.R. Case, Author
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An insightful review that I believe will encourage readers to take a look. SPR delivered on what they advertised. What more can anyone ask for?
- David Allen Bates, Author
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I doubt that a lot of authors suffer from a traumatic brain injury as I do. I’m aware of most of the weaknesses I struggle with since the injury.

Two of my issues are:
1. Using the same word too many times
2. When I get tired or over-stressed, I not only say words backward but I type them scrambled also.

I painfully realize I need to spend a lot of money on editing, and I have.

I am so impressed with Cate Baum’s honesty (Editor at Self-Publishing Review) in helping me understand both my strengths and weaknesses as an author. I respect that. I desperately need people who don’t pull any punches so I can try to work around the disability and still provide an enjoyable and inspiring story for today’s kids.

There have been some shady characters who have taken my money and provided zero value. (Example for new authors: I paid $1,500 for a book trailer which never, ever came.)

Cate did exactly what I was hoping for. It’s difficult for someone who consistently held a 4.0 average in high school and college in English to admit that I will never return to my previous life; but the new one isn’t half bad when you have resources like Self-Publishing Review. SPR provides the guidance needed to be more successful. Thank you! I had a great experience with this vendor.
- Peggy M. McAloon, Author
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They were quick and fast with a thorough review!
- EJ Altbacker, Author
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Review was delivered on time and I am very pleased, Self-Publishing Review is highly recommended. It was clear that the Reviewer read the book in its entirety.
 - Garfield Whyte, Author
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I appreciate the professionalism and outreach of SPR. The world needs the work they do. As an author of a children’s book, I know the importance of reaching our little people and it has to be done through our big people. Thank you SPR.
- Jill Apperson Manly, Author
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SPR provided a very succinct, intelligent review with helpful feedback for the reader, as well as support for the writer. It also did a great job summarizing and tapping into what other readers and reviewers have taken away from Liberty & Means. Unbiased and thoughtful. I was very happy with my experience with them and will definitely use SPR again for my next book.
- Kristen Dow, Author
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SPR knows books. What higher compliment? They have a strong sense of what works and what doesn’t, and they review with a clear perspective and sharp aims.
 - Michael Pronko, Author
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SPR’s review was thoughtful, sincere, and unique. It was a pleasure to read your point of view and benefit from having my work promoted. Thank you for the opportunity.
 - Stephen James, Author
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If you’re an independent author looking for an unbiased review, look no further than the Self-Publishing Review. They are prompt, courteous and fair in their critique.
- Arthur Jay, Author
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What’s not to love about two 5-Star reviews from Self-Publishing Review? I received thoroughly detailed and beautifully-written reviews for both my books, The Song That Seduced Paris and Love’s Timeless Melody.

I’ll soon be coming back for two more.

Promotion for your book is crucial – and Self-Publishing Review helps you reach that goal with professional editorial reviews.

Highly recommended!
- Cindy Irish, Author
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I am really grateful for the thorough and candid review that I received from SPR. It reached beneath the essential plot structure of my story to highlight its heart and substance from the perspective of an unbiased reader, which is something that we authors can’t do for ourselves.
- Seth Mullins, Author
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SPR Publishing provided me with an unbiased, clear review. I’m happy with their overview of my book and the short condensed version of it.
- Christina Steiner, Author
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Editing

Cate did such a fantastic job editing my novel! In one month’s time, she returned my manuscript with over 800 corrections that I had missed after pouring over my manuscript more times than I can count. As a pleasant surprise, she even corrected all of my formatting issues (of which there were plenty: Formatting is definitely NOT my strong suit!) Don’t take my word for it, though. Buy or download the book from the link below and see for yourself!
- Randy Eberle, Author
Gemini by Randy Eberle

Brilliant proofreading/ editing… in EVERY way. Attention was given to the storyline and the grammar. The distinction between British and American particularities were indispensable. Couldn’t be more thrilled. Thanks Cate!!!
- Emilia Rutigliano, Author
Origin by Emilia Rutigliano

My editor, Cate Baum, was equal parts supportive and stern with my original manuscript, which is exactly the combo every serious writer is looking for in an editor. Her aid in polishing the mistake-ridden first draft was indescribably helpful, and she displayed admirable patience in dealing with my stubborn eccentricities.
- Dakota Kemp, Author
Ironheart by Dakota Kemp

This is awesome, Cate! Thank you so much for all your help, you’ve been a star!
I will definitely be using your services again!
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- Daley James Francis, Author
This Book Belongs To by Daley James Francis

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