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Our reach is wider than ever. BlueInk reviews are now featured in Booklist magazine!
Imagine a review of your book running in Booklist magazine! It’s possible through BlueInk Review. Booklist is now offering a monthly column featuring our reviews of select titles — those we deem noteworthy and appropriate. Booklist reaches more than 60,000 librarians. It is one of the most highly respected review publications in the country. A mention in Booklist provides invaluable exposure and immeasurable credibility for your title. Take a look at the Oct. 1 two-page spread and consider ordering your BlueInk review today!
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Ingram Book Company, a wholesale book distributor whose online forums are accessed by more than 71,000 librarians and booksellers globally. iDreamBooks, a discoverability site that aggregates professional book reviews (think Rotten Tomatoes for books), featuring BlueInk’s reviews alongside those from The New York Times and NPR. Barnes & Noble, where, at an author’s request, BlueInk posts a review excerpt in the Editorial section of the author’s page; this designates that the review is professional as distinguished from customer reviews. All our reviews are also eligible to appear in the Editorial section of Amazon’s author pages.
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In addition to Booklist, select titles go to Publishing Perspectives, an online journal called “the BBC of the book world,” which runs monthly updates of BlueInk recommended titles to help international publishing executives acquire material for books, film and video games. They are also distributed to Douglas County Libraries, a major Colorado library system (8 million annual circulation) that buys many of BlueInk’s recommended titles, providing a unique and rare opportunity for self-publishers to boost their credibility.
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Currently, editors from nearly every major publishing house receive our monthly recommended title list. They include representatives from: RANDOM HOUSE * LITTLE, BROWN * ST. MARTIN’S * SIMON & SCHUSTER * NORTON * ALGONQUIN * PENGUIN * WORKMAN * STERLING * SASQUATCH * GRAND CENTRAL * UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
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BlueInk and Foreword Clarion Reviews offer two professional reviews at a major discount.
We have joined with Foreword Clarion Reviews, a long-respected indie review voice, to offer a two-review package. You will reach separate audiences, receive reviews within 4-6 weeks and SAVE $300! Better yet, you’ll garner the credibility of two of the most respected indie review sources in the self-publishing world. Read the exciting details here.
We have everything from edge-of-your-seat thrillers and mysteries to books on spirituality and serious academic works.
Find it all on our Reviews page. Search notable indie titles, books by genre and even by authors whose work recalls your longtime favorites.
Check out these 10 no-miss reads!
As the new year gets underway, we celebrate the many wonderful books we uncovered in 2015. If you’re searching for a stellar read in 2016, consider these exceptional titles:
For a dose of Southern charm: This utterly engaging collection of short stories captures Southern women from the Lowcountry — the coastal region of South Carolina and Georgia — in all their quirky glory. Read review.
For Jane Austen fans: As ebullient young Ashton Dennis and Jane forge a relationship, they brush against the strict social mores of the time in this novel written with the irony and sly humor of Austen herself. Read review.
For word lovers: Read about a game that’s both intelligent and immensely fun: Ten random words, endless story possibilities! Read review.
For young adults: A group of kids search for Yowies (Australia’s version of Bigfoot) in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales in this action-packed, breakneck paced, YA novel. Read review.
For thriller readers: A gung-ho villain bent on assassinating the U.S. President is the focus of this story that delivers the cinematic thrills of a big-screen blockbuster. Read review.
For inspiration: Witty, thought-provoking anecdotes — one for every day of the year — gently urge readers to approach life with humor, thought and care. Read review.
For literary fiction lovers: When the narrator of this richly imagined novel begins telling her story, her tyrannical father has just died in a mysterious house fire. Was it an accident? Suicide? Murder? This burning question compels this enthralling family saga. Read review.
For high-jinx fun: These 27 short autobiographical stories zigzag between amusing tales of youthful indiscretion and touching slices of life. By turns witty, deeply poignant, highly entertaining, they are moving in unexpected ways. Read review.
For mystery lovers: Armchair detectives and fans of true crime or movies such as Goodfellas will appreciate this novel about the “Dixie Mafia” — a story that is unflinching in its portrayal of criminal and sexual violence. Read review.
For a sweet read-aloud for children: This simple but enduring story recounts the trials of a grandmother traveling to visit her granddaughter during winter with charm and beautifully rendered illustrations. Read review.
For librarians, booksellers, editors, or literary agents, the self-publishing boom presents opportunities — but how to find notable titles in this mountain of material?
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