I get so many queries I have to address this publicly.
I won’t consider reviewing or promoting self-published books at this time, though I’m sure some of you have written knock it out of the park novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc. No doubt I’m missing incredible writing but I am, as do we all, facing a finite life.
The great thing about self-publishing is anyone can write and publish a book. The abomination about self-publishing is anyone can write and publish a book. The big houses with overworked, highly skilled and moderately paid (never enough, in my opinion) editors still turn out a lot of pure crap, mostly to please the masses. Self-published books don’t have the benefit of either overworked, highly skilled and moderately paid editors who’ve made it to the head of the pack to smooth and improve prose, nor graphic artists to design appealing covers and fonts and such.
I come in only once books have been through these steps and then only when I can take on new projects. For the foreseeable future, all I can handle are professionally published books I can review in professional publications. I’m also working on my own stuff.
Keep writing, keep honing, keep submitting. If nothing else, writing a full-length novel is an accomplishment in itself. It’s more than 90% of aspiring writers ever do. Hell, I haven’t managed to do it yet.
Promote the hell out of yourself. Pitch bloggers who review self-published books. Take copies to local indie shops willing to buy a copy or two and give it a chance. When you hit it big you can write and tell me I missed out. I can take it.
I can’t review your self-published book but I’m flattered you asked. I truly am.