Where To Post Your Book Reviews

Thanks to everyone who has been following along on my series, “Cozy Mystery Book Reviews 101.” If you missed the first two posts in the series, you can find them here

We know book reviews are important. And in the last installment of the series, we covered how to write a good book review. So your book review is complete. Now what?

Where do you post this wonderful and helpful review? I’m going to take you through my favorite places to post my book reviews.


Amazon is the first place I post my reviews. Amazon gets a lot of traffic and is looked at by publishers. It also offers authors opportunities for their books to be seen through their emails, notices, etc. when there are increased review numbers. When reviewing on Amazon, please read their rules and requirements before publishing. Short and sweet works well for Amazon. Do not link back to your blog or other website, or your review will not be approved. You cannot post reviews to Amazon until the day the book is released.

Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble is another large bookseller and the second place I post to. Barnes and Noble, like Amazon, is a great place for short and sweet book reviews that are free from website links. You must wait until the release date to publish your review to Barnes and Noble.


Goodreads is a social network for readers. You can track your reading lists, interact with fellow readers, and more. Goodreads is one of my personal favorite places to check out other people’s book reviews. Goodreads allows you to post a review anytime (even before the release date). You can post a link back to your blog or website with your entry.


This is a new one I’ve recently started posting to. BookBub is similar to Goodreads in that it is a community for readers. It also sends subscribers email notifications when books in their selected genres are on sale or available for a discounted rate. There are benefits for the author when they get to a certain number of followers, so I always try to follow each author when leaving my review.

Your Personal Blog or Website

If you have a blog or a website, this is a perfect place for you to post to. It is your little corner of cyber space, so the rules are yours alone! You can post anytime, post as long as you want, and as frequently (or infrequently) as you want. Interested in starting a blog, but not quite sure how? Stick with me and we’ll cover that later in the series.

Do you have any favorite places to leave your reviews that I missed? Where is your favorite place to leave a review? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for checking out my series, “Cozy Mystery Book Reviews 101.” This is the second post in the series, a complete list of what is coming up in the series is below. If you sign up for my email list, you’ll be sure to never miss an installment!

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Kate B
Kate B
5 years ago

Might I recommend LibraryThing.com as well? You’ll find that quite a few bibliophiles hang out there as well.

Dora Benet
Dora Benet
4 years ago

I actually have no idea, but I’ve been told that romances and young adult do well in https://dogearedreview.com/ Maybe someone here has more intel about that as well as suggestions

Joana Varela
Joana Varela
4 years ago

I also write my reviews on Google Books, Powells, Target, Waterstones, ThriftBooks, Books-a-Million…

dr jackie jones
dr jackie jones
3 years ago

Please sign me up to receive updates of publishers who want readers to review their books.

Rogue Zulu
3 years ago

Many thanks for your post on where to post book reviews. After being dormant for over 4 years I’ve decided to get back in the swing of things and begin anew!

Lisa Williams
Lisa Williams
2 years ago

I have just started reading Eoin Colfer ” High Fire” and already I am so enraptured with the style of prose. I fully have the happy expectation to smile until the final full. Sardonic and painterly