Get more reviews for ebooks or audiobooks

Need more Amazon, Audible, Goodreads, & BookBub reviews? Cross-promote your ARCs on StoryOrigin

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Distribute ARCs to real reviewers
Comply with KU

Distribute Amazon pre-paid book links via StoryOrigin

Audio Promo Codes

Distribute Audible, Findaway,, or Kobo promo codes

Vet Reviewer Profiles

View readers' profiles on Amazon, Audible, Bookbub, or Goodreads

Grow your team

Optionally choose publicly list your book in the ebook or audiobook directory

Secure Downloads

Reviewers must be authenticated to access their download options page

Automatic reminders

StoryOrigin automatically reminds readers if they don't complete their review

What other authors have to say...

... I also love the ease of distributing advanced review copies (ARCs) using StoryOrigin.

Sydney Jane Baily
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I have gained 120 reviews, and haven't had to remind a single reviewer to post... I can see emails of all reviewers, links to places where they reviewed, and a preview of what each person said.

Kayelle Allen
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Sending an ebook to my ARC readers is simple; I just give them the link, and my job is done!

Finley K. James
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While there are several reasons I love StoryOrigin, the feature that really sold it for me is the Review Copies. The user interface is straightforward to upload the manuscript and set up the ARC.

Briana Bass
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I use this for my ARC readers and send out a link to my newsletter list for applicants... I typically have a great response: 43 requests with 34 reviews, 46 requests with 28 reviews, and 53 request with 32 reviews.

Amy Shojai
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The best thing about the review copies feature is the ability to see what your reviewers typically say before you select them. Tracking is practically automatic. It's like I click a button and I have a review.

Ingrid Moon
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Reader Submits Where They Review

Mark where your book will be available to review, such as Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub, and other retailers.

Readers will mark where they can leave reviews when they request a copy and add the links to their reviewer profiles.

Screenshot of Requesting Review Copy
Screenshot of Reviewer's Profile
Vet Reviewer's Profile

See the reviewer's completion rate on Review Copies from StoryOrigin and check their profiles on Amazon, Audible, Goodreads, or Bookbub.

See which of your other Review Copies the reviewer has requested and whether they completed them.

Track Reviews and Auto-Reminders

See a timeline of when a reviewer was accepted, reminded, and when they left their review.

See their review at a glance on StoryOrigin and check the links to their review for your book on Amazon, Goodreads, or Bookbub.

Screenshot of Tracking Reviewers Completion of Reviews
Screenshot of Public Review Copy Directory
Make Your Review Copy Discoverable

Optionally, add your Review Copy to the directory of Ebooks or the directory of Audiobooks on StoryOrigin.

You still control who gets a copy. Approve or decline applications from reviewers that discover your book through the directory.

Video Tutorial
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I specify the number of Review Copies I want to distribute?

You can choose to approve as few or as many applicants for your Review Copies as you like.

Can I vet reviewers before they download a Review Copy?

Yes, authors can review and approve requests from potential reviewers based on criteria such as reviewer engagement, previous reviews, genre preferences, where they plan to review, etc.

What happens if a reader doesn't leave a review?

If a reader doesn't complete a Review Copy on StoryOrigin, it will be reflected in their reviewer statistics, which authors get to vet before approving applicants.

If you see a reader with a low completion rates on previous Review Copies, you can decline their application for your review copy.

How many review copy requests should I expect?

It highly dependent on a few factors.

Most authors promote their Review Copies on StoryOrigin to their own mailing lists, and that drives the most requests.

If you don't have a mailing list, you should start there. You can build your mailing list with StoryOrigin, then turn your attention to building a review team from the mailing list you build with StoryOrigin.

You can also join group promos or arrange newsletter swaps to promote your Review Copies.

You can also optionally choose to publicly list your Review Copies in the directory for Ebooks or the directory for Audiobooks.

Can I specify which platforms reviewers should post their reviews on?

Yes, you can specify which platforms you would like reviews on (such as Amazon, Goodreads, BookBub) and mark certain platform as a high priority to signal to potential applicants which platforms you're most focused on.

Is there a time frame within which reviewers are expected to post their reviews?

StoryOrigin does not impose strict deadlines. However, reviewers are made aware that Review Copies start to be included in their completion stats after 2 weeks, which may impact the probability that other authors will approve their requests for Review Copies.

Can I get more reviews on book that are already published?

Yes, you can use the Review Copies feature to get more reviews on books that have already been published.

My book is in KU. Can I still use the Review Copies feature?

Yes, you can choose to distributre Amazon pre-paid book links via StoryOrigin, so readers will get the download through Amazon, but you get all the vetting and tracking capabilities of StoryOrigin's Review Copies feature.

Can I get more reviews on my audiobooks?

Yes, you distribute audiobook redemption codes from Audible, Findaway Voices / Spotify, Kobo, or to potential reviewers.

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Why do authors recommend StoryOrigin?

Is there a 5 star rating system on this? Because StoryOrigin is at least 6 stars. At least! I've used the other platforms... and none of them approach the flexibility and power of StoryOrigin

W.H. Lock
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I used to use several sites and groups to facilitate things like newsletter swaps, multi-author book promos, reader magnets, and reviews, but I can do it all and better on StoryOrigin.

A. F. Stewart
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I love StoryOrigin. I've used other sites for promotions and newsletter swaps but this one is easier and more author-focused. Highly recommend for new or serious authors.

Gina Kincade
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StoryOrigin changed my life, and it's the BEST tool that actually works with increasing sales, subscribers, and reaching new readers.

Anca-Melinda Coliolu
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... compared to a lot of similar sites designed to help authors, StoryOrigin has the best UI, the most features and a great community of authors.

Dave Walsh
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StoryOrigin is absolutely the must-have author tool. You can build your newsletter list with interested people, sell your books, find newsletter swaps, get reviews, and more

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Evan Gow, indie developer of StoryOrigin
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