In our book How to Get Honest Reviews, we talk about using social media to get book reviews. In this post, I wanted to share just a few of the book review groups on social media that we have found where you can get book reviews.
I have used some of these groups myself, and others we have found by searching for active book review groups.
Tips for Joining Book Review Groups
Before we dive in, there are a couple of things we need to cover.
1.) Follow the Rules
No matter what group you are part of, always make sure you know the rules of the group.
Soliciting book reviews in a group where it is against the rules can get you kicked out of the group, and make you look bad as an author.
Take the time to find and read the rules and then make sure you follow them.
2.) Check for Life
Social media groups are a dime a dozen. New groups pop up all the time. Old groups flourish or die out. Sometimes management changes hands. The truth is, you never know from week-to-week what will happen online.
Before posting in any online book review group, we recommend checking for signs of life.
And not just any life.
You’ll want to check the group to see if it has active reader engagement.
If the same authors are posting about their books repeatedly, but no readers are responding, your efforts are probably better spent elsewhere.
When looking at book review groups, you want to find groups that have readers who are responding to authors, posting about books, and actively engaged in the conversation. And then you want to join the conversation, not just post and run. Remember that good groups exist because of community.
With that knowledge tucked under your cap, go ahead and check out these book review groups.
6 Facebook Book Review Groups
We have listed seven Facebook groups for you below:
- Review Seekers
- Short eBook Reviews
This group does reviews of short eBooks on Amazon.
- Reviewers Roundup
This is a group to both post and solicit book reviews.
- Independent Authors eBooks and Reviews Please!
This is a family-friendly group for indie authors to share and promote their books and blogs with an emphasis on helping each other get reviews.
- Christian Book Reviews
This book review group is designed specifically for Christian books.
- Christian Review of Books
This is another group that exists specifically for reviews of Christian books.
With the right search terms, you can find even more review groups on Facebook. Some are niche-specific, others are not, and they all have their own list of rules. As we mentioned previously, make sure you read through the requirements for each group before posting.
5 Goodreads Book Review Groups
Check out these Goodreads book review groups:
- Genre Specific Review Groups
This is another group for indie authors to request reviews.
- Goodreads Reviewers’ Group
This group helps to bring reviewers and authors together. Authors can make their own thread in the author’s folder to find reviewers for their book.
- Advanced Copies for Review & Book Giveaways
You can post new releases, giveaways, and book reviews and review requests here.
- Authors & Reviewers
This is a group for authors and reviewers.
- ARC of Authors
This community is only for advance review copies (ARC) of fiction books. Books must be listed and review copies sent out before the book’s official launch.
These lists could go on and on and on, but you now have plenty of resources to get you started in the right direction. Goodreads has thousands of groups full of readers, and many are dedicated to book reviews. I have listed a handful for you here, but Goodreads is growing and new groups are created each day. With the thousands of groups already available, and the new groups being added, I could never endeavor to list them all.
Do You Have Any Favorite Book Review Groups?
Do you have any go-to book review groups? Have you tried the ones we mentioned above?
We’d love to hear from you. You can share your experience in the comments below.