Authors: Get Busy

Book Review Sites

Premiere promotional efforts, like advertisements, may cost more than you, as a self-published author can afford. So what do you do? Turn to the internet.

The virtual world has made it possible for you to publicize news about your book(s) to the communities who would be most interested.

To help you get started, here are three websites you can check-out. Each of them offers you a FREE opportunity for you, your book and your all-important book website or blog to get the exposure you want and deserve:

1)   Book Blogs: Here people can read books, write reviews and blog about book-related topics.  

2)   Reader Views: Provides a free review of your book and then posts that review in the social media sphere. An upgrade to exposure is available for nominal fee.    

3)   Step-By-Step Self-Publishing: One of the best sites for independent authors . The “reviewer list” provides list of websites that do FREE book reviews. 

Admittedly, in today's self-publishing world, there's a lot of competition. So it's important to understand how public relations works. But remember, you've got to start somewhere. At the very least visiting and submitting information about your work to these free sites (and others) will keep you busy until The New York Times  comes knocking on your door.


  1. Hi Karen--Is it safe to put unpublished work on these sites?


  2. Hi Kerry,
    That's always a concern. Any work you put out there could be 'used' by others. However, once it has bene posted/uploaded, it, in essence, becomes published.