Indie Book Reviewers is a group of readers and writers who understand just how hard it is to get a book noticed in today's crowded marketplace. Although it has never been a better time to be a writer, and the opportunities and rewards are boundless, still much effort must go into getting your book NOTICED. Because let's face it...no matter how amazing your book is, no one will ever read it or buy it unless they are encouraged to do so. This happens from advertising, word of mouth, and garnering generally favorable book reviews from a variety of sources.
As an Indie writer, you don't have all the tools at your immediate disposal as say a "Big 6" publisher. You probably don't have a publicist sending out hundreds (if not thousands!) of advanced reader copies to the biggest names in the industry months before a book's release in order to generate the type of buzz necessary to move a book. And what's even more frustrating is in order to sell more books you need positive word of mouth and reviews, but in order to get them you need to sell more books! It's a Catch-22, and one that has plagued many an Indie writer. How can I get people to notice and talk about my book?
We at Indie Book Reviewers are committed book lovers from a wide variety of backgrounds and tastes in reading. But we all share one thing: A passion for reading and for helping Indie writers get their voices heard. Waiting for someone to leave a review on your sites can take weeks...months...if they ever come at all. If other people aren't reading and talking about it, why should the potential reader get excited? Having a good number of fair, well-thought out and well-rounded reviews does much in the way of raising your book's profile from that of a floundering stale property that isn't worth a look, to one that is drawing attention and excitement from readers.
Right now we have over 70 readers/reviewers in our "group" and that number is growing by the day. The readers best suited for your genre and who demonstrate the highest level of interest in your project will read your book (or books) and provide a written review, usually within 2-4 weeks (depending on how busy it is.). Depending on your genre and how long it is, sometimes it can be done faster, other times it may take a bit longer. But since several people will be reading/reviewing your book at once usually the reviews trickle in within 21-30 days. (Rush jobs are available for a slightly higher fee).
What is wonderful about this is that you won't just have one person leaving one review one place...you can have 4-30 reviews left on several sites, all from readers who have BOUGHT and READ your book! All of our readers are active GoodReads members, and if your book isn't already listed there, one of our librarians will add it for you. This is a GREAT place to get exposure and generate buzz, as it is the world's largest book review site!