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Dear Ms. Sorkin, Please thank Jason Lolus for me for his outstanding review of my novel, William the Conqueror vs King Harold. Mr. Lolus completely understood that I wanted to take what is normally a face-smashing dry read and turn it into something fun — for the youth of the English speaking world. More importantly I want them to learn to watch their own movie — the one that is imagined as they are reading about this very important and vastly overlooked historical event. That is my goal.
Mr. Jason Lolus, with his incredibly insightful review, has moved me toward that goal and I will always be eternally grateful to him — and to you, Ms. Sorkin, for helping novices like myself to get their work noticed.
I thank you both from the core of my heart, as they said back in those days.
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As every author knows writing a book is a long and lonely journey. Launching it out into the world is filled with obstacles and often frustration. Nicole and the reviewers at Pacific Book Review are the bright lights in this process. Nicole’s kindness, encouragement and dedication to the book world and the reviewers’ keen and thoughtful insights help to smooth the way. I am honored to have been selected as a winner of the Pacific Book Awards and my books have received the most thoughtful and insightful reviews. I thank Nicole and her partners for their professionalism, their care and understanding and what must be hours of hard work. I would recommend to any author looking for a safe place to have their cherished work reviewed to contact Pacific Book Review.
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I adore you all!!! That was awesome.. One of these days I would love to come out to visit and take you, and whoever staff is around, out to dinner… Thank you for your review service and treating me so well.. I love Pacific Book Review…. Love Suzanne Eglington
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Suzanne Eglington, Award-Winning Author
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Dear Pacific Book Review, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for assigning Carol as my reviewer. Her review of my novel is truly exceptional because of her thoughtful insights and depth of understanding into my writing process and ideas. I could not have asked for a better book review. Please make certain to tell Carol all of this along with my deepest gratitude. Thanks again for your exceptional assistance. Regards, Mark Mazziotti, M.A., E.A.
Thank you Pacific Book Review for your thoughtful and insightful review. I have looked over some of the other reviews on your site so I may sound like a broken record here but I think it bears repeating. My reviewer, Debbie Sklar, did what most reviewers don’t seem to do. She took the time to not only read my entire book, which is obvious in her review, but she also took the time and effort to put forward such a heartfelt observation of my book, Vienna’s Will. She didn’t just go through the paces, she went above and beyond to see and share the whole story. I am truly impressed. Thank you Debbie!!
Thanks for the nice work. I’ve had all positive reviews, but some groups (Kirkus) just seemed to skim the book and didn’t really portray it properly. Your review certainly indicates a thorough read and evaluation. Much appreciated! Professional, thorough, objective and most helpful in reviewing and promoting my book. Out of 5 services used, Pacific Book was the most complete and responsive organization. I highly recommend for all authors before considering other sources. I purchased the Ultimate Review Package and it was worth it!
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Your book review immediately energized my publisher’s marketing efforts. Several people bought a book “on the spot” after reading the review, and it is being posted at myriad blogs and other locations. It helped seal the deal for a book signing with the top local mystery bookstore. All this was done within the first 10 days after I received the review. I can’t thank the people at Pacific Book Review enough for their most capable work.
Best Regards, Rob Riley
Dear Ms. Sorkin, I appreciate the insightful and marketable review. Please extend my thanks to Ms. Brown-Gilbert for her services. I will be in touch once the book is released (within the next few weeks). It was a pleasure working with Pacific Book Review, you have a personal approach that makes a customer feel they are in good hands.
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Dear Nicole, I’ve read the press release and I must say that I’m very impressed how you managed to write such a professional and extremely first-class press release. Well done you! (just for your personal information, I’m always decisive since I’ve written books and newspaper articles for nearly twenty years and constantly have something to nitpick about, but this doesn’t entail in you in any case of course). Again, great job!
All my very best wishes to you, John Dahlgren
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Nicole provided a review for my novel. She is diligent, persistent and dependable. Not only was the review of the highest professional quality, Nicole saw to it that it was posted properly in several places on the internet. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Holly Weiss, author of Crestmont
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Dear Mr. & Mrs. Sorkin, I must admit that this review is the best of the best. Thank you for your depth of understanding of my literary work, Voice of Conscience. I am profoundly pleased with your write-up and adding your thoughts on the title and the cover of the book come together beautifully. You will soon be reviewing my second book. I would like to have it reviewed before publishing, so that I can quote the review on the back cover.
