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"Book reviews trusted by authors and readers around the world."
Who We Are
BookViral 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. Our name "BookViral" simply and succinctly states our aspirations in helping authors achieve the recognition and success they deserve.
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. Our primary focus is on 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 an 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 on-line booksellers). We never judge a book by its cover as 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, 60% 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 continuing 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 criteria upon which the review process is based. Our reviewers review books submitted based upon a succinct but highly relevant number of factors. These include:-
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. The process for submitting your book begins when you subscribe to one of our two Fast Track options. We will confirm acceptance into our Fast Track review programme by email within 48 hours and should we decide to refund your money it will be processed immediately. Typically it takes between 1 – 2 hours for money refunded through Paypal to appear in your account account. The decision is final and no feedback will be provided beyond the decision itself.
"I signed up for a BookViral promotion in July 2014. Before then, my new fantasy release Aranya had been selling several books a day and was rated around #40,000 paid overall in the Amazon Kindle store. The effect of BookViral’s promotion was nothing short of a shot in the arm. Aranya shot up to #14 on the paid bestseller list for Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery, and has enjoyed an extended run on the bestseller list since. Many thanks to Bookviral for making this possible! Their service is excellent and friendly, and comes highly recommended. "
Author Marc Seccia
"I've been working with Book Viral for years now. They've reviewed all my books to date and I trust them wholeheartedly. Their reviews are thorough and thoughtful. The experience, in general, has been incredibly pleasant and I must say professional. There is plenty of detailed communication with the author throughout the process and a lot of promotion on social media sites. I highly recommend Book Viral's services to fellow authors and look forward to working with them again in the future."
Author Marina Raydun
“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
– Elbert Hubbard