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About By Rite of Word

What we do

About By Rite of Word


By Rite of Word

At By Rite of Word, we recognise that reviews are a vital marketing tool for any book.

Why do I need a review?

Traditional publishers stack up reviews far in advance of a book’s release, which generates excitement and boosts the book’s presence in searches. For independent authors and small presses, that kind of coordinated publicity may not be an affordable luxury.

Reviews help your book to get exposure on Amazon, as well as getting you, the author, honest feedback on your work.

What’s special at By Rite of Word?

Our reviews aren’t editorial reviews – this is why we put a disclaimer line at the end of the review on commercial sites. Also, unless the book falls in the ‘did not finish’ category, getting a By Rite of Word review means a reviewer has read your book cover to cover, and the review is their honest opinion.

  • No ‘bots: All our reviews are written by a real person.
  • No BS: We don’t accept requests from authors to only provide a certain starred rating.
  • No costs: By Rite of Word reviews are 100% free.

We publish reviews on this site, and any sites we can find by running a basic online search on your name and book title. Check out our FAQs for more detail on what genres we read and how we rate them.

We review independent, small press, and traditionally published books. If you get a five-star review (and if we’re feeling organised), you’ll be added to the five-star review carousel on our homepage*, and we’ll Tweet about you.

What do you get out of it?

Readers FavoriteWe’re authors, editors, and avid readers. We review books because we enjoy reading and we want to help authors get ahead. As well as on-demand reviews via By Rite of Word, we also review for Readers’ Favorite, The Indie View, and Quality Book Works.

Basically, we enjoy discovering new authors – and being given books.


*If we have multiple books from an author, the first book we review will go up in the carousel, but all 5 star reviews will be tweeted and enthused about.

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