The Book Commentary reviews unpublished and published books —eBooks, short stories, audio books, short stories, and everything in-between. While your review will be permanently posted on The Book Commentary website and on our facebook page, most of our reviewers are book bloggers who take delight in posting their reviews for their audiences and on sites like Goodreads, Barnes & Nobles and Google+.
Your book review will feature a concise summary of the book in one paragraph, with highlights on plot points and structure. This is followed by a mini critique of the book and it is in this area that the reviewer shares their thoughts on the book, highlights the book’s strengths, taking into consideration elements of style — suspense, satire, humor, witticism —, the strength of the language, the storytelling craft, character depth, and others.
The review also comes with links to buy on Amazon and local bookstores. We encourage reviewers to consider how well the book is written for the genre and what makes it worth trying.
Note that we only post starred reviews on our website. In lieu of posting negative reviews, we encourage reviewers to send constructive feedback to our authors.
BOOK REVIEW OPTIONS
The review is approximately 250-300 words and it includes a general summary of the book with highlights on the book’s strengths and weaknesses and why readers should buy it or not. You can submit your book for review in this category, especially if you are not pressed for time. You may consider the sponsored review route to ensure your book gets reviewed.
You want to order a sponsored review if you are creating your marketing essentials and looking for quotable lines that can be featured on the book cover or the book’s Editorial Page on Amazon. You honestly want to get feedback that can help improve your craft from independent readers, or you just want to get word out about your book. You are guaranteed a review within 2-4 weeks, but there is no guarantee that it will be a positive review. We encourage authors to only submit final and polished manuscripts of their books to increase their chances of getting a starred review.
This category is designed for authors who want to get reviews quickly. It is most suitable for authors nearing their publication date and want to get excerpts for Editorial Reviews, their book cover, or to feature on their website.