WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BLUEINK...
"Not only did they feature my book on their website, they went on to recommend my work to others in the industry and even helped set up a book club interview! The personal attention and encouragement I received from BlueInk far exceeded my expectations." — Susan G. Muth, author of BlueInk Best Book award winner, "The Beach at Herculaneum"
"Again, I can't say how grateful I am to BlueInk for this review; it was a kickstart that opened the door for the novel and gave me confidence to move strongly ahead with promoting it." — Tony Taylor, author of "Darkest Side of Saturn"
"It is clear that the reviewers for Blueink love to read. Their reviews are sensitive, to the heart of the story and to the point. I have sold more novels and attracted more media attention since their review of my novel, 'Mississippi Flyway.'" –Nel Rand, author of "Mississippi Flyway" and "The Burning Jacket" (2011 WILLA finalist award)
"Libraries are looking for ways to stay on top of today's explosion of publishing. BlueInk Review and its thorough, thoughtful, highly professional and credible examinations of self-published titles, helps us buy the best for our patrons." — Jamie LaRue, director of Douglas County (CO) Libraries
"I want to thank the reviewer at BlueInk Review for the honest, constructive review of my first novel, 'Open Source.'... I am sure this review will help me gain the all-important exposure I need as a first-time author, and it has already helped me in drafting the next manuscript. Thank you BlueInk!" -Matthew M. Frick, author of "Open Source"
When BlueInk Review launched three years ago, we had one simple idea: to give self-published books the critical forum they deserved, in order to earn credibility in the marketplace. Since then, we've provided more than 2,000 professional reviews for self-published titles, reviews that are respected by decision-makers in the industry.
We are thrilled to announce that BlueInk reviews are now distributed to and by:
We continue to expand our reach. Stay tuned to our website for news of further developments!
At BlueInk, we've reviewed more than 2,500 self-published books to date. In the process, we've seen everything from books without a single paragraph break to novels with characters whose names change mid-story. Don't make the same mistakes! Read the latest entry to our popular continuing series, "Oh, the Mistakes We've Seen!"
At BlueInk, we strive to help authors learn the ropes of self publishing so they can produce professional books worthy of rave reviews. Our continuing blog series include:
At Your Service: Service providers in the self-publishing world talk about their offerings, how much their services cost, and ways authors can ease the process.
The Real Cost of Self-Publishing: Indie authors share their budgets, including costs for editing, websites, cover design and more.
Oh the Mistakes We've Seen!: We share common errors we see in the books we review, so that you can avoid the dreaded bad review.
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Our subscriber list is filled with people looking for promising new material, and it continues to grow. Currently, we have editors on our list from nearly every major publishing house, including:
BlueInk has forged exciting partnerships with prominent companies and groups in the self publishing world, including: Ingram Book Company * Publishing Perspectives * Off The Bookshelf * Douglas County (CO) Library System * BookBrewer * Author U * Colorado Independent Book Publishers Assn. * Bookwhirl * Windy City * Author Solutions * Outskirts Press * YouDoPR * Author Connections * Shelf Unbound magazine* Self-Publishing Review
We have appeared as experts on reviews and self-publishing in many forums, including: INDEPENDENT BOOK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION WRITER'S CONFERENCE, Chicago * DIY DAY at BOOK EXPO AMERICA, New York * SELF-PUBLISHING BOOK EXPO, New York * COLORADO INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, Colorado * AUTHOR U, Colorado.
Our reviewers know books -- and how to write about them. You've seen their bylines in newspapers and online publications, including the L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune. Many have been senior level editors at New York publishing houses.