Knockout Literary Magazine

Authentic Book Reviews

The book reviews on this site are not only crucial to the reader but the authors as well. Each of the reviews is based on the opinion of the reviewer while summarizing the content of the book itself. Book reviews, such as the ones which are found here play an essential role in the literary industry. They act as an introduction to a good read, as well as promote the author's credibility. The book reviews provided here are a real time saver. They give an interested reader a quick insight as to what the book is about without giving away the story.

Attaining Book Reviews

29 Jul 2021

Some writers may be struggling to gain attention from reviewers. This can be done in a number of ways. One of the most common is to pitch directly to book bloggers. It is vital that the writer picks the right blog and does not blanket pitch.

Branch out to Improve Your Reviews

19 Mar 2020

Even for those of us who love doing reviews, it can become a grueling process. Words can blend and we can lose our spark, so how do we keep interested?

I find it’s a great exercise in reviews to read reviews that are out of your comfort zone. I’ve made it a practice to regularly read reviews not just from other literary genres besides my old favorites. This can be reviews of everything from recipes to cars, but most recently I’ve gotten into reading reviews of online apps and services.

Reviews of Apps

One area of focus of me as a writer is looking at reviews of apps. I’ve been reading some of the reviews of apps on, and I’ve been impressed by the attention to detail while also giving a good overview of the whole app.

A good review is also a work of art, and one doesn’t have to be a critic to be a reviewer. The art of the review is winth giving people the information they need to make informed decisions. No one likes to be talked down to, but no one wants to be left in the dark. Reviews should respect the reader’s autonomy and serve their decision making.

Getting Book Reviews for Your Amazon eBooks

15 Jan 2020

Publishing your first book on Amazon is a major accomplishment that should be celebrated. The next step is to market your book to the right audience. Many people don't realize how important marketing is to the success of their publishing journey. And getting book reviews is part of it.

Book Reviews for New Authors

28 Nov 2019

If you are a new author, getting book reviews from veteran authors can be critical to your success. When your book is viewed favorably by a renown writer, readers will feel more inclined to purchase your title. Don't be shy when it comes to marketing your book.