I received my first Editorial Review for The Matilda and it can be found here: Literary Titan (Do it. I know you want to click it!)
For those who don’t know (and I only learned this recently), an editorial review is not the same animal as a book review (maybe I should’ve gone with a tree analogy… because of the paper…). I can feel your groans from here, by the way.
Anyway, we all know what a regular book review is (and hopefully you’ve left a few in your time surveying the internet landscape). It’s a more personal take on the story from the reader’s opinion and it generally won’t have those quotable bits that you’ll find on book covers.
An editorial review is an unbiased review from a professional that will list the pros and cons with a comparison to the standards of the genre the story is in. And it has those quotable bits for marketing.
This writing and publishing journey has been fun, exhausting, interesting and I always learn something new!