Who We Are
BookViral Reviews is an online book review and promotions service that has united large groups of authors, book clubs, small publishers and individual readers located throughout the United Kingdom, the USA and other countries around the globe. From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club, BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for thousands of authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. Our name “BookViral” simply and succinctly states our aspirations in helping authors achieve the recognition and success they deserve.
BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust.
BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives.
What We Do
We work with both traditionally published and “indie” authors who have self or independently published books and our mission is simple. It’s to discover new and talented authors and help them give their work the attention and awareness it deserves. We do this by providing professional and credible reviews which are respected by our readers. We review fiction across all genres, non – fiction with broad appeal and selected poetry.
How We Select Books For Review
All authors and publishing houses are welcome to submit their details and titles through our website. Unlike many review companies who charge a non-refundable admin fee of up to $20 for initial screening of books submitted, we do this free of charge and all books submitted to BookViral are subjected to a rigorous selection process. We do this to ensure that the author’s work meets certain minimum standards of quality and content and this invariably includes the reading of sample chapters available through Amazon.com and its ‘Look Inside’ feature (or other online booksellers). We never judge a book by its cover as the cover design is significantly enhanced by the funds an author has available to invest and they should never be penalised for not being able to compete on an element of their book which typically has no relevance to the quality of their writing. On average, 30% of the books submitted to us fail to pass the initial screen, but those authors that are successful can be assured of our commitment to providing the highest level of service and support so that they can continue focusing on what they do best. We never make public the titles of any books that were not selected for a BookViral review, or the names of their authors.
Our Review Criteria
Book reviews will forever remain subjective and a matter of opinion and this is why it’s important to apply a consistent criterion upon which the review process is based. Our reviewers review books submitted based upon a succinct but highly relevant number of factors. These include:-
• Prose Style
• Character Development
If you feel your book can meet our high standards, we encourage you to submit it, but we cannot make any guarantees that it will pass the initial screening. Please read our submit page in full before submitting a book’s details.