At times, finding a book reviewer can feel like the quest to destroy the One Ring.
And book reviews are important. Not only do they send a positive message to the world that your book is worth buying, but it gives writers crucial affirmation that they have the ability to do the thing they’ve poured their hearts and soul into.
I’ve spent countless hours searching for book reviewers and one day I came up with the bright idea of making a list. And here it is, in all its splendour: my list of book reviewers.
Most of the lovely people below review all genres from all authors and publishers—traditional to indie and everything in between. And they’re all truly wonderful people who love the written word!
Here are a few tips on making queries.
- Don’t send your book to a reviewer straight off the bat. You have to pitch it to them first, pique their interest and hope they request a copy for review.
- Give a brief description of your book and state why you think it would be of interest to them and their followers, and wrap it up by offering to send them a copy in the format of their choosing. If you also mention that you have no time frame for the review in mind, reviewers tend to appreciate that.
- Be prepared to send reviewers a copy of your book in the format of their choosing. More often than not it’ll be MOBI (Kindle), EPUB, PDF, or on the odd occasion, paperback. If you just have a Word Doc and need to convert it to other formats, try using Calibre eBook Management. Totally free and converts your docs to a high standard.
- Have your blurb, book links and cover image ready to send along with your book. All of them may well be requested.
- Read the guidelines. Each reviewer has their own preference with what to include. Some like the blurbs, others prefer links to the likes of Goodreads. So be sure you have your Goodreads page ready to rock too.
If you happen to be looking for publishers for your work, I also have the following lists too:
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List of Book Reviewers
last updated 09/06/2020
|The Fae Reader||Contemporary, Fairytale Retelling, Fantasy, Historical Romance, Mythology Retelling, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Time Travel, Sci Fi, Middle Grade|
|Elephant Tale Books||YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Horror, Dystopian, Fiction, Contemporary (on occasion)|
|Chelle’s Book Ramblings||n/a|
|The Bookynista||Young Adult, Contemporary, General Fiction, Fantasy, Middle Grade|
|Reads & Reels||Does NOT accept Children’s Fiction, Non-Fiction, Religion or Spirituality, Biographies/ Memoirs, Erotica, Poetry|
|Mighty Thors JRS||Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Vikings, Norse Mythology, Historical Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels|
|The Girl on the Go||Fiction|
|Chat About Books||Fiction|
|Book Bosomed Blonde||Science fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia/Utopia, Thrillers, Mystery, Horror, Fairy-tale Retellings, Historical fiction, Cookbooks, Reference/Field Guides, Self-Sufficiency|
|Books4Jessica||YA contemporary, YA romance (any sexual orientation), YA or any historical fiction, NA contemporary, YA fantasy/sci fi (i am a little picky with my science fiction and fantasy choices, but I will keep an open mind when considering a book for review), General fiction books, Memoirs, autobiographies, or interesting nonfiction books, Mystery novels, Diverse books (especially YA), Almost any YA, NA, or general fiction|
|Fantasy Book Review||Fantasy|
|One Book Two||Fiction|
|Little Miss Kindle||Fiction|
|BB Morgan||YA fantasy, high fantasy, epic fantasy, and sword/shield/magic|
|Best Fantasy Book Series||Fantasy|
|Beyond the Curtain of Reality||Sci-fi, Fantasy|
|Allies Opinions||Does NOT accept Erotica , Extreme Horror, Self Help or Overly Religious books|
|SFBook Reviews||Speculative Fiction|
|Big Al’s Books and Pals||Fiction|
|Books in Brogan||Fiction, except Erotica|
|Derek Edgington||Fantasy (Dark, Contemporary, Urban, Epic, etc.), Science Fiction, Horror|
|The Violent Vixen||Paranormal anything (romance, horror, fantasy, whatever), Romance, Fighters, Dystopian, Psychological Thrillers, Fantasy|
|Fang Freakintastic Reviews||Paranormal, Science Fiction(very picky and limited), Epic Fantasy, Horror, Urban Fantasy, Speculative Fiction|
|The Wanderers||Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance, Fiction, Non-fiction and Fantasy genres|
|What Is Life Without Books||Fiction|
|Elena Linville||Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Post-apocalyptic, dystopian|
|Up Til Dawn||Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci Fi Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction|
|CE Clayton||Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction|
|Jimbo’s Awesome Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews||Science fiction, Fantasy|
|Readers Favorite||Fiction, Non-fiction|
|Northern Reader||Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Crime Fiction, British women writers|
|Books by Bindu||Crime Fiction|
|Pen and Paper||Fiction|
|Curled Up With A Good Book||Fiction|
|And So She Thinks||Fiction|
|SFF World||Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror|
|SciFi Chick||Science fiction, Fantasy|
|Fantasy Book Cafe||Speculative Fiction|
|Best Fantasy Book Series||Fantasy|
|The Bewitched Reader||YA, NA, upper middle grade, adult, historical romance, fantasy, classic, classic adaptations, teen, paranormal romance and similar genres|
|Queen of Books||Young Adult, New Adult and Middle Grade. If it is a fairytale retelling, has an aspect of mythology, time travel, or is historical, I will most likely accept|
|The Genre Minx||Fiction|
|Way Too Fantasy||Fantasy|
|Nadaness in Motion||Fantasy, paranormal, historical fiction, fantasy-romance, young adult, mythology, children’s and middle grade literature, crime and mystery, cosy mystery, horror, and fairy tale retellings|
|The Last Child of Leif||Fiction|
|Bookshine and Readbows||Fiction|
|The Strawberry Post||Fiction|
|The Most Sublime||Horror, fantasy, historical fiction, humour, comics/graphic novels and anything paranormal/supernatural|
|Books and Bag Ends||Fantasy, science-fiction, historical fiction/non-fiction|
|Rather Too Fond of Books||Literary fiction, thrillers, crime and mystery, non-fiction and memoirs|
Mystery…Thriller…Suspense…Crime…Police Procedurals…Psychological Thrillers…
Historical Fiction…Spy-Espionage…Humorous…Adventure…Contemporary Fiction
|The Caffeinated Reader||Crime/Mystery/Thriller, -Historical Fiction, YA/NA Fantasy, Sci-fi YA & Upwards, Nonfiction|
|Syllables of Swathi||Crime/Thriller/Mystery. Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction|
|The Haphazardous Hippo|
Crime, Psychological thrillers, Mystery, Women’s contemporary and popular fiction, Historical fiction
|Mom With A Reading Problem|
Children’s Books (see Children’s Corner for more information), Women’s Contemporary, Science Fiction, Fantasy (urban, high), Dystopia, Young Adult or New Adult in the above sub-genres
Most subgenres of YA (contemporary, fantasy, dystopian, sci-fi, mystery/thriller), Fairy tale retellings, High fantasy in the vein of books such as Lord of the Rings, Eragon, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Abhorsen, or Erin Hunter’s Warriors series, MG fantasy and sci-fi (think City of Ember, Pale Phoenix by Kathryn Reiss, Avi’s Poppy, and the aforementioned Enchanted Forest Chronicles and Warriors series), -Books with romantic subplots (though I have historically been more interested in romances based on conversation and building a relationship with one or two well-placed kiss scenes than the characters kissing and making out every five seconds), Books set in Japan or about Japan
|Reading Through The Looking Glass||Fiction|
Thanks for checking out my list of book reviewers! If you’re a book reviewer, booktuber, or bookblogger and would like to be added to the list, please drop me an email.