Free Book Reviews

Are you looking to get more reviews for your book on Amazon, GoodReads, and with industry reviewers?

If so, you’re in the right place.

I’m going to show you how to get free book reviews by the truckload.

Free Amazon Book Reviews

Amazon book reviews are the most common, and the easiest to pursue.

The quickest way to get great book reviews on Amazon is simple:

Just find comparable titles on Amazon and then contact their reviewers.

Start by finding books similar to yours on Amazon that are already selling well. You can type in relevant keywords or browse the Amazon bestseller lists. Usually, I look for books with at least 50 reviews.

Then, click the link to reviews section for each book and click each customer’s profile link. In the Amazon reviewer’s profile, you’ll see their contact information (if they have it listed publicly). You can then contact the reviewer and ask them if they would like a free review copy of your book.

Book Review Software

One of the tools we use to help us find Amazon book reviewers a whole lot faster is called Book Review Targeter. It does all the work of finding book reviews on Amazon who have reviewed books similar to yours in just a few minutes.

Listen to the interview with Debbie Drum, creator of Book Review Targeter as she shares her system for getting book reviews.

We also interviewed an international bestselling and award-winning author, Heather Hart, and she talked in-depth about how to get great book reviews without breaking Amazon’s Terms of Service (TOS).

Bestselling author Derek Doepker also wrote a detailed 5-article series on how to get more book reviews.

GoodReads Book Reviews

Getting reviews on GoodReads usually happens automatically. In other words, most authors focus on getting Amazon book reviews, knowing that a good portion of readers will also leave reviews on GoodReads.

However, you can take it to the next level by going on GoodReads, finding readers who have reviewed books similar to yours, and then contacting them on GoodReads offering a free review copy of your book in exchange for an honest review.

Industry Book Reviews

In addition to “regular” book reviews from readers, you can also get reviews from industry book review journals and services like Midwest Book Review, Kirkus, and more.

In a previous post, we break down the process to help you get industry book reviews for free, even if you’re a self-published or indie-published author.

Never Pay for Book Reviews

At the end of the day, book reviews are designed to help readers share honest feedback with other potential readers about your book.

This process was meant to be free. You should never pay for book reviews. Doing so may be against Amazon’s Terms of Service (TOS) and may even be illegal.

If you see someone trying to sell you a book review service, you should be very, very cautious.

We Can Get You Book Reviews

Although we do not offer a paid book review service, we do help all of our publishing clients get book reviews for free.

We are a no-fee, independent book publishing company. That means we don’t charge any fees at all, and we earn all our profits from selling your books for you.

If you’re interested in seeing what services we offer to our publishing clients in addition to helping you get book reviews, you can check out our submission guidelines and publishing FAQ.