journalist | author
Reading books is a writer’s passion.
A former Catholic Press Association Book Awards judge and book reviewer for Inscriptions Magazine, ForeWord, and Atlantic Publishing Company, I additionally worked as an independent contractor doing reviews for Sacramento Book Review/ San Francisco Book Review, IndieReader, and Chanticleer Book Reviews, as well as doing private book reviews for individual authors and publicists.
I find doing book reviews both interesting and enriching to my own writing and review both fiction and non-fiction for adults and children.
As a freelance journalist, my writing deadlines and work always take priority.
I set professional fees for my article writing, editing, and unpublished manuscript critiques. However, I don't believe in setting a rate for book reviews, as I feel that established fees give the wrong impression to authors, and industry-wide have been abused by other book reviewers.
All I ask for, in consideration of the hours I spend reading, writing a professional review, & promoting your book, is a donation.
I leave it to the author's budget & discretion as to what this amount will be. Payment amount in no way influences my review of the work.
Donate whatever you feel is fair.
What’s included with a professional book review by Angie Mangino
· Read the book
· From my extensive experience review the book
· Post book review on my blog
· Email author with review for author's use to promote
· Post book review on Amazon
· Post book review on Goodreads
· Promote on Facebook
· Promote on my Facebook page “Angie Mangino Looks at Books”
· Promote on LinkedIn
· Promote on Twitter
*When submitting book, include a check or money order donation, or if more convenient, use the donate button on this page.
*Be patient. I will email when the review is posted on this site. The amount of authors who want a review far exceeds the amount of available hours.
Remember: Reviewing is a passion, but writing is my profession, and will always come first.
I realize this is not the norm, but my professional integrity comes first, and I feel more comfortable doing book reviews this way. The authors I have worked with seem to agree. You may see some comments on my reviewing on the testimonials page.
I will only write an honest, professional review based on my opinion of the book on a 5 star system.
Critique service of unpublished manuscripts
Every book is different. So, too, is every unpublished manuscript.
Rates for this service will take into account amount of work needed, as well as the author’s budget, to determine a fair price for both of us.
Authors may choose between:
• 2 page general overview critique or
• 6-10 page in-depth critique with specific examples and chapter notes.
Contact me at [email protected] for a personalized evaluation of what I can do to help.