At Zavesti, we take pride in doing honest and fair reviews to promote independent authors and publishers.
Which genres are accepted?
Books in all genres are welcome. Please note that only English language books are accepted.
Do you accept both Indie authors and traditionally published books for reviews?
Do you do book reviews for free?
Yes, each month we do a number of free book reviews. We only pick and choose a few books to review from the large volume of review requests – so please have patience if we do not respond immediately. Please submit the book details via our contact page.
What details to submit with your review request?
- Please include links to your Amazon page & blog
- Book title, a very short book summary, genre, length of work (pages and word count)
- Target audience, target publication date
- A short bio of yourself, and links to social media channels that you use to connect with readers.
- How did you find out about zavesti.com?
Providing these details will help us confirm if your book is a match for us.
What are zavesti.com Expedited Reviews?
- Expedited Reviews option ensures that your book will get reviewed within a specific time-frame (approximately 3 weeks). In addition, we will also promote your book on social media.
- Cost: $19 USD, plus the cost of purchasing your book.
- How to pay: You are welcome to contact us through the contact page to request a paypal invoice which you can securely pay with credit card or paypal.
- Note: The payment is to compensate for the time, and effort we put into reading and promoting your book. It will not influence our reviews in any way. We shall provide honest and fair reviews which will be a reflection of exactly how the reviewer feels after reading your book.
In what format do we need the book?
We would purchase your book directly from the retailer (e.g. amazon.com).
About the Review: What you can expect
- A 300 word review (including author bio and cover art) will be posted on zavesti.com.
- A review of your book may also be cross-posted on Amazon and GoodReads.
- Your book will also be promoted on social media such as the zavesti Facebook page and Facebook Book Groups, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
- After book review is published we will send an invitation to you for an author’s interview on zavesti.com.
- We also provide one guest post slot to you, to promote your current or future book.
- You also get an invitation to join the zavesti.com Inner Circle and access hundreds of book marketing and blog promotion resources at zavesti.com
Our reviews are written in a conversational style and are not meant to be proof-readings or literary critiques.
We do not wish to publish negative reviews, and we focus on what’s positive. In the unlikely event that we can’t find anything positive in your book, and we can not give either a 4-star or 5-star review, we will offer you your money back.
Turnaround time for book review
The approximate time-frame for posting the expedited review is 3 to 5 weeks after receiving payment.
If you purchase an “Expedited Review” and it needs to be posted on a specific date (e.g. for the book launch) – please let us know of the date and we will schedule it in for you (provided there is a 3-week of runway time).
Fact Verification & Endorsement
Any review on this site is NOT an endorsement of the facts, beliefs and perspectives of the writer or producer of the work (books, products etc.) that is reviewed. The reviews are meant to be a high-level first look at the work from an artistic, literary or entertainment point of view, rather than a serious verification of the work’s authenticity or correctness.
Once an expedited book review is purchased we are not able to refund the author or publisher. Refunds are only given if we are not able to review the book because of unforeseen circumstances.