Bookangel.co.uk is creating Indie Book Reviews
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It is pretty near impossible for an indie author to get exposure, especially a newspaper review. Many papers are cutting reviews entirely, and the rest go to large presses

Our book club decided to fix this.

So we arranged a newspaper feature in the local paper (through pester power) and starting putting indie book reviews up. We didn't get paid for the column, but still had costs (e.g. formatting). It put indie reviews in front of 40K readers an issue. Then we got booted for advertisers...

We're now re-arranging things to get indie authors back in front of readers, through the newsletter and the site, and if we get enough Patreon support, back through the newspapers.

Bookangel is a club, not a business, and since most of us are unemployed, volunteers, or on a pension everything is on a shoestring (the club kitty). Keeping it all going is a labour of love and we really need support. Can you help out?
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It is pretty near impossible for an indie author to get exposure, especially a newspaper review. Many papers are cutting reviews entirely, and the rest go to large presses

Our book club decided to fix this.

So we arranged a newspaper feature in the local paper (through pester power) and starting putting indie book reviews up. We didn't get paid for the column, but still had costs (e.g. formatting). It put indie reviews in front of 40K readers an issue. Then we got booted for advertisers...

We're now re-arranging things to get indie authors back in front of readers, through the newsletter and the site, and if we get enough Patreon support, back through the newspapers.

Bookangel is a club, not a business, and since most of us are unemployed, volunteers, or on a pension everything is on a shoestring (the club kitty). Keeping it all going is a labour of love and we really need support. Can you help out?

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Pledge $1 or more per Indie book reviews column
0 patrons
Emailed a copy of the draft newspaper column when it is accepted before print - on condition it is not circulated until the publication date.
Pledge $5 or more per Indie book reviews column
0 patrons
Suggest a book for review on the site or by "Reader Reviews Romance" OR suggest a cover for a sidebar slot for one month (subject to approval)
Pledge $10 or more per Indie book reviews column
0 of 2 patrons
The above plus: (UK only) We will post you a print copy of the newspaper by post each month when it comes out.
Pledge $50 or more per Indie book reviews column
0 of 1 patrons
Get one of the reviews converted to a video review, or get a video review done for another book.