It’s difficult to publish your own book, or belong to a small press. Many times you have to manage the editing, marketing, and publishing of your novel, in addition to the writing.
This means that there are books out there that are wonderfully written and creative, as well as unpolished and amateur. In this section, independently published books will be compared to one another based on plot, characterization, professionalism of writing, and creativity.
Books can be rated from three to five typewriters. Books I rate two or below will not be given a review.
However, there is another element to the rating system. If an independent book earns itself a ribbon, this means that I would consider it an amazing read, worthy of a four or five star review in my main review section. This places the book equal in both professionalism and writing to books written by bestselling authors. Books that have had thousands of dollars poured into professional editing, selected from thousands of hopefuls that submitted their manuscripts to the company for publication.
All ribboned books will feature in my Indie Author Central section as well as my main Review section. They will also receive a glowing review on Goodreads, as well as on Amazon if available. This is an amazing achievement, and I congratulate any author who has managed to create, market, and publish a book that good, all on their own.
Black Bird of the Gallows Guest Review – Meg Kassel
Curva Peligrosa – Lily Iona MacKenzie