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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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The review was very well written, covering material that other people had missed. The fast turn around time was much appreciated too!
- Murray Lee Eiland Jr., Author
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Absolutely thrilled, not only was the assessment of the book clear and thoroughly read (unlike other reviewers), it was clear that Markinson had taken the time to think about the book as a whole and its underlying messages, rather than just stating what it was about. My next book is out in a few months and I will be coming back.
- E.J. Dawson, Author
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SPR gave my book a thorough review, going beyond the surface to provide insight into the story’s significance. I highly recommend the service and will use it again for my next novel.
- Sally Saylor De Smet, Author
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Self-Publishing Review gave me an additional tool to help market my new book, Schism. I love the Amazon Editorial they provided, which has made my Amazon sales listing that much more polished. I also appreciated the criticism within the review, which I can incorporate to take my writing to the next level. For the price and for the quality of the product received, I highly recommend SPR’s Review service to any self-published author. No regrets and would use again without hesitation.
- Britt Holewinski, Author
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My SPR review is my favorite! From beginning to end, it put a smile on my face, and made my heart leap for joy the moment I read this sentence: “Genuine laugh-out-loud humor is a more and more rare thing to come across in books these days, and the author takes readers back to the era of ‘I Love Lucy’ and the kind of selfless comedy that audiences used to enjoy on a regular basis once upon a time.” From the time I was a little girl, Lucy was my hero. Still is, so to be likened to her is the frosting on the review cake. Thank you!
- Pamela Capone, Author
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The internet is now flooded with tons of indie review sites, most of which ask for excessive fees without having any weight or distinction. Thankfully SPR offers an established, well-respected review source for self-published authors. Their fees are reasonable and their reviewers are top-notch. Amidst the recent online profiteering of the self-publishing industry, SPR stands out as one of few editorial reviewers that independent authors ought to trust and invest in. They are efficient, honest and professional.
- Dominic Carrillo, Author
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It was important to me to receive an unbiased review and SPR certainly delivered.

I was happy to have gotten a 4-Star review, but also appreciated the constructive criticism, which in my opinion, proved SPR to be fair, trustworthy, and professional.
- Nicole Warren, Author
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Great first time experience with SPR! Communication gets an A+. The service really helped bring validity to my novel on release date. I hit the bestseller ranking very quickly! I gained new fans which is priceless. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Well worth the expense.
- T.R. Horne, Author
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SPR did a solid job with my book review – their service is worth it for the self-publishing author. I would recommend their service to anyone who is serious about their work.
- Jason Lambright, Author
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Thank you SPR for the review. As a first time author I was looking to find both a reputable and affordable source to review my book. I got this with SPR. I could tell by the review that the reviewer read my book to its entirety and offered an in-depth review that highlighted my books strengths. Though I did not get a 5 star rating I completely agreed with the reviewer about some of the book’s shortcomings. I will use the honest feedback to make the next book better.
- J.D. Wynne, Author
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SPR did a fantastic job of reviewing my book and their service was fast, efficient and well thought-through in terms of links to place on Amazon and your personal webpages. Very impressed.
- Iain Hope, Author
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I appreciate the honest review. I felt that SPR really tried to understand the book and accurately describe it to others. I am very happy with the service.
- Bryan Kwasnik, Author
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This was an insightful, very helpful review and critique of my book, The GreenSeed Conspiracy. I can use the content for my website and Facebook pages as well as learn from the comments for my next project.
- Philip Benz, Author
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Highly recommended service, fast and efficient. And so very pleased with the review received. Am so glad the reviewer enjoyed the book so much.

