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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 a recent 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; Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (children’s and YA titles only), used by thousands of librarians, booksellers and academic institutions nationally; 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.
BlueInk also posts a review excerpt in the Editorial section of the author’s Barnes & Noble page (upon request); this position designates the review as professional, in contrast to customer reviews. All reviews are eligible to appear in the Editorial section of Amazon’s author pages.
Select titles also go to:
In addition to Booklist, select reviews are distributed to No Shelf Required, a popular website for librarians interested in ebooks; Douglas County Libraries, a major Colorado library system (8 million annual circulation) that buys many of BlueInk’s recommended titles; Total Boox, a cutting-edge company that distributes ebooks to libraries nationwide and includes recommended BlueInk titles in their catalogue.
Select titles are also included in BlueInk’s monthly newsletter, emailed to readers, agents, publishers and librarians who have expressly signed up for the list, recommended on Goodreads and distributed on social media platforms. All of these venues provide opportunities to enhance your title’s credibility immeasurably!! Unlike other review services, BlueInk does not charge extra for any distributions.
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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
Two reviews are better than one!
When it comes to establishing credibility for your title, the more reviews you receive, the better off you are. To that end, we are partnering with Foreword Clarion to offer a popular 2-review package. For the discounted rate of $695, you will receive one review from BlueInk Review and one from Foreword Clarion, both within 6 weeks. Better yet, you will save more than $300 and greatly enhance your book’s exposure! For more information, click here.
From edge-of-your-seat thrillers to lushly illustrated children’s picture books to practical business books, we have what you’re looking for!
Find the best in indie books on our Reviews page by searching for “Notable Titles.” Narrow the search even further by clicking on your favorite genres.
It’s the season of love. So why not take a break for the seriousness of life and spice things up with a romance novel?
You won’t go wrong with any of the following, highly recommended titles:
Weavers of the Land, by Judy McCall Chester: At times harrowing, but ultimately heartwarming, Weavers of the Land is a superb historical romance novel centered on protagonists Robert and Kate as they leave their home in Ireland for a new life in America. Read review.
Unloved: A Love Story, by Katy Regnery: Fans of edgy, contemporary romance with a happily-ever-after ending will fall in love with Brynn and Cassidy’s one-of-a-kind romance, as they meet in the Maine wilderness and Cassidy struggles with a deep secret. Read review.
Detached, by Tanner Lutheran: A unique and compelling romance, Detached explores one couple’s quest towards love and acceptance as they embark on a cross-country adventure. Beautifully written, it will appeal to readers of modern romance as well as literary fiction. Read review.
The Highmore Circle, by Cricket Reynolds: A page-turning romantic comedy that acknowledges the different ways people mourn and the importance of family and friends in healing. Read review.
The Night Everything Fell Apart, The Nephilim, by Joy Nash: A unique and exciting paranormal romance that brings angels and demons to life, all while blurring the line between good and evil. Read review.
Severed Threads, by Kaylin McFarren: An action-packed, crowd-pleasing page-turner, Severed Threads is a romantic adventure set in the exciting world of salvage diving, treasure hunters, and modern-day pirates. Read review.
Molly Takes the Cake, by The Taylor Sisters: Molly, proprietor of Molly’s Sunshine Bakery, has been waiting patiently for Jared, the long-distance love of her life, to marry her and move to River Oaks so that they can start their life together. But Jared has different plans that don’t fit at all with what Molly envisions for her future. Read review.
Wantin, by Truth Devour: An exceptional work of erotic fiction, drawing thematic comparisons to the French classic Emmanuelle and Anaïs Nin’s short story collection Delta of Venus. Read review.
The Lion and the Unicorn, by Helena Vor: Vor combines elements of historical romance, fantasy, and the classic hero’s journey to craft an enthralling tale of loyalty, bravery, love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness. 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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