LET ME REVIEW YOUR BOOK!

Like most writers, I also love to read.
If you have written a book which you would like reviewed, please send it to me using the form.  If I read your book I will post reviews on GOODREADS, FACEBOOK, TWITTER and right here on my website - I'll also put your book's cover on INSTAGRAM and my Pinboard "BOOKS I'VE REVIEWED".  I'll do this for FREE - though if you want to return the favour I won't have a problem with that!  I will read most genres, including non-fiction.  Because of the professional nature of some of our services, we advise you to post our review to AMAZON as an "Editorial Review", by going to your Author Central area.

I rate books on the following 0-5 STAR basis:

"terrible - perhaps it's time to give it up!"
*****
"well below-par"
***** 
"I've read worse, I suppose"
***** 
"an okay read"
***** 
"good book!"
***** 
"excellent! outstanding!"
*****

I will always contact the author for permission before posting a review of 2-STARS or less, and may occasionally recommend services I think may help authors.  I therefore prefer books in .PDF format - I highly recommend sending me finalized proofs, as I do consider formatting and grammar in my reviews.  

MY REVIEWS ARE DETAILED AND CONSTRUCTIVE - I WRITE HUNDREDS OF WORDS, rather than the simple nutshell summary others may provide (read my reviews).  I am honest about most aspects, but I'll never dash dreams!  
I am more than happy to publish your AUTHOR INTERVIEWS, on my editorial services website MJV Literary Author Services.
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BOOK REVIEW + SYNOPSIS SERVICE - £99
(120k maximum word count applies - please contact us for longer books)

Guarantee your book review within 2-3 weeks and additionally include a good, professional concise synopsis (1-2 pages / 600-800 words) for just £99. 

If your intention is to submit your book to agents or publishers, you need to give them exactly what they want.  Most receive scores of submissions per week, and will only read even a sample of your book if they like the synopsis.  It is therefore essential that your synopsis is concisely written and professionally formatted according to their expectations.  I can not guarantee your submission results, but can assure you that the standard and formatting will be what they are after.  I'll even include a cover blurb / description in the price!

Please note: book reviews will be treated with equal honesty as free reviews - exchange of money does not imply a favourable review.  See guidelines below.

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BETA-READING SERVICE - £75
(120k maximum word count applies - please contact us for longer books)

I offer a high-quality, extremely popular beta-reading service, which is strongly recommended, and routinely undertaken by professional authors of any proficiency; beta-reading should always be carried out before finalizing your proof.  

For £75 I will read your book in full and return a long, comprehensive report advising you of any discrepancies and recommendations relating to the story, the grammar, character development, credibility, continuity and anything else I feel is of note, whilst suggesting embellishment of positive aspects.  I will adhere very closely to your instructions for feedback, if there are particular aspects of your book you would like me to pay attention to.  

If you choose this service, I will guarantee to read and review the completed book when it is published.  

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FEEDBACK FOR MATT'S BETA-READING AND SYNOPSIS SERVICES:

"Wonderful. Matt managed to encapsulate the key themes and ideas of my manuscript, something that I desperately needed help with! Good communication, timely delivery, highly recommended."
EVA LEPPARD - author of "THE PITFALLS OF BEING A GODDESS"







"Super helpful and worked very fast! Would definitely recommend."

DAVE RUETER - author of "A SIXERS ODYSSEY"







"The synopsis was well-written and I found it to be spot on. Matt provided some good feedback... I plan to use him again in the future."

SHAD'E ZUIWETA - author of "ADULTEROUS SINS"







"Mr. McAvoy's review and beta reading were complete and very useful."

LUIS PISONI and AURORA MAZZOLDI - authors of "HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM LIFE"







"Matt was very amiable and easy to work with from the start. His responses were speedy and courteous. His appraisal report is detailed and very informative. Overall, he has provided me with an excellent and thorough assessment that will be extremely helpful in bringing my manuscript up to market readiness. I would definitely recommend his services."

HAZEL WARD - author of "THE THREE THINGS THAT BROKE NETTA WILDE"







"Great commenting; just what I needed."

SHYON BABAZADEH - author of "DARK MATTER EMPIRE, BOOK ONE"







"Very professional and speedy delivery; beyond expectation."

AARON RAN - author of "MICRO DEMOCRACY"







"A splendid service. Working with Matt McAvoy and MJV Authors to remedy errors that had escaped my notice and improve passage flow and delivery was as easy as it was enjoyable, and it left me with a product I couldn't be happier with. I came across Matt's review service quite late; he was extremely helpful, quick and professional, and from there I found MJV Authors. I arrived uncertain and hopeful, and left confident and delighted. I highly recommend Matt and MJV Literary Author Services to anyone looking to put the finishing touches on their book - to ensure that the final version is the best version it can be! Thanks guys!"  

THOMAS RICHARDS - author of "THE CORRAL RING"







"MJV provided an analysis of my 500 page book, noting the strengths and weaknesses in a nice report. It’s hard to read a critique of your own work, but Matt’s detailed feedback was so thoughtfully crafted that I found myself nodding in agreement with every one of his points. Worth every penny."  

JEFFREY CHASE - author of "TRANSIT TO ZEISS"







"Working with Matt exceeded my expectations. It was clear he had thoroughly read my manuscript and provided a fantastic synopsis, exactly what I needed. Very professional and knew exactly what he was doing. I cannot recommend this service enough. Thank you."  

FAIZAH HAIDER - author of "PALESTINE STATE OF MIND"







"Did a great job capturing my novel. I would definitely use this service again."  

C.J. KLINE - author of "SACRED"







"Matt went over and beyond with his beta read. He provided an honest critique with many helpful suggestions. I would definitely recommend him."  

WENDIE PERCHARSKY - author of "CHILDREN OF THE REICH"







"Matt did an amazing job whipping up an excellent summary to my new adult fantasy novel. He focused in on the overall themes and wove them through a factual retelling of the novel's events, resulting in a well-crafted précis that's concise, engaging, and complete without omitting any important detail."  

E.H. BALCH - author of "ASSAULT ON DEVIL'S DEN"







"Did an in depth review of over 140,000 words in such little time. Highly recommend!"  

GABRIEL ROBIN - author of "SHIFTERS"







"For the price point I got someone who knows how to write a decent synopsis and who actually read my manuscript!"  

MICHAEL LOOFT - author of "RISING UP"







"MJV Literary Author Services were extremely professional and helpful when they created my synopsis and proofread my novel, and I would have no hesitation in recommending their excellent author services."  

B.P. SMYTHE - author of "THE MEDAL OF PURITY"







"I first sent my book to be reviewed as I was unsure whether it was good enough to be published. It turned out that even though the story wasn't bad, my broken English made it very hard to be understood. I then decided to go with copy-editing and it became a much better read - even for me, the author, who already knew the story by heart."
ERWAN GOURM - author of "AN UNWANTED AND UNWILLING HERO"







"Matt was very responsive and provided excellent work with a quick turnaround. He created a synopsis in the correct format and had a great hook. I look forward to working with him again in the near future."
CONNIE UPHAM - author of "ROAD TO GLORY"







"Matt McAvoy delivered a wonderful synopsis! What a wonderful delivery... and chap."
CALUM SYERS - author of "THE SEPTEMBER GURL"







"Matt provided a very thorough and honest beta-reading assessment and importantly with positive, implementable recommendations."

S.P. CARNEY - author of "THE ESCAPE VELOCITY OF ATTACHMENT"







"Very quick, professional job. Thanks!"
DANNY DECILLIS - author of "I.R.L."







"I have a hunch that this synopsis will get me an agent!"

JASON MARSHALL - author of "MEET MARVIN"







"It was a pleasure working with Matt McAvoy on my first novel - My only regret is that I didn't find him sooner. I will definitely use MJV on my next project."
MARK GUILLERMAN - author of "FLOW LIKE A RIVER"







"Very satisfied with the quality and promptness of their work."  

WALT SAUTTER - author of "FISH FARM"







"I am now at the stage of publishing - I certainly wouldn't have got this far without your valuable input.  Many thanks."
IAIN McEWAN - author of "IF MY DAD COULD SEE ME NOW"







"Huge thanks for all of the hard work you have so obviously done.  I am tremendously happy with the final product - the book has been much uplifted by your efforts."   

SIMON GARY - author of "GONE TO THE DOGS"







"I have received both a review and a copy edit from MJV. The review was honest and straightforward. It pointed out fixable shortcomings in my novel. The edit was thorough. I now appreciate the value of using a copy editor prior to submission. MJV provides excellent value compared to the other choices I researched."
PETER LEARN - author of "ROCKY MOUNTAIN NOIR"




  • Paid reviews will always be read before free submissions, and will always be read on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Sending me your book is NO GUARANTEE that I will read and/or review it, unless as part of a paid service.  In the absence of paid reviews on My Bookshelf, I will read in no particular order, and will pick whichever submission takes my fancy next.
  • If selecting the Review + Synopsis Package, your submission will not be considered guaranteed until I have received confirmation of your payment to MJV Services by Paypal or Stripe.
  • I reserve the right to refuse any service requests for any reason - in these cases, if relevant, your payment will be immediately refunded in full.
  • IN NO OTHER CASES (INCLUDING A BAD REVIEW) ARE PAYMENTS REFUNDED - this applies even if you choose not to allow the review to be posted.  
  • My reviews are ALWAYS honest; I do not offer favourable reviews in exchange for payment.
  • Unfortunately, it has become necessary for me to cap word counts accepted at 120,000, which includes all reading services and reviews.  The form will not allow you to submit longer counts - please be honest when filling in the word count field, or your book will be discarded, and if paid, your money refunded.
  • Unfortunately I am unable to post Customer Reviews on Amazon; my reviews should be added to your book's Amazon listing as an Editorial Review, by posting it in your Author Central area. 
  • If your book is unpublished, or as yet a cover is unable to be sourced online, we may generate a basic stock cover for the purposes of publishing our review on our blog and social media accounts.  We will happily replace this when requested.
  • MY REVIEWS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE, AND I DON'T WISH TO DEBATE YOUR BOOK - IF YOU CAN'T TAKE AN HONEST OR UNFAVOURABLE REVIEW, PLEASE RECONSIDER BEFORE REQUESTING ONE.
FULL DISCLOSURE:
While I promise to always create reviews impartially, without any bias or ulterior motive, in some cases I may consider it necessary to recommend you refer to the editorial services of professionals for whom I occasionally carry out paid editorial work.  I may also contact you from time to time to suggest the services of my own editorial company MJV Literary Author Services.  By submitting your writing you acknowledge and accept this disclosure.
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