Are editorial reviews worth paying for?

Have you ever seen a magazine ad for a novel with things like

“The critics loved it”

“It was so emotional, it made my cat cry”

“. . . A must read”?

Then I am sure you have wondered who these people are that give the reviews. These are editorial reviews and most times (though not all the time) they are pre-publication reviews that are given before a book is made available for general sale.

There are a number of book reviews companies and most of them charge for their services. As an author, how do you decide if such editorial reviews are worth the investment?

Well listen on to find out what today’s guests Reggie Padin and Debbie Viguie have to say

Here’s a handy list of book review magazines that I found. Feel free to check them all out.

About the guests
Reggie Padin

Dr. Reggie R. Padin’s mission is all about helping people overcome their “Dumpster Moments” and go beyond their limitations. An award-winning speaker, his story has inspired many to believe in themselves and recognize their God-given potential.

You can find out more about him and his latest book on his website.

Debbie Viguie

Debbie Viguié is the New York Times Bestselling author of over a dozen novels including the Wicked series and the new Crusade series co-authored with Nancy Holder. Much of Debbie’s writing has a dark edge to it, including her retold fairy tales, her latest being Violet Eyes, a retelling of The Princess and the Pea. In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries and the upcoming Kiss trilogy. When Debbie isn’t busy writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks. They live in Florida with their cat, Schrödinger.

You can find out more about her on her website or connect with her on twitter and facebook.

Here’s the podcast on YouTube

About The Segilola Salami Show

The Segilola Salami show is hosted by Segilola Salami who is also an author and a self publishing strategist. She provides one to one support to aspiring authors to help them self publish their own books and make a success of it. Her latest book is called Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother. Part of the proceeds from the sales of this book goes towards helping UK Charity Jigsaw4u.

The aim of the show is to be entertaining but educative as we see guests share their experience on self publishing in a virtual cafe.

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