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Penguin Random House

When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers' Favorite.

Karen A., Editor for Random House
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5 Star Book Review Seal

We review published and unpublished (ARC and manuscripts) books in any of our 150+ genres. Your review will be posted on our site with a full featured Review Page as well as on other trade and social media sites. Your review will also be indexed by search engines like Google, which recognizes our reviews and formats them with their starred rating, just like Amazon and Goodreads. All 5-star reviews receive a FREE "Five Star" digital seal for your website and a high-resolution version for your book cover. Our seal can be seen on book covers from indie authors to iconic publishers like Simon & Schuster.

All book review features are FREE

  • Review Page with features to get your book noticed.
  • Review listed in the Readers’ Favorite app for readers.
  • Review posted to popular websites and search engines.
  • Review announced to 500,000 libraries, bookstores, schools.
  • Donate books with our Book Donation program.
  • Get more reviews with our Review Exchange program.
  • Get help and share information in our Author Forum.
  • Get advertising & fans with our Monthly Book Giveaway.
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Hundreds of Helpful Articles for Authors

Hundreds of Helpful Articles

We have created hundreds of articles on topics all authors face in today’s literary landscape. Get help and advice on Writing, Marketing, Publishing, Social Networking and more. Each article has a Comments section so you can read advice from other authors and leave your own.

Proofreading and Editing Services

Proofreading, Editing, Critique

Getting help with your book from a professional editor is always recommended but often just too expensive. We have partnered with a professional editor with 30 years of experience to provide quality writing services at affordable prices.

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Free book reviews for your authors

We review published and unpublished (ARC and manuscripts) books in any of our 150+ genres. Reviews will be posted on our site, KOBO, Google Books, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. You can also post our review in Amazon’s Editorial Reviews section. Reviews will be indexed by search engines like Google, who recognizes our reviews and formats them with their starred rating just like reviews from Amazon. In addition, our reviewers often post reviews to their blog, and social sites. We do not post negative reviews. If a book receives a poor rating, we provide private constructive criticism instead.

Penguin Random House

We have enjoyed working with Readers' Favorite these past years. They provide timely and honest reviews and go the extra mile by posting reviews on social media sites like Facebook and trade sites like KOBO and Google Books.

Laura T., Publicist for Random House Publishing
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Books by indie, celebrity and iconic authors

We have a detailed review page for tens of thousands of books in 150+ genres. And because we only list premium books (4 and 5 stars), reviews and reader comments are primarily positive, which creates an enjoyable community for book enthusiasts.

Discover a new indie author and let them know what you thought about their book by adding your comments as tens of thousands of other readers have! You can even contact the author directly or visit their social media sites.

Books by indie, celebrity and iconic authors

Enter to win hundreds of free books every month!

The Readers' Favorite Monthly Book Giveaway is completely FREE and available to readers, authors and anyone who loves to read! Each month our authors can provide a Kindle copy of their book to be given away.

The books are listed on our Monthly Book Giveaway page with new ones added every day. You can select as many as you are interested in, giving you the chance to win dozens or even hundreds of Kindle books each month!

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Get the latest reviews and win free books!

The Readers’ Favorite app is designed specifically for readers. It allows you to choose your favorite genres and browse through reviews at your convenience. It will also update everyday with new reviews in the genres you specify, so you can stay on top of the newest books and latest reviews, which will always appear right at the top of each genre list for your convenience.

The app also has our Monthly Book Giveaway built in so you can browse all the books available to win in the current month’s giveaway. Each day new books are added by our authors so you can update your selection and enter to win hundreds of Kindle books each month from the convenience of your phone. Good luck!

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Free books with our Book Donation Program

The Readers' Favorite author Book Donation program was created to help schools, libraries and charitable organizations by providing them with free books and to help authors obtain more exposure. We have tens of thousands of books in 150+ genres available for donation. Just browse through your favorite genres and authors who participate in our Book Donation program will be identified by our Book Donation button.

Book Donation Proram

These authors are willing to donate free copies of their books in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their books are being read and enjoyed. When you find a book you like that displays our Book Donation button, simply click the purple mail icon to contact the author with your request.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

On behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and especially on behalf of the children and their families, we want to thank Readers’ Favorite and its authors for your kindness and generosity.

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About us

Authors helping authors

Readers' Favorite is the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. We have earned the respect of renowned publishers such as Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors.

We are also very proud to be fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

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Help authors by sharing your opinions

Readers' Favorite Book Reviewer Seal

Readers' Favorite is growing fast, and even with over 1,000 reviewers we still need many more to keep up with the growing demand for reviews. Choose from hundreds of books each month from seasoned veterans like James Patterson to first-time indie authors. You can even earn money and win cash prizes!

Dr. Robert Rose, Author and 50 yr. Veteran School Teacher

I've had a great experience these past 5 years as a Readers' Favorite reviewer! Besides having a plethora of books to choose from and an easy-to-use review system, I can honestly say Readers’ Favorite really does care about their authors and reviewers.

Dr. Robert Rose, author and 50 year veteran school teacher
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Earn up to $75 for a single referral

Become a Readers' Favorite Affiliate and you will earn a 20 percent commission on any Award Contest purchases made by those you refer. Our Award Contest is very popular and grows exponentially each year because it is a very valuable program for authors. As a result, it will have an excellent conversion rate for authors you send our way, which helps them, you and us.

Danielle Hampson, Author and Business Consultant

I am excited to have created a substantial revenue stream as a Readers' Favorite affiliate and equally excited that I am helping my fellow authors find valuable resources, free reviews, and a respected book award contest.

Danielle Hampson, author and business consultant
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Help us help our authors

Are you an agent, publicist, publisher or other literary professional? Do you have a service or product you would like to offer our authors in exchange for exposure? Are you a seasoned literary professional and would like to be a judge for our contest?

We add opportunities and thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars in prizes to our contest every year through new partnerships. We do not use them to increase the cost of our contest but rather add them to the growing number of opportunities and prizes available to all authors who participate in our annual contest. Please visit our Book Award Contest page to see what our other partners are doing to help and contact us if you would like to help as well.

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