There are a lot of readers out there who would happily support indie authors if they just knew where to look to find a good read. The problem is, internet reviews are a dime a dozen and printed, reputable reviews are reserved for known authors and major presses. So where does that leave the independent, self-published and emerging authors? Swimming in a digital sea of unheard opinions while their would-be fans grab the nearest best-seller.
At Underground Book Reviews, we're here for both author and reader. We know how much work goes into quality book reviews and we're excited to know that there are others out there who put the effort into representing all authors fairly and honestly. The purpose of the Battle of the Book Review Blogs was to highlight those bloggers, and we weren't disappointed. After a month of voting, the Battle has come to a close and two outstanding blogs have risen to the top of the list.
Please support the winners by visiting their websites, subscribing and following them on Facebook. Check back next Friday (the 14th) for a guest post by our second place winner and the Friday after that (the 21st) for a feature by our first place winner. If you'd like to see the complete competition results, click here
.And the winners are...
Darlene Elizabeth Williams Historical Fiction Reviews
Darlene reviews historical fiction novels and is particularly interested in promotion of self-published and independent authors. Her goal is to share her love of historical fiction and discover authors who write excellent novels. Darlene's reviews are geared towards informing the reader, not just about the novel itself, but also about a bit of history surrounding the events in the novel to provide a fuller view for those new to a particular era or historical event. Most of Darlene's historical fiction reviews are author submissions, but she has been known to go begging after an author.
Writer on the Run
Writer on the Run is a blog dedicated to a weekly, fictional short story for the reading pleasure of the public, book reviews, and general snippets from life.
"The idea for this title actually spawned a number of years ago when I was attempting to step into the world of writing in a serious manner; however, it wasn't until recently that I have actually been able to run with my dream! I struggled for the first year, after setting up my blog, about what I would blog about. Suddenly, this past summer, I asked myself "what is it that I do best ... short story!" I sincerely hope that all those who are reading these stories, and my book reviews, continue to enjoy them. All the best to all bloggers out there ... may your pens be the most lethal weapon you ever wield. Gotta run now..."
- Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, Writer on the RunIf you enjoyed this post, be sure to subscribe to the Underground or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.