There are literally thousands of book bloggers online, and most of them review books even though they aren’t paid. Nevertheless, many are thoughtful reviewers and good writers, and have a significant following.
The following might seem like a short list, but when you begin to explore these avenues, you’ll quickly realize just how enormous this untapped market really is!
Before you begin I would advise you not to get overwhelmed by the sheer size of the opportunities available here. It’s all too easy to get carried away. Instead, try to pace yourself and only allow yourself a designated amount of time each week for this type of marketing.
Keep in mind also that some of these reviewers don’t post their reviews on Amazon or other book platforms. If they decide to review your book they may just post it on their blog with a link directing people to where your book can be purchased. Remember, any exposure is better than none. At the end of the day, it’s all good!
The Book Blogger Directory is a comprehensive listing of Book Blogs, separated by genre and listed alphabetically. This is an exceptional directory and a treasure chest of potential reviewers.
This database of book bloggers is organized by genre of interest. If a book blogger has expressed interest in multiple genres, they will be listed in each category. Any book blogger that is listed here has asked to be listed.
This is another great source to help you secure reviews. Book bloggers love reviewing books and most of them don’t care who the publisher is. As long as the genre is up their alley, they are interested.
Blog Rank uses over 20 different factors to rank the blogs in any category. Some of the factors include: RSS membership, incoming links, Compete Alexa and Technorati ranking, and social sites popularity.
With so many book bloggers all over the world, it’s impossible for them to find each other via links on other people’s blogs and social networking sites alone. This is a practical blog specifically designed for the purpose of introducing themselves. And this is an excellent opportunity for you to introduce yourself to them!
The YA Book Blog directory is a comprehensive list of various Young Adult Book Blogs.
This is a list of book bloggers using Pinterest by Mandy Boles.
This is a huge listing of Indie reviewers.
This is a smaller listing of book bloggers that provide reviews.
The Booklikes Author Program is free and available for new and experienced authors. BookLikes offer authors and publishers their own personal webpage with a blog, virtual bookshelf and reading timeline. It’s a place where authors can promote their books and present themselves to a large community of book lovers and reviewers.