Two reviews are better than one!

BlueInk Review has partnered with Foreword Clarion Reviews, a fee-for-review service by the leading trade magazine for indie presses, to offer authors a valuable two-review package from the most respected review sources for self-published authors. For the discounted price of $745, here’s what you’ll get:


You will receive a Fast-Track BlueInk review. Regularly priced at $545, this is an honest, objective review written by a professional book reviewer that will be between 250-300 words in length and returned to you within 4-6 weeks. With your permission, it will be posted on our website, specifically designed to be user-friendly for readers, librarians, agents and editors and will include:
—A Google Preview (if available) allowing readers to look inside your book straight from your review page on the BlueInk website.
—Social media links for all major social media outlets to share your review with the click of a button.
—A direct link to your web page from the book review on BlueInk’s website.

For wider exposure, the review will be:
—Distributed to Ingram’s iPage and Oasis databases, used by over 70,000 booksellers and librarians.
—Considered for possible distribution to industry movers and shakers. We choose select titles for our recommended lists that appear in influential media outlets, on social media (including Goodreads) and are seen by librarians and prominent agents and editors at the traditional publishing houses. Select reviews are also considered for publication in Booklist magazine, which reaches 60,000 librarians, No Shelf Required, a go-to website for librarians devoted to ebooks and other venues.
—Posted (an excerpt) in the Editorial reviews section of your Barnes & Noble page (at your request) and eligible for inclusion in the Editorial reviews section of Amazon through Amazon Author Central.


Regularly priced at $549, a Clarion review is between 400 and 500 words long. You’ll receive a PDF download of your review 4-6 weeks after receipt of your book.

Clarion fields a team of more than 100 qualified reviewers to critique all aspects of your book. With your permission, the review will be posted on our high traffic website at, licensed to our partner book wholesalers (used by librarians and booksellers) including Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Cengage, Bowker, and EBSCO, and promoted via our social media links to help spread the word about your review to tens of thousands of librarians, booksellers and readers.

A Clarion Review provides three important elements to be used immediately in your marketing efforts:
1. The Money Quote: Placed on top of the review, this powerful testimonial boils down the entire review into one sentence, telling readers instantly what distinguishes this book. Clarion Money Quotes use active, dynamic language that can be lifted easily for promotional purposes.
2. The First Paragraph: This well-written introduction tells readers, in a compact, conversational, positive way, what the book is about and what our reviewer thought of it. It could also stand alone, if necessary, as a one-paragraph mini-review for you to share on Amazon, Google, Goodreads, etc.
3. The Star Rating: Clarion’s 400-500 word reviews offer much more detail than a mere plot synopsis. Clarion reviews give authors and readers a comprehensive critique of the writing, plot, pacing, characters, packaging, and other elements that will influence potential book buyers. Readers will not only know what the book is about, they will get a complete analysis from a professional writer. Your book will be rated with one to five stars based on excellence.