The Trifecta Review


The power of a trustworthy recommendation cannot be underestimated, and in the publishing world, credible endorsements are hard to come by. However, what was once only accessible to writers under traditional publishing is now within the reach of self-published authors.

With the Balboa Press Trifecta Review service* you get the opportunity to have your book critiqued by three of the industry’s renowned reviewers. With the Trifecta Review you will receive an honest, unbiased assessment of your work from Kirkus Indie Review, Clarion Review, and BlueInk Review. A seal of approval from any one of these professionals can create the kind of attention your book needs.

With the Trifecta Review Service, your book will be put in the hands of reviewers from the following reputable review organizations:

Kirkus Indie Review:

Having been a fixture in the industry for more than 70 years, Kirkus Reviews—known as the world’s toughest book critics—is a bastion of literary excellence. Kirkus Reviews operates as a gatekeeper that assists readers, booksellers, libraries, online retailers and library-service companies determine which books to sell, stock or include in their databases. Originally catering only to traditional imprints, it has now expanded to give self-published authors access to the same unparalleled expert evaluations through Kirkus Indie Reviews.

Clarion Review:

ForeWord Magazine, a trade journal established in 1998 with the tagline “Reviews of Good Books Independently Published,” brings to center stage upcoming books from small, independent or university presses and self-published books. Clarion gives these books the platform to attract the kind of media attention that books from large traditional publishing houses usually receive.

BlueInk Review:

BlueInk Review, the brainchild of an internationally known literary agent and an award-winning former book review editor, was created with a specific purpose: to respectfully and professionally find and celebrate the best of self-published books. With their vast and in-depth experience and background in traditional publishing, they’ve put together a roster of carefully vetted, independent critics who will present authors with thorough, honest and objective appraisals of their work.


*This bundle includes a cover revision option for authors to include a blurb of the review on the cover.

Please note: In the event a returned review is unfavorable, the author can choose not to use it in their marketing efforts; however, the fees for the Trifecta Review Service cannot be refunded.

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