The Book Commentary is one of the fastest growing publications for book reviews & recommendations. Our readers trust us and they pay attention to books we recommend.

We review books from Major Publishers as well as Indie Authors and we believe that there are thousands of wonderful books out there that are buried for lack of the right tools to get word out about them. We help authors get noticed with our reviews.

Every book that is featured on our website has been read in its entirety before being reviewed. Our reviews provide a strong social proof that can be used to boost marketing efforts. Our reviews are written with quotable lines that can be used on book covers, Amazon’s editorial section of the book, the praise page of the book, and for other marketing projects.

We accept submissions in multiple genres and categories, except books that promote violence, hatred, racism, and bigotry.

We understand that some of the best books are not discovered – at least, not quickly – by fans of the genres, especially if they are published by small presses. We review those books and send recommendations to our audience composed of avid readers, book reviewers, booksellers, librarians, and literary professionals, an audience that grows in hundreds daily.


Here is what you should know before submitting your book for review:
  • We only publish 4-5 Star reviews. This means we will give constructive feedback on your work should it not meet the standards of books we recommend.
  • Your review is permanently listed on The Book Commentary website.
  • Your review comes with free features to get noticed.
  • Your book can be selected for our book club recommendations and included in our monthly newsletter to readers interested in such books.
  • Your review comes with links to purchase on Amazon and any other platform of your choice.
  • Your review is automatically sent to our growing list of subscribers.

Our reviews are structured to give readers a succinct idea of what the book is all about while exploring its literary strengths and why readers should consider that book. Our reviewers provide strong commentaries on the books they read, with quotable lines that can be used for marketing, posted on the Editorial Review section on the Amazon book page, or featured on the book cover or the praise section of the book.


Review Options

General

☐ A review of approximately 250-300 words and it includes a general summary of the book with highlights of the book’s strengths and weaknesses and why readers should buy it or not.

☐ You can submit your book for review in this category, especially if you are not pressed for time. You may consider the sponsored review route to ensure your book gets reviewed.

☐ If the review is positive, it is added to our monthly newsletter and distributed to our list of subscribers (250,000 book reviewers, booksellers, librarians, and book lovers.)

☐ Positive reviews that earn 4-5 Star ratings are permanently listed on our website.

☐ Turnaround Time is 8-12 Weeks

☐ We do not guarantee positive reviews; all our reviews are 100% unbiased and independent.


Standard Sponsored Review

☐ A review of approximately 250-300 words and it includes a general summary of the book with highlights of the book’s strengths and weaknesses and why readers should buy it or not.

☐ You can submit your book for review in this category, especially if you are not pressed for time. You may consider the sponsored review route to ensure your book gets reviewed.

☐ If the review is positive, it is added to our monthly newsletter and distributed to our list of subscribers (250,000 book reviewers, booksellers, librarians, and book lovers.)

☐ Positive reviews that earn 4-5 Star ratings are permanently listed on our website.

☐ Turnaround Time is 3-5 weeks.

☐ We do not guarantee positive reviews; all our reviews are 100% unbiased and independent.


Expedited Sponsored Review

☐ A review of approximately 250-300 words and it includes a general summary of the book with highlights of the book’s strengths and weaknesses and why readers should buy it or not.

☐ You can submit your book for review in this category, especially if you are not pressed for time. You may consider the sponsored review route to ensure your book gets reviewed.

☐ If the review is positive, it is added to our monthly newsletter and distributed to our list of subscribers (250,000 book reviewers, booksellers, librarians, and book lovers.)

☐ Positive reviews that earn 4-5 Star ratings are permanently listed on our website.

☐ Turnaround Time is 3-5 weeks.

☐ We do not guarantee positive reviews; all our reviews are 100% unbiased and independent.





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