Here’s a company you may have heard of. Can you get reviewed with them? Is it worth the cost of getting reviewed with them? How much does it cost? How do they decide on the ratings? Are you paying for a good review or an honest one? Here is all you need to know about getting reviewed with Readers Favorite.
Who Are Readers Favorite?
Readers Favorite is a company by authors for authors. This means that they are in the best position possible to offer advice to authors on how to get noticed, published, how to deal with writing issues and more, they truly know what they are talking about!
Readers Favorite also has an awesome list of clients who come to them to get their books reviewed. I am sure you will have heard of some of these great names and publishers that they have worked with:
What Do Readers Favorite Offer?
You have probably already guessed they offer a book reviewing program but they offer so much more.
When it comes to book reviews they offer honest book reviews. This does not mean you will find a negative review on the book you’ve poured your heart and soul into on a website. No. If your book has a negative review they go out of their way to help, not harm.
We only post 4 and 5 star reviews. If an author receives a poor review, we provide private constructive criticism to the author instead. We were the first book review company to not post negative reviews because we are in the business of helping authors, not hurting them.The Readers Favorite Website
If you wish to become a book reviewer for Readers Favorite you will have the chance to win cash prizes and earn an income. Check out this post to find out more about the book reviewing services. (link not active yet WIP)
They also offer very well priced editing and proofreading services (untested). These may indeed be worth checking out if you are trying to make your book perfect in preparation for approaching a publisher.
Then there is the famed Book Award contest. This contest is well worth entering whether you are a new or old writer. I have entered before and will be entering it again, it is so much fun to be a part of it and the rewards, if you make the list, are great. Check out this post for more information. (WIP) Alternatively click the link below to enter the competition yourself.
How Much Does Readers Favorite Cost?
To get a review with such a great and well know company, probably really expensive, right? Wrong.
How much does a review cost? FREE.
HOWEVER, a free review is not guaranteed. You can upload your book to be reviewed by Readers Favorite but then the reviewers choose whether or not they want to review it. It could be months before you get a review. But, it is worth a try. You may have a great review at NO CHARGE. What do you honestly have to lose?
You can pay for a review if you wish too. Here they give you a nice list of options and prices.
Option A: $59 (apprx £43) Get a review in two weeks! This will also come with a mini critique that focusses on appearance, plot, development, formatting and marketability, PLUS one month’s worth of advertising on their website which sees loads of daily traffic!
Option B: $129 (apprx £95) 3 separate reviews within 2 to 3 weeks! Awesome! You also get 3 mini critiques and 3 months worth of advertising. You also get to choose one extra category if you enter the book competition.(Extra Categories are worth $65 or £47)
Option C: $199 (apprx £146) 5 Separate reviews within 2 – 3 weeks, with 5 mini critiques, 5 months worth of advertising and 2 extra categories for the book competition. (Extra categories hold a worth of $130 or £95)
My Personal Experience With Readers Favorite.
I started out hoping for a free one back in 2013. After 3 months, I paid for an express one, and I was very satisfied with the results (Read it here).
It is a nerve wrecking experience handing your book over to be reviewed. You have poured your heart and soul into it, you think it’s the best, you want others to enjoy it, but what if they don’t? What of you’ve made a million spelling mistakes and not noticed? What if…?
I was so nervous when I opened the email containing the review but so relieved. 4 out of 5 is something to be proud about. The feeling of euphoria that comes with reading someone’s experience in reading your work is unrivalled. If you’ve never had a book reviewed before I highly recommend you do.
Is It Worth Using Readers Favorite?
Absolutely yes. Sure the cost sounds painful if you don’t get picked for a free review but you will get honest feedback, notes on how to improve, you’ll be advertised.
You also find a world full of authors who want you to succeed. You’ll find blogs with great advice such as:
- Do’s and don’ts of writing to a literary agent.
- Elements of a successful book proposal.
- Get free publicity by writing a media release.
- Learn to use commas correctly
- and much much more! Seriously, this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg, it’s the loose bit of ice sat on the tip of the berg.
This site has so much information to help Authors be the best authors that they can be, even if you only go there to read the forums it is worth a visit.
What are you waiting for?! Check them out HERE.
I Would Use Them Again.
And again, and again, and again. Even now I’m setting up to offer another book for a free review. I will leave that book for 3 months, if it is not reviewed I will purchase a review and share the results with you here.
Have you had any experience with readers favorite? Are you trying to get your book reviewed? Let me know in the comments below.
NOTE: If you want your book reviewed but do not want to use Readers Favorite, try the service on this site. You can get reviewed for free or purchase a review. Check it out here: FREE REVIEW / PAID REVIEW