Until then, many thanks. Regards, Behcet Kaya
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“Sometimes on the Internet you can find a service, a professional or a friend. What I found at Pacific Book Review was all three! Nicole and Gary offer a service that is beyond what they promise. I have been able to call them, internationally or email and always hear back quickly; usually instantly. They are professionals, both by the high standards I set only for myself and the comments from others who know them. And, they have become friends because I am learning; I’m vulnerable. They have been ethical, honest, and generous with their knowledge.”
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Dear Nicole, Pacific Book Review promised and delivered on time. Excellent customer service and their reviewers are true professionals. I’m so impressed with their service – concise, unbiased review and especially putting my book review on other major online bookstores e.g. Amazon and other high traffic website for more exposure for my book that will eventually generate more sales.
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To my fellow writers; if you need an insightful review, one that’s honest and doesn’t simply skim the surface, then you are at the right place. The review of my book not only exhibited a faithful evaluation of the book but an accurate understanding of the environment that I worked so hard to express. These are honest people doing an excellent job in a reasonable amount of time. Good luck with your book!!!!
Dear Nicole, The review was completed two days after you received my book, this kind of service you have had rendered to me as author is priceless, and I’m truly grateful about it. I’m so happy to receive a positive and a five star review for my book Victor and the Sun Orb. My credibility as a author lifted one step farther. Gary Sorkin has his own unique way of writing a review, it’s very professional, and his brilliant choice of words threaded beautifully to the color and fantasy expressed in my book. I’m so proud of my book after reading the review he wrote. Thank you Pacific Book Review. I’ll keep in touch with you again when I finish my second book. Amy Nielson
I must say that sending my first book for a professional review was frightening. “What if I get a bad review? What if they send that review to Amazon and Barnes and Noble?” I decided that I needed to take the risk; I needed to have an objective, professional evaluation of this book I had spent 15 years writing. I was putting it on the market and needed to hear if it would appeal to the general public. My experience with Nicole Sorkin, managing partner/founder of Pacific Book Review, proved to be wonderful. Not only did she have eloquent things to say about my book, she really “got it” and its spiritual message. She was even personally helped by the chapter on Forgiveness and was willing to say it in her review. What more could an author ask for? Since her review has been posted on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, I have seen an increase in sales and am able to use her review and the 5 Star rating given by Amazon and Barnes and Noble in further marketing. I highly recommend the talented, dedicated reviewers at Pacific Book Review.
Judith Anne Desjardins, LCSW, BCD, MSWAC – Award-Winning Author
In this literary world of hurried assessments and fresh-out-of-college-(often)-illiterate proof readers, it is beyond refreshing, particularly to those who desire constructive criticism, to encounter a facility dedicated to such thorough appraisal of one’s writing as PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW. Gratitude isn’t sufficient a word, personally speaking, particularly when such high-minded establishment as NY Times Book Review (as an all too common an instance) flakes one off with “our policy prevents us reviewing self published books.” Tough luck, NYT, good on you PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW, you’re way ahead of the whole new game in town. Following PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW’s critique of my 2nd book’s submission to their consideration, A Child’s Guide to Heresy I am compelled to add ‘to my gratitude of Gary Sorkin’s expertise’ yet another sincere ‘literary’ appreciation. Nothing rewards a writer more than a professional reader taking the time and clearing the mind to criticize a tome, not in order to flatter but judge whether the writing deserves distribution among the reading public; for, when one dots the final ‘tea’ and crosses the last ‘eye’ or two upon a long-labored-over book, no satisfaction comes more welcome (to the author) than does a commendation from a discerning and exacting professional. For had any pointers accompanied the critique they would have been taken to heart as creative advisories and instantly acted upon prior to re-submitting the work to the printers, as my knowing no shortcoming escaped the critic’s eye. My occupational esteem for PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW cannot by sufficiently expressed.
