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How A Professional Reviewer Reviews Your Book

Professional Reviewer

At SPR we’ve been reviewing books for nearly a decade. Here, we talk about how we review a book, and answer some of the most burning questions authors have. Book Policy When a book comes in for review, the first thing we check is that it meets our book policy. We do this by reading the synopsis and then scanning ... Read More »

Print Books Welcome! SPR Now Accepting Hardcopies For Review!

real books

Here at SPR we have decided we will now accept print books for our Review Packages. You can submit here. There’s been a resurgence in print book purchasing recently. Last September The New York Times reported that print was making a comeback due to strong negotiating between publishers and bookstores. “As publishers renegotiated new terms with Amazon in the past ... Read More »

IndieReader and SPR Partner For Combo Deal For Authors

Combo IR and SPR Reviews 10% Off

Self-Publishing Review and IndieReader team up to give indie authors 10% discount on editorial book reviews    Top indie book review sites IndieReader and Self-Publishing Review have partnered up to provide a combo deal for independent authors everywhere. This deal saves almost $20 off the normal price for a standard IndieReader book review and an SPR Classic Book Review, and ... Read More »

Paid Reviews – What Everyone Keeps Getting Wrong (Still)

Myths about paid reviews

Why does everyone misunderstand a paid review? Let’s get into the myths. Also, scroll down for real time proof that paid reviews do in fact sell books. MYTH A paid review is any review you paid for TRUTH There are three types of paid review. Here, I list 1 and 2 (good methods) and 3 (stay away). Professional editorial review ... Read More »

Ten Ways To Take A Negative Book Review On The Nose

Crying baby

A mixed or negative review can be instrumental in development of an author’s career for many reasons, and even if published on Amazon it should not be regarded as a personal affront or an attack. Cate Baum outlines the main reasons your review could be surprisingly negative, and how can you deal with this? This morning, two authors I worked ... Read More »

25% Off All Reviews For Thanksgiving and Black Friday at SPR


We’re feeling festive at SPR, so we are offering our professional indie review services at 25% off until Cyber Monday, 30 November ! You will save $17.50 on a Jump Start Review (Normally $69, now $51.75) 200 words or more, 14-day turnaround, Amazon edit, plus social media and links to thousands of readers You will save $31.75 on a Classic ... Read More »

Simple Tricks To Get Book Reviews Fast


As many authors know, one great way to improve book sales and attract more views is to receive a large number of positive reviews for the book. The advantage of having reviews demonstrates to potential buyers and readers that they can have confidence in taking a reasonable chance on reading your book. This is especially true for starting out since ... Read More »

Review: Poe: Nevermore by Rachel M Martens

Poe:Nevermore Review

This Edgar Allen Poe-themed story follows Elenora Allison Poe, a desperate young woman suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a terrible event. She meets homicide cop, Caleb Frost and is dragged into a new truth about her life – and possible demise. As an opener to the works of Poe, this novel definitely will have you reaching for the ... Read More »