Friday, November 2, 2012

Review # 248: The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages - A Book Promotion Reference Guide for Authors and Small Press Publishers (3rd Ed.) by

     The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages is one of the most comprehensive guides to finding quality online book reviewers who specialize in specific genres. This resource gives author's/ publisher's the marketing information that they need to promote their books, no matter what format - eBooks, paperbacks, self-published books, etc...! Each reviewer is asked to be included in the book, no website pays to be added to this resource. Every listing details the reviewer's guidelines for submission and contact information. In addition, all reviewers are rated based on their "quality and influence" levels - taking into account the review site's age and follower count.


     Being The Paperback Pursuer, I understand the value of an honest book review - for both the author, and the book itself. Everyone who writes a book, no matter what subject or genre, deserves to have their work read, critiqued, and shared with readers. That is why it is critical to find reviewers who take pride in their work and appreciate the written word - in any format. With the advent of eReaders, audiobooks, and other digital resources of the electronic age, reading has evolved, and the readers have changed with it; thus why it can be so hard to find a reviewer specializing in the genre, as well as the format, of a particular book. Just try typing "paranormal nonfiction psychic eBook .pdf book reviewer" into the Google search box and browse the results. There may be 20,800 results, but most of them are not what you are seeking, and there is no rating system for reviewers, (that I'm aware of), so the search can be quite time-consuming, and sometimes, expensive. That is why I was so excited to hear about The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages! Authors/Publishers no longer have to sift through endless review sites to determine a reviewer's influence and submission guidelines because this book rates reviewers based on their reach and preferences. Each review site (including TPP) has its own page which includes a description, a chart describing frequency of posts, site activity, and number of followers; blog URL, contact info, book format info, genres accepted/denied, blog tour and giveaway info, review turn-around time, reviewer pet-peeves, promotions, fees, and info on where reviews are posted (FaceBook, Twitter, Amazon, B&N, GoodReads, LibraryThing, etc...). Most review sites even include an overall influence rating (1-5 stars) and advertising info. There are also tips for contacting reviewers and requesting a review! There are more than 130 reviewers included, most of whom have been around awhile and take the review process seriously -  all of whom are book lovers! There are a few typos, but the resource itself is not affected; we are reviewers, not editors, :P. Highly recommended for those seeking honest, well-written, and influential reviews! If you are looking for a review, you can find The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages in many formats on Amazon, as well as at these links:
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Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ms. Collins,
    Of the 130 plus reviewers are there many seeking sci-fi or indie books?
    P.S. I sent you a review request about a month ago, but I'm not sure if you got it.