Print may still be black and white, but the world of publishing is suddenly every color of the rainbow. With new technology making it easier for authors to print, market and even distribute their work, writers are releasing e-books, print-on-demand titles, even stories serialized on their own websites — all without the help of traditional publishing houses. It’s a kaleidoscope of options that’s constantly evolving.
But one thing hasn’t changed: No matter how authors choose to publish, they still need the credibility that comes with an objective book review. Unfortunately, the mainstream media has largely shut self publishers out of this review process.
That’s where BlueInk Review comes in.
Founded by respected literary agent Patricia Moosbrugger and award-winning former book review editor of the Rocky Mountain News, Patti Thorn, BlueInk is the gold standard in reviews of self-published work. In the process, we bring to this ever-expanding world a user-friendly online experience that offers a bridge to larger distribution.
While fee-based, all BlueInk reviews are honest appraisals, written by professionals drawn largely from mainstream media outlets or editors who have worked at well-respected publishing houses. As our critics discover worthy titles, we celebrate the finest of these books — featuring them in high profile positions on our web page and vigorously promoting them to publishers, librarians and literary agents and editors.
In this way, more than a simple source for reviews, BlueInk acts as means for readers and industry professionals to find the “next generation” books worth selling, stocking, purchasing and reading.
BlueInk offers a host of other services as well, including: articles with self publishing tips, lists of important writing resources, classified ads, and much more.
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December 12, 2015
“It is my intent to use BlueInk for every new title I produce. Last time they were extremely helpful by reading the book in prepublication manuscript. This allowed me to utilize the review in the announcements and pre-sale publicity as well as on the book cover and dust jacket, just as the major publishing houses do with their new releases. They have helped make my work look professional and worthy of attention.”