I'm ready to release my very first book, which is currently in ebook format, but I was told that good book reviews will quickly help with sales. I saw one company that handles this service for $100 or more. That seems pretty high. However, I was told that there are some out there who of this service for free.

I'm not sure which way to go, so can anyone help me with this or give any advice on trying to find a good one? Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

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Richard, I am co-owner of Charisma Media www.charismamedianetwork.com where we undertake book reviews and book tours where your book would get publicity over quite a few blogs as well as amazon. Please do contact Rachel who is our book tour coordinator and we could get something worked out.


Thanks for the link and I will definitely be contacting her real soon. Look forward to it. 

Hi Jacinta Zechariah,

Hello, I am a book blogger and book publicist (recently started a few months ago). I noticed your response to Richard and was a little intrigued. I would be interested in participating in a book reviews if you are still looking for book review bloggers (though my blog is still growing). I would also be interested in possibly referring your services to other authors as well. 

Feel free to let me know about the book reviews and also any other information that might help me pass on your services to others.

We are always looking for bloggers to take part in our book tours. Please visit the website at www.charismamedianetwork.com

There is currently a tour looking for reviewers.


What is a book tour?

There are basically two types of book tours: 


The traditional type:  touring from city to city with copies of the book, meeting potential buyers face to face, doing book signings, interviews, and so on.  Can be expensive, and a shy writers nightmare.


Virtual Book Tours:   Instead of driving from town to town, the “tour” takes place online in the form of the author “appearing” on book reviewer blogs.  There he/she can be interviewed, have his/her book reviewed, and (or) the author can be invited to guest post on the book review’s blog.

Hope this helps.


thank you

Hi Jacinta!  I'm interested in getting some reviews for my new book, "Robbed and Raped by my Two Fathers."  The book is about the sexual abuse that was perpetrated on my by a Roman Catholic priest.  The remarkable thing about the book is that it gives the details of the incident and shows, step by step, how to get the Church to redress the balance.  My abuse took place 55 years ago, but, nevertheless, I was able to get a cash settlement.  I want to encourage other victims to come forward and help them through the process.  If you look in the June 27, 2007 edition of the New York Daily News under the caption AMERICA WAS MY LAST HOPE you'll see where the abuse was mentioned.  If you need more insights into the book, I'll be delighted to give you.

I think that if you can do it yourself, you should. All you have to do to get book reviews is to contact reviewers online. There are groups on Facebook for authors and reviewers to get in touch with each other. There are reviewers here on Book Blogs, which you can find in the groups' forums. You can also check World Literary Community and Goodreads. You don't need to pay a company to get you reviews. You just need to do a little footwork.

Hi Christine,

Thanks for the advice. I've actually checked out Facebook and Goodreads, but I'm still new to all of this, so I'm working kind of slow. Since this is my first book I'm a little nervous about making mistakes. I know its bound to happen, but still.

Anyway, that seems to be the way to go. Just take a risk and hope for honest feedback. I'll check World Literary and see what I can find.

Thanks so much!

Hi Richard,

There's a lot of bloggers on here you can contact via email or just leaving a message on their member page.  That's where I've been finding a lot of reviewers lately.  Good luck!! :)

Hi Irene,

Thanks so much for the advice. I'm still new to this site, so it's going to take me some time to search this site for all its potential. But, I will be looking for those bloggers. Hopefully their feedback will be most helpful.

Thanks so much!


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