All registered users have the ability to add blog posts to the site. To do so:
2. Log in and go to “My Sites” in the top navigation. Select “Self-Publishing Review” and “New Post” in the drop down menu.
3. Start blogging. Save as draft until the post is done, then submit for review.
New posts are moderated. Some member posts will be bumped up to the front page as featured posts.
NOTE: We will only publish blog entries that follow the criteria:
1. Must be at least 350 words long
2. Must be well-written and original about self-publishing industry news, how-to or interviews with self-publishing industry folk, opinion or experiences. You can cross-post from your own site.
3. Cannot be vanity posting i.e. ” Check out my new book”
4. Must be spell checked and grammar checked and written in US English
5. Cannot be diary-led entry that has no relevance, e.g. ” Today I went to a concert with my wife” – you may be a self-publisher, but unless you are Amanda Hocking or E.L. James it’s doubtful anyone will want to read it.
6. Cannot be reviews of books that have not been paid for through our review system – please ask friends and family to submit books here to be reviewed by a professional reviewer at SPR.
7. Please don’t just submit a book synopsis as a post. This will not get published.
For shorter pieces – such as a link to an interview or review – post an update in your profile. Add a link to your book, service, or site in the Directory. All activity is listed in the sitewide activity feed.
See the links for complete guidelines:
If you like, fill out this interview:
1. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally?
2. What self-publishing service did you use? Happy with the service?
3. What avenues have you taken to market the book? Have you gotten reviews, interviews, TV, print media coverage?
4. What drove you to write this particular book?
5. Is the book in any one particular genre? Is it a genre that’s familiar to you?
6. Who are your greatest writing influences?
7. What’s your writing regimen? Any tips for keeping focused?
8. Would you self-publish again?
9. Any final words of advice for those looking to self-publish?
If you would like us to review your book, have a look at our review packages