No. We do not pay for book reviews! Our review team pitches your book to Amazon reviewers, bloggers and book review sites. The only “compensation” they receive is a copy of your book. Book review sites have gotten some bad press recently and, in some cases, it’s well-deserved. However, there are hundreds of book reviewers and bloggers out there willing to support a new author without getting paid. We consider paid book reviews to be advertising. That’s not a service we provide!
When savvy networkers calculate the cost and value of both approaches, it might just be that for many authors, paying for a review is more cost effective than asking for the favor. Perhaps that's why the business of the paid book review persists.
Paid Book Reviews | Marketing Christian Books
I saw this article today in the New York Times about this guy who set up a business doing paid book reviews for a fee and I thought I’d talk about it. I thought it was quite fitting considering I have just done my first book review on Rude Retro: .