How to find literary fiction book bloggers to review your book

I’ve compiled here a list of resources to help you find a reviewer.  But first, a few important points to keep in mind when pitching a book blogger:

  • Look for the blogger’s query guidelines, outlining the process you should follow to propose your book for their review. The process might be to send an email. It might be to fill out an online form.
  • Offer only a free copy of your book.
  • When a blogger reviews your book, follow them on social media channels and retweet / share their updates that announce and promote your book’s review.
  • For more on how to craft a book review pitch, there are many articles and blog posts out there — check out Paula Krapf’s “7 Simple Steps to Getting Your Book Reviewed“.

Literary Book Blogger Lists

Opening with these category lists from the Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2011 Short List:

Literary Fiction Book Bloggers

New Book Bloggers

Best Author Interviews on Book Blogs

For other genres, browse all the categories at BBAW.  Here are some other resources where you can look for reviewers among literary book bloggers:

A book blog list for fiction on Book Blogger Director.

A book reviewer list on the Step-By-Step Self-Publishing site.

The listing of book blogs at Kay’s Bookshelf.

Other Book Reviewers

Not specifically book bloggers on these lists, but you may find some reviewers in these.

A “book reviewers on the web” list from literary agent Robin Mizell’s blog.

Midwest Book Review’s compiled list of review organizations and publications on the web.

Have you come across other directories for book bloggers that may be helpful to published authors looking for a reviewer?  Post your thoughts and advice in the comments section below.

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