Is your book in the final stages of production? Perhaps the editing is mostly finished, and your cover design is looking rock-solid? In that case, you’re probably thinking of ways to market it. Read on to find out how Reedsy Discovery can help you out.

Submit your book to our reviewers

For a fee of $50, you can submit your book to Reedsy Discovery’s pool of reviewers. In the book submission, you’ll enter information about the book, the day it launches on Amazon or other stores, as well as the day it’s released on Discovery. These both have to be at least five weeks away from the submission day so that reviewers have enough time to pick up your book and post an honest review.

Tip: Most authors choose the same date for their book’s retailer launch and its Discovery launch. This timing gives your book the most exposure upon its release.

Submission guidelines

Reedsy Discovery has guidelines and we reserve the right to not accept books that don’t follow them.

It’s important that your book is due to be launched or was published recently (no longer than six months ago). We don’t accept books that have already been reviewed on Discovery.

To view the entire submission guidelines, please head to this page.

My book is due to launch on Discovery, what happens now?

If a reviewer has picked your book up, they’ll read it, write a review, and then post it on to Reedsy Discovery. Please bear in mind that only one reviewer can pick up your book, but there’s no guarantee that you’ll receive a review. In any case, it may take a while, but we’ll keep you posted at every step of this process via email.

Once the review is posted, you can read it in your book’s Discover landing page. Here’s the added benefit: this landing page is available to you even before the review is published, so you can use it to market your book while you wait for the reviewer. Here’s an example of a landing page which will give you an idea of what to expect.

To make the most of this page, ensure that all the links (store fronts and your website) are working correctly so that visitors can buy your book once it’s available.

On the day your book launches on Discovery, invite your friends and followers to sign up for a Reedsy Discovery account and upvote your book. The more upvotes you receive, the greater the chance your book will have to be featured in our weekly newsletter!

What if nobody picks my book up for review?

If your Discovery launch date is approaching and you haven’t received an email saying that your book’s been picked up, check your submission again and see if you can improve it. Here’s what we recommend:

See if the book cover is correctly displayed on your landing page. If there are formatting issues and you can’t solve them, contact us.
Does your synopsis have a strong hook? Reviewers only see the first couple of sentences before they decide whether to click on your book, so make sure the beginning catches their eye!
Push back the Discovery launch date to give reviewers more time.
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