Self-published authors

What a BlueInk professional book review can do for you!

Last year, more than 1 million titles were self-published. This means book reviews are more essential than ever. A professional book review tells readers an unbiased source has deemed your book worthy of their time; lends instant credibility; and gives a face to your story. In a world where consumers rely on reviews for everything from movies to refrigerators to shoes, you can’t ignore this important step in marketing your book.

At BlueInk Review, we are proud to offer a unique set of features and services for self-published authors, and a pathway to wider visibility.

All reviews are posted on our website and include:

–A link to the author’s website

–A link to purchase pages on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie…

—Social networking icons to make the review simple to share.

—Google Preview icon that allows readers of our reviews to look inside your book on Google

All reviews also enjoy wider distribution, to:  

Ingram Book Company, an important 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;

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 will also be distributed to:

Booklist:  This prestigious review magazine 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. For a look at a recent two-page spread, click here.

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.

BlueInk’s monthly newsletter: Our newsletter is emailed to readers, agents, publishers and librarians who have expressly signed up for the list, meaning they are particularly interested in self-published titles

Goodreads: BlueInk recommends our best titles on Goodreads, a website with 75 million members at last count.

Social media platforms: We regularly tout books on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media forums.

Unlike other review services, BlueInk does not charge extra for any distributions.