Thank you.
- Peter Rimmer, Author
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I wish to thank the Self-Publishing Review team for its candid appraisal of my book, The CSR Way to Add Value and Increase Your Profits. As a first time writer, the comments have been useful in modifying my outlook towards works that I may choose to self-publish at a later point in time. Their timely and personalised response has been encouraging and I am sure to work with them in the future.
- Kalpana S. Murari, Author
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This is the second time I have engaged the book review services of Self-Publishing Review. They were responsive, on time, and, as promised, wrote the reviews in such a way that it was easy to excerpt segments for use in different media. They are a “must use” service for every self-published author.
- Pamela Cuming, Author
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SPR’s review of my novel blew me out of the water; it was extremely thorough, well-written, and I knew without a doubt that the reviewer was worth their weight in salt. Not to mention, they got the review to me a week before the deadline, which was awesome! I also felt that the pricing was very reasonable, especially considering their peers’ prices. This is definitely a service I will be using for future self-published novels and will recommend to others.
- Liv Hadden, Author
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Quick and easy. Fast turnaround. Fair review. Hoping for great results and lots of sales!
- Andra Gillum, Author
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A great service for new authors! It’s hard to get exposure, readers, and reviews as a new indie author, so this is a really valuable opportunity to boost your marketing.
- NJS Kaye, Author
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SPR provided fast and helpful service to a first time author. Promotion is difficult when we all have other life priorities. This is a way to get good return on investment. I’ll revisit SPR when the book needs a boost again.
- Ann Otto, Author
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Thanks for your review of my book. It covered the positives and negatives of my novel, including formatting issues that I wasn’t aware of. I would happily ask SPR to review any future books.
- Rodney Lynch, Author
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I was quite pleased with the depth of the review that I received. Other professional review services, while respected and credible, often dedicate the majority of their reviews to a re-hash of a book’s plot, and comment little about the story’s characters, dialogue, pacing, and a sense of what a reader might experience when reading the story. Self-Publishing Review provides a thoughtful and careful critique. Thank You.
- Colin Beckett, Author
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I was very happy to receive such an in-depth and thoughtful review. When a reviewer really digs into a book, it shows. Not only did SPR touch on all the main themes of the book, but they caught all the nuances in the quieter moments of the story. The reviewer even made note of something in my author bio…which just goes to show how seriously they take their job. No wonder a great review from SPR is something to shout about. I’ll proudly display my 5 Star review on my webpage and social sites.
- Terri Lee, Author
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SPR provided a well-written concise review for my novel. They provided me with an in-depth look of my characters and the situations they faced throughout the story. Would definitely recommend them and use them again in the future.
- Adom Sample, Author
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Your response time was much faster than expected! Thank you so much for the honest and helpful review :)
- Adrian Ray, Author
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They did a very thorough and well-thought out review of my book and provided concise editorial content for marketing purposes. They produced as advertised – not so common for a lot of businesses nowadays…
- Joseph C. Newtz, Author
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I purchased an SPR review for my book Meet The Unimaginables and feel really comfortable with the result. Review has been made on a highly professional level. All pros and cons are deeply justified and giving future reader the taste of what he or she can expect and will experience. Will definitely recommend authors to use this service.
- Paul Slutsky, Author
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Are you looking for the best website for a paid review for you novel? If yes, Self-Publishing Review has to be your choice. Although they told me they need 30 days to review my novel, it took them only 22 days. They are objective and mention the negative points which will make you a better novelist if you avoid such weak points in your next novel. That does not mean they are hunting your mistakes like some other websites do. They mentioned the positive points about my novel as well.

I strongly recommend every author to have his novel reviewed by selfpublishingreview.com.
- Laith Taher, Author
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Among the biggest challenges for an indie author is getting noticed. Self-Publishing Review offers cost-effective solutions to help with marketing. The reviews are thorough, fair and helpful to potential readers and authors alike.
- Robert Roy Britt, Author
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I have to say as a new author I was quite impressed with the service. It was unbiased and conveyed what we are trying to tell young people everywhere. The reviewer was thoughtful and digested my book fully. This is what all new authors need in this world! I look forward to sending my second edition in, and I look forward to using this review to help aid in funding our movie based on my story.
- Kevin Kearns, Author
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The reviewers of Self-Publishing Review are discerning and articulate, capable of putting their fingers on the soul of a story while considering the wide array of qualifications for a successful read. Furthermore, I am happy with the honesty and professionalism of the review I received, which confirms the authenticity of the review and which I hope will make it useful to readers considering whether they want my novel to be their next purchase.
- E.R. Raabe, Author
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When I first started shopping around for indie reviewers with the publication of my first book, The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat, SPR stood out clearly above the competition with only 1 or 2 others in the field. I’ve sent all four of the Yeshua’s Cats books to them: some they liked better than others, but their reviews have always been articulate and fair. Above all, each of their reviewers demonstrated that they’d actually read the books they reviewed! Their fees are very reasonable, they deliver on schedule, and their reviews are just that–not book reports. I recommend them highly!
- C.L. Francisco, Author
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I very much recommend their reviews. I felt that the reviewer was very honest and helpful in their criticism. It was constructive rather than mean, and I am taking what they said to heart when I write my next book. It was obvious to me that the reviewer was an avid reader and had also read books in my genre (cozy mysteries). I also felt that the reviewer really took the time to read the whole book and spent a lot of time on their review. If I had to review my book I honestly would have given myself the same exact star rating that they did.
- Karen Berg-Raftakis, 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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