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Small Press Book Review Sites?
« on: September 25, 2013, 07:05:10 PM »
EDIT 11/24/13 - Added a few more sites!

Since my book came out, I've discovered that most of the "large" book review sites usually won't look at genre books from small press (McBryde has 6 authors now, including me, but they're still in the small press pool - and I'm their only fantasy author). I guess fantasy/sci-fi has a much larger indie publishing scene than say, mystery or literary, so there's simply too many books out there for the big sites to bother with them.

Anyway, I've found a few great outlets (like Fiction Vortex and Shiny Book Review) that are totally open to reviewing small press books, but it's been surprisingly difficult to find others. I've been doing my own Internet searches and scouring sites for other small press books to see who's reviewed them, but I've only found a few options so far, and many of those have yet to respond.

Does anyone have any suggestions for book review sites that will consider sci-fi/fantasy books from small or independent presses?

In the process of answering my own question, here's the sites I've found thus far that offer small press books. I'll add to this as I find more.

- Fiction Vortex   ( http://www.fictionvortex.com/  )
- Shiny Book Review  ( http://shinybookreview.com/ )
- Workaday Reads ( http://workadayreads.com/ )
- Indie Book Blog ( http://indiebookblogger.blogspot.com/ )
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Re: Small Press Book Review Sites?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 08:09:21 PM »
Stuart Jaffe (an excellent writer whose post-apocalyptic fantasy you can check out at www.stuartjaffe.com - his "The Way of the Black Beast" is a great read) recently gave me some great sites for finding reviewers for independent and small press books.

I thought these worth sharing, and hope they come in handy for all the independent authors out there (many of whom frequent these forums!)

http://www.stepbystepselfpublishing.net/reviewer-list.html
http://www.theindieview.com/indie-reviewers/
http://indiebookreviewer.wordpress.com/

Offline EricaDakin

Re: Small Press Book Review Sites?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 09:31:03 PM »
Really useful links, thanks!
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Offline tchrofengl

Re: Small Press Book Review Sites?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 09:47:27 PM »
Stuart Jaffe (an excellent writer whose post-apocalyptic fantasy you can check out at www.stuartjaffe.com - his "The Way of the Black Beast" is a great read) recently gave me some great sites for finding reviewers for independent and small press books.

I thought these worth sharing, and hope they come in handy for all the independent authors out there (many of whom frequent these forums!)

http://www.stepbystepselfpublishing.net/reviewer-list.html
http://www.theindieview.com/indie-reviewers/
http://indiebookreviewer.wordpress.com/

Thank you! That is greatly appreciated. :)
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