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I was so pleased by the review of my book, A Matter of Panache, by Pacific Book Review. Obviously I was happy to have gotten a five star rating from them, but more than that, by their review it was clear they had actually read the entire book and taken the time to think about it’s message. I don’t know how they do it, but it was less than two weeks from the time I sent them my book to the posted review. I really expected to see a short one paragraph review that was generic, but that is definitely not what I received. I feel honored to be able to say Pacific Book Review gave me five stars!
Debra Sanders Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hi Nicole, This is a much belated testimonial from an appreciative author. At the time when Gary Sorkin reviewed my book, I was not in possession of a solo photo nor a website. Finally, after several months, I’ve obtained both. Meanwhile, I’ve had a lot of positive feedback—people (authors and non-authors) who like Gary’s review because it is explicit, objective and helpful. It is a critical analysis of both content and author’s writing style.
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Dear Ms. Sorkin, Your services are incredibly appreciated. You provide an opportunity for an author to gauge their work for its quality and market readiness. Although it is only one review, it’s impact on an author is a powerful indicator of the type of work you are turning out. Having your work reviewed by Pacific Book Review is an essential step for any author, especially if you are considering self-publishing. Their reviews are intelligent, insightful and absolutely necessary to every work I publish or will publish. If you are considering a review, don’t pay the Kirkus fees when you can have an impartial, professional review for much, much less. Go with Pacific Book Review and you’ll receive an accurate review at a reasonable price – free! Or, at least very affordable! It is absolutely the best money I’ve invested in my work thus far. Sincerely,
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Thank you for your detailed review of my book. It was clear that you had read the book and understood both the depth of my characters and the importance of the history I tried to convey. You guys are the best.
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Gary Sorkin of Pacific Book Review did a fantastic review of my book. It was incisive, subtle, funny, and timely. His great use of the language made me chuckle at times, like when he compared the survival instincts of my characters to those of “a caffeinated cricket in an iguana cage.” Laughter aside, Gary’s understanding of the book’s structural underpinnings and plot machinations was impressive. Kudos to Gary — and to Pacific Book Review, and thank you!
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I highly recommend Pacific Book Review. Reading their review of my book Tales of the Titmouse One Woman’s Journey out of Darkness was like the excitement of unwrapping an early Christmas present. I’m a new author, and to have a 5 star rating is amazing. Their thoughtful and carefully chosen words reflected the time they take with each book. I’m grateful for their professionalism. They made my first review a wonderful experience.
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Dear Pacific Book Review: We appreciated all your help in reviewing our adventure story, Flying the Edge of America. We are new authors and we found it incredibly helpful to have a thorough appraisal of our work from your professional service. Until we received your review we were not sure if our writing had achieved what we wanted. From your comments we believe it did. Your review is insightful, constructive, and it gives the potential reader a wonderful summary of what to expect from our book. Moreover, your words have encouraged us to keep on writing.
Thank you again, Julia Buss and David Millett
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I’m really impressed with Pacific Book Review. Their Founder and Managing Partner Nicole Sorkin is a friend I have known for a long time, and I know she treats her authors like she treats her friends, with care and respect. Her team is in this business for the right reasons. Kindness and integrity are much needed in this space, and I trust Nicole to offer both to every self-published and traditionally published author she works with.
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Dear Nicole, Many thanks for the kind words for the book review of The Playbook for Small Businesses. The attention to detail was superb. You will certainly be my first stop for any future books that I publish. A card of thanks has also been sent.
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I would like to thank you for an excellent review of my book, Don’t Call Me Names. Your review exceeded my expectations. It was brilliant, eloquent, well-articulated and done in a timely manner. You really got the message and purpose for my writing this book and conveyed it so well in the review. I’m ecstatic! I highly recommend Pacific Book Review. Your services are greatly appreciated.
Dear Mrs. Sorkin, The purpose of this email is to extend my deep gratitude for the review on my book. I will respond to Mr. Sorkin personally, but I wanted to say that it is really an exceptional review! Unlike the others you can tell that Mr. Sorkin actually read the book and I think readers will appreciate that and help them understand the true value of the book. He captured the very spirit of the book. As an author it’s always exciting when someone provides favorable comments about the work that you do. You guys went above and beyond that and I am grateful for it.
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