The Naked Reviewers
Sales and reviews determine where your books rank among the thousands and thousands being cranked out every day in today’s publishing industry. Books need reviews in order to rank higher on the search pages. When readers are looking for something new to read, where does your book show up? Page 1 or page 1,001?
Expose Yourself to a Free Book Review
The Naked Reviewers pride ourselves on giving honest reviews on ebooks. All genres are welcome, and we cater to self-published authors.
No ups, no extras. We do free book reviews.
We give honest reviews, not fake ones. We have a reputation to uphold, so we will only pick books that we feel will receive at least a 4-star rating. Our readers expect the best, not mediocre.
We review ebooks only. The reviews will post on The Naked Reviewers Wednesdays – on a first come first serve basis.
How Do You Get This Fabulous Thing?
Use the Contact Form to send us the link to the ebook you want to be reviewed. As a group, we vote on every book that is submitted. We consider the cover, the formatting, and we read the “look inside” section, or we need the first chapter as a sample.
From that information, if we feel as a group we cannot give the book at least 4-stars, you will receive an email with some friendly recommendations and suggestions. We DO NOT guarantee 4-star reviews. Many books look really good until about chapter 3, where they promptly fall apart.
If your book is accepted, you will be assigned a date of when the review will go live. The Naked Reviewers will guarantee at least two reviews by two different people and more reviews posted in the comments. We are a small, boutique group and each reviewer signs up for the book they want to review. The overall number of reviews will be based on how many reviewers sign up for your book. You will be given the email address of the reviewers who would like to read and review your book.
On the day your review goes live, you will be sent a bitly link to share how you wish. Your book with the blurb, a purchase link, and at least two reviews will be posted on The Naked Reviewers for one week.
Be sure to share the link to the reviews on your social media. The more people who see it, the more chances you have to sell books, which gives you more chances for more reviews. Finding readers is a key ingredient to expanding your fan base and generating sales.
The Dirty Secret to Finding More Readers
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Marketing is the number one way to tell people you have a book for sale. If people don’t know about it, they cannot buy it. In order to do well and make sales, every book needs reviews and marketing to reach a large audience. Let us help you get the word out. Come see what we’ve put together with our marketing packages.
Reviewers and Preferences
I will review anything that is well-written. I keep in mind what the target audience would like, and review towards them. My favorite genre is romance and erotica. My pet peeve is weak writing, and if I see it a lot, I will stop reading and move onto the next book. For more information on what I mean by weak writing, please see this article – Stronger Writing Made Easy.
I like anything but religion, poetry, political, memoirs. In a 5 star book, I look at prose, writing style, clarity, movement, character development, and description. I don’t like to get bored.
My favorite books are SciFi, Mystery, True Crime, Thriller…. Love anything with a zombie or apocalypse in it!
I don’t have anything against Romance, per se. I just think I’m burned out on it right now. And I tend to take a more critical eye because of it. Erotica is cool, probably because they tend to be shorter reads.
Genres I prefer to Review: Paranormal Romance (No ghosts or zombies though, please.), Fantasy (all kinds), and Sci-Fi.
Flexible – I love fiction, if your book does not fall into one of the genres above but manages to grab my interest based on your short description, I’m likely to read it.
Genres I do not Review: Erotica, Non-fiction, and Children’s books.
BONUS POINTS: If a story has a strong female protagonist (or antagonist for that matter) and non-cringey romance (think ANTI-TWILIGHT), then I will have a hard time not reading a story.
Like Sue, I’ll read anything that holds my interest. I like light-hearted reads with dry humour. I love historical fiction and of course anything with an environmental theme. I prefer not to read erotica or anything with blood and gore in it. I don’t normally read Sci-fi but I’ll happily give a critique a shot. I’m not into zombies.
Genres I prefer to Review:
Fantasy – Scifi. Flexible – I have occasionally read sweet romance, and although it’s not a preference, I don’t mind romance books as long as they stay “out of the bedroom”, so to speak.
Genres I do not Review: Erotica
Heather will be sharing the reviews on her Twitter.
Things I LOVE to Review:
Erotica. Romance. Erotic Romance!!
I tend to prefer short stories over novels. I prefer HEA or HFN endings. Anything other than a happy ending will very likely annoy me. A lot. I also like high fantasy. (Urban fantasy, not so much.) And I’m fond of feline shifter romance and erotica, too!
Things I Will NOT Review:
Anything written in first person present tense. Anything with strong political themes or events. Anything containing excessive blood or gore. Tragedies, and/or anything depressing or excessively dark. Small children’s books. (MG and YA are fine.)
Some of the Reviewers Don’t Like My Genre
Then they won’t sign up for it. You will still get at least two reviews, and just because one doesn’t like your genre doesn’t mean some will. You will never make everyone happy. Some of us may give your book 4 or 5-stars while another gives it 3.5-stars. You don’t want all 5-stars reviews anyway, those look paid for.
Books We Won’t Review
The Naked Reviewers want to give readers a good selection to choose from. All genres are welcome. For erotica we do not accept:
- Necrophila – no sex between the living and a dead body.
- Pediphlia – any character in the story that engages in sex must be at least 18 years-old.
- Incest – this includes step-parent/step-child and step-siblings that lived in the same residence from childhood.
- Bestiality – sex between a human and an animal. This does not mean shapeshifters. Shapeshifters do not fall into the bestiality category.
- Rape for titillation – this includes non-con and rape.
The number of reviews in the comments will be determined by how many of our reviewers sign up. Guest reviewers are welcome, and it will be an honor to share your review with a link to your social media.
The Naked Reviewers will host one ebook a week, and the review will go live on Wednesdays.