Love Reading? Top 10 Ways To Earn Money Online as a Paid Book Reviewer

Reading books is a great way to learn something new and expand your knowledge on any given subject. Like most other people, I used to read a ton when I was younger. Then, life happened and I had to adult and spend most of my time focusing on work, parenting, and maintaining the household.

Little did I know, you can get paid to read books online. If you love reading, you can earn money doing something you enjoy. Here are some of the best sites and opportunities that will help you get paid to read books online.

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Get Paid to Read Books Online

Kirkus Media

Kirkus Media is searching for experienced book reviewers of Spanish and English-language titles. They have plenty of work to go around, they review or edit nearly 10,000 books per year. The company may also occasionally hire for copy editors and editors as well.

Reviews are normally about 350 words and are due two weeks after the book is assigned. Kirkus Media  Media reviews all genres and books of all different lengths.

Online Book Club

This is another book review site that will pay you to read books and draft an honest review. For your first review with Online Book Club, you will get the book for free. After that trial period, you will then begin to be paid for your book reviews.

Any book you do a review on will also be free. If you didn’t like the book that’s ok, the company isn’t looking for a positive review just an honest one. Most payouts from the Online Book Club currently range between $5-$60 per review.


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Any Subject Books

Any Subject Books doesn’t expect a longtime commitment and understands a book by book basis is the best way to go. This site makes sure the genre is in something that you will enjoy and you will receive a small outline of what the book is all about with each copy.

After you complete the review, the book will be given to the author and copied in full on their website. Authors can then copy and use your review, but cannot alter the content. In anyway.

Book Browse

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer with Book Browse, you will have to submit quality sample reviews, and they must be at least 300 words. BookBrowse reviews adult fiction, nonfiction, and books for young adults. With each book you work on reviewers also write a “beyond the book” article. Reviewers write about one review per month.

Most Book Browser reviewers are based in the United States, but the company is open to employing people from outside the US. It’s unlikely that publishers can send print copies to a house outside of the USA though so you would have to be comfortable with an ebook instead of a physical copy.

Women's Review of Books

Women’s Review of Books pays $100 for each review assigned and published. Women’s review of books is strict on who they allow to review their content and do not assign book reviews to relatives, friends, colleagues, or enemies of the book's author.

The US Review of Books

Reviews for US Review of Books must be edited in Chicago style. Completed reviews must be turned in within 2-3 weeks of when it was assigned. The sooner you know which title you would like to review the better. Reviews are assigned in order of when a reviewer requested a title and also on a best-fit basis. Normal reviews with US Review of Books are anywhere from 250-300 words. Reviewers are paid monthly for every review done the previous month. Checks are sent out by the 5th of each month.

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Other Options to Help You Get Paid to Read Books Online

Bethany House  

For over 50 years Bethany House has been one of the top publishers for Christian fiction. Bethany House is currently looking for full-time editors, To apply you can send a cover letter and resume to [email protected], the subject line must be “Nonfiction Editor”. A few qualifications for the position are three to five years of book-editing experience, knowledge of the Bible, and familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style. Employees will receive benefits like healthcare and 401K when hired.

Book Jobs

Book Jobs currently has some remote assistant editor positions available. A majority of the work can be done from home, but you would have to occasionally meet up with the managing editor.   


Upwork is a freelancing platform where clients may recruit freelancers to help review and edit book projects. Open worldwide.

Net Galley

Net Galley is a publishing company that needs people to read books online. Whether you are a librarian, bookseller, educator, reviewer, or blogger, you can get started with the company and start earning money as a paid book reviewer.

If you love to read books, you can monetize one of your favorite hobbies using these resources mentioned. Most of these book review sites will let you read and draft your review during your spare time and at your own pace.

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How often do you read? Would you ever become a work from home book reviewer?

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    This Post Has 10 Comments

    1. laura

      I’m very interested in reading and reviewing books. If you could send me employment information I’d really appreciate it.

        1. Elwee

          Are opportunities available world wide or only in USA let me know because I’m interested in it

    2. Stanley Obinna Egejuru