Book Rebel: Indie Author Review - A New Powerhouse Site With Unheard of Transparency

Book Rebel is one of the newer players in the book promotional atmosphere, but it has a pretty big legacy in indie promotion that it is using to the fullest extent. It was created by a small team of authors, one of which runs GenreCrave and the other of which is a software developer and author who won a Kindle Scout campaign.

A lot of care and work went into creating the website, and it really shows through with the service that the team offers. It is still incredibly new, so hopefully it stays as a top level option, but for now it is certainly on my list of must promote with sites.

Even though they are transparent about their results, they aren't nearly as transparent about what types of books they are looking for. To an extent, though, I can appreciate this because it means they are taking their commitment to readers just as seriously as to their authors.

I'm not a big fan of websites that just throw caution to the wind and promote any book that comes their way. The problem is, when companies do something like that then their readers lose faith in them. And, as soon as readers start losing faith, everything goes downhill.

They aren't too expensive, either. They aren't that cheap, but they break it down by genre and charge based on subscribers. This is another mark in their favor, because why would a romance author pay the same amount for a list that only likes science fiction?

This is also where their largest bonus comes into play. I actually found this almost by accident just by browsing their website: they list out your actual results as a regular feature.

Sure, some places will let you pay to see results (and even then you have to wonder how honest they are about them) but Book Rebel actually breaks it down directly and gives you results for each campaign you run.

They also have a very clean and simple interface and keep track of all of your promotions and results since you started working with them.

Their referral program is super easy to use and they make it really easy for authors to share and embed it into their own websites. I've found that with my literary books their results are somewhat lacking, but  the fact that they list out exactly how good your results are was a huge bonus.

When I listed a horror book for free on multiple platforms I managed to get $0.02 cents per click, and the worst I've seen was $0.4 cents per click with one of the literary titles. In general, though, the results have been considerably better.

My Overall Rating of Book Rebel: I am hesitant to do this, because I only want to list the top of the top sites at a top rating, but I feel that this one has earned a four-star rating. If you're looking for a book promotion site that has consistently given good results, been transparent about their numbers, and seems to be working very hard to deliver, then this is the place to check out.

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Lincoln Cole

Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.

He has won multiple literary awards for his novels. He has also been a bestseller in multiple different categories.