There is an intriguing new website called Bookvetter that has caught my eye. It is the creation of Marc Brackett who saw a real need for credibility in book reviews. Here's a chance for a writer to get unvarnished opinion about his/her writing by anonymous peers. Bookvetter will post reviews for books that are "vetted."
I'll stop and let Marc explain. Read carefully.
Have you ever needed an independent and honest assessment of the quality of your content? Bookvetter is a new literary community designed to provide authors with quality assessments that can be used to develop writers and identify exceptional content for the benefit of readers.
The process starts with anonymous author peer reviews in order to avoid review trading or review reprisals. The content of books is also matched with the reading interests of reviewers in a wide range of areas like profanity or levels of graphic content, as part of ensuring the content of books is fairly evaluated.
All books will be reviewed and the authors provided with feedback that can used to improve their writing. Books that the author community identifies as being exceptional are considered Vetted Books and have the opportunity of being offered to the book review blogger community for additional review and promotion.
The focus of Bookvetter is to get authors back to writing and creating great content that readers will help market for free. Honest and unbiased reviews are a key part of making this possible. For those serious about writing better books and letting their content advertise itself, the Bookvetter Community offers an alternate path.