OWS Ink LLC is committed to helping readers find fantastic books and meet amazing new authors. We do so through several options on this site. We have our reviews which are curated from our team on a wide range of reading interests. (There are up to 15 of us reviewing, after all.) As well as author interviews, sample stories and poetry, guest posts from authors, and tour announcements and stops. All of these are designed to give you, the reader a taste of new indie authors and decide if you want to get to know them a bit better. It’s kinda like speed dating before an actual “real date”.
For the Readers
We have a read to review program that allows you to try authors books for free so long as you leave a review, and allows authors to get reviews which help let others know what to expect. We have no expectations regarding ratings or what you say so long as you post an honest review.
If you would like to join our read to review group, please join OWS Bookshelf.
Every month we post a list of four books in four different genres. You can pick whichever book appeals to you. If there is more than one book you would like to read, simply finish the first book and take a screenshot of your review posted on a review site and share it with our moderator, Kat, so you can check out the next book.
Read as many or as few as you want. Every month we get new books to offer you. This is a great little buffer between authors and readers that leaves readers more comfortable posting honest reviews while allowing authors the opportunity to get a larger number of reviews than most review sites.
For the Authors
If you are an author who would like to share a short story, your poetry, a sample from a story you’ve published, or a guest post with our reviewers, please fill out this form. If you are doing this as part of a tour, please be sure to mention that in the “Anything else included in the post” section and let us know what date you’re requesting. We will do our best to comply (Ideally a range of dates will make it easier for us.) and will let you know if we can and provide a link to the article as soon as it is set up so you can include it in your tour list.
We also have handy DIY author interviews that allow us to showcase you while allowing readers to see the author behind the book. If you would like to complete one, please fill out this form.
If you would like to submit your book for review:
Looking for reviews for your book? We have a wonderful reading community at OWS Bookshelf, and every month we lend out four different books to our people solely for the purpose of reading to review. They cannot get another book until they show us where they have left a review for their last pick.
It is a handy no fuss, no muss system that gets your book into the hands of readers who will leave reviews.
These are honest reviews and we cannot guarantee how many reviews you will receive. We do guarantee that at least one of our in-house reviewers from the blog will do a review and post it here as well as on Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub, and other retailers if you specifically request.
Please keep in mind that while we do not post star ratings here on the blog, we must for the review sites. As such, you should know how we rate.
★★★★★ This is the absolute most amazing book in the world. Everyone should read it. We give these sparingly.
★★★★☆ I really enjoyed this, will probably read it again, and am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.- Our most common rating
★★★☆☆ It was fine. I probably won’t read it again but I would read the next book in the series.- next most common
★★☆☆☆ There were some serious structural flaws/thematic issues/on top of we really did not like it. We will explain why.- Although these do happen, they aren’t common. However, we will not lie in a review.
★☆☆☆☆ This book is complete garbage and should never be ready by anyone ever. We give these even more rarely than 5 star reviews, though they can happen.
The odds are that you will probably receive a 2-4 star rating through us. You will probably get an additional 3-30 reviews from our bookshelf. If you are ok with that, then please submit your book for review.