Literary Titan Book Review Service
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do you review fiction and nonfiction?
Question: Can you review an unpublished manuscript?
Question: Am I guaranteed a review after I submit my book and payment?
Answer: Yes, as long as the book is written in English.
Question: Is the review posted on Amazon?
Answer: Our review must be posted under the Editorial Review section on Amazon. This is a great way to highlight our review on Amazon and make it stand out from the rest. The Editorial Review appears before the Customer Reviews section on Amazon, and appears alongside your book’s description in the Kindle app. Amazon even uses keywords from the Editorial Review to know what type of content is in your book and uses that to decide when to serve up your book when someone is searching for a book in your genre. Step by step instructions will be provided to you once the review is published on the Literary Titan website.
Question: Can I use the review and interview to promote by book?
Answer: Absolutely! You can use it anywhere and in any way you want. The book review can be a part of your book page on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Goodreads, Wikipedia, your website, your blog, your press release, etc. The book review is an essential part of your marketing plan. If you are quoting from the review, you’ll need to include where the comment came from. Example:
“The best book I’ve read all year.” – Literary Titan
Question: What is the turnaround time for receiving my review?
Answer: The turnaround time starts from receipt of the book, not when you placed your order. The guaranteed time is 45 days for books under 300 pages, and 60 days (or more) for books over 300 pages. The extra time is needed to comfortably read your book and write a meaningful review without being rushed.
Question: Do you accept physical copies of the book to review?
Answer: We only accepts e-books or digital copies of printed books.
Question: Why should I pay for a review? Don’t you also review books for free? And what about the free reviews I can get through online booksellers or local publications?
Answer: We do offer a free review service, but the reviews are not guaranteed and are subject to the reviewer’s tastes and availability, as is true with all other free review sites. All review publications must get funding somewhere. Traditionally, print review has been financed by advertisements and subscriptions from the mainstream publishing industry whose books are then reviewed ‘free’ to the author, yet in fact are subsidized by the traditional publisher. We believe fee-based reviews serve an important role in the world of reading and writing as they assure a high-quality and professional look at a book. The fee goes toward paying the reviewer for their time and in no way pays for a positive review.
Question: Who will review my book?
Answer: All reviewers associated with the Literary Titan have a deep passion for books, have a college degree and are professional writers and editors.
Question: How do I get my book to you?
Answer: After you complete your order through the PayPal secure site you will automatically be taken to our upload page where you can send a digital copy of your book. PDF is the simplest format, but we also accept MOBI, EPUB, or DOCX formats.
Question: I purchased a service, but haven’t heard back from you?
Answer: Well, that’s surprising because we always responds within 24 hours. Please note that the confirmation email is sent to the email address associated with the PayPal account that purchased the service. Check your spam folder for the email confirmation. If you haven’t received a confirmation email within 24 hours, use the Contact Us page so we can resolve the issue immediately.
Question: Will you guarantee that my review is positive since I’m paying for it?
Answer: Absolutely not. All the reviews posted on this site are an honest opinion of any work submitted. The fee goes toward paying the reviewer for their time and maintenance on the site. It in no way pays for a positive review.
Question: Can I have my book review sent to me first before it is published?
Answer: Yes. Please request this in advance.
Question: What if I just don’t like the review?
Answer: If the review doesn’t contain any errors, then we will not re-write the review to make it more complimentary. We are ethically bound to write impartial reviews and will not be influenced to make changes. We do offer the option of not publicizing the review in which case the review will not be posted and simply emailed to you. Please request this in advance.
Question: Nope, just tired of making sentences with words. Time to take a break.
Answer: You’re pretty awesome!
Question: How long will my review be?
Answer: We aim for approximately a 500 word review that consists of both a summary and an analysis of the book. Because the reviews are written by people and not machines, some reviews will be a little longer while others might be a little shorter.
Question: How long will my review run on your website?
Answer: All reviews are archived on the Literary Titan website and will be searchable by title, author, star rating, and genre.
Question: Where will my review be posted?
Answer: All reviews are posted on the Literary Titan website; other sites include (but are limited by the books availability on the site): Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble website, GoodReads.com, Kobo.com, Alibris.com. The book image is also posted to Twitter and Instagram. After that, it’s up to you how you want to use the review. All that we ask is that you properly accredit the review to the Literary Titan.
Question: What do you do with my book after I send it to you?
Answer: After the book review is posted it will be deleted.
Question: Is there a maximum length for the author interview?
Answer: A good length for an interview is somewhere between 1,000 to 1,500 words. If the interview goes beyond this word count we will trim it a little, but guarantee that it will still carry the essence of your response. This is just to keep the reader engaged. As most people on the internet are prone to skimming through things, we should work together to keep their attention on you as long as possible. If your interview requires extensive editing, not a problem, we can work together to get it down to size.
Question: I bought the Monster Twitter Service. When will my book be tweeted.
Answer: We plan tweets to optimize for impressions. We’ve determined that the best time to tweet is between 7AM-11AM PT. We usually schedule 1 tweet a week to give you exposure over a longer period. But if you want to have your tweets sent on specific times and dates then just let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
Question: How are the Literary Book Award winners chosen?
Answer: Awards are given to books reviewed via the Book Review Service. The silver award is given to books that receive a 4 star rating. The gold award is given to books that receive a 5 star rating. Awards are reviewed and announced at the end of every month for fiction and non-fiction books. Not all books reviewed via the Book Review Service will receive an award. All awards are subject to review and approval by Literary Titan judges.
Question: What is the Yale study referenced on the Book Review Service page?
Answer: The study was conducted by Judith Chevalier and Dina Mayzlin, The Effect of Word of Mouth on Sales: Online Book Reviews.
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