Literary Titan Book Review Service
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is purchase/submission process like?
Answer: You will first be directed to purchase our Book Review Service through a Paypal payment portal. You do not need a PayPal account and can pay with a credit or debit card. After you complete the payment you will be directed to a Dropbox upload page where you will be prompted to upload a copy of your book. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.
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Question: Can you review an unpublished manuscript?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?
Question: Is the review posted on Amazon?
Answer: Yes. 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, Goodreads, your website, 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: Reviews are posted within 45 days for books under 300 pages, and 60 days 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 review books that are longer than 300 pages?
Answer: Yes. There is an extra fee of $20 and the review will be delivered in 60 days instead of 45 days. Please use our Extended Book Review Service to order.
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 Literary Titan have a deep passion for books and are professional writers and editors.
Question: Do you review books in other languages?
Answer: Only by special request. Please contact us first.
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 Microsoft Word document formats.
Question: I purchased a service, but haven’t heard back from you?
Answer: We always respond 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: No. 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.
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. 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: How long will my review be?
Answer: We aim for approximately a 400 word review that consists of both a summary and an analysis of the book. Because every review is different, some reviews will be a little longer while others will be a little shorter.
Question: How long will my review be on your website?
Answer: All reviews are archived on the Literary Titan website and will be searchable by title, author, star rating, and genre. Your book review page and author interview will start appearing in Google searches usually within 30 days.
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, GoodReads.com, Kobo.com, Alibris.com. The book image is also posted to Twitter and Instagram.
Question: What do you do with my book after I send it to you?
Answer: Your book will be deleted from our system.
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. If your interview requires extensive editing, not a problem, we can work together to get it down to size.
Question: My payment was declined or is not being accepted. What do I do?
Answer: PayPal is our payment processor. It’s secure, fast and easy. You can make a payment without creating a PayPal account. If you’re having trouble making a payment try these troubleshooting steps.
Question: How are the Literary Book Award winners chosen?
Answer: Awards are given to books reviewed via our Book Review Service. Books that receive a 5 star rating are entered into our Gold Award Category. Books that receive a 4 star rating are entered into our Silver Award Category. Books are then review by a panel of judges consisting of Literary Titan’s Editor-In-Chief, Managing Editor, and Media Manager. Awards are announced at the beginning of every month. Recipients receive a digital copy of the award and can order stickers and a custom Literary Titan Book Award Certificate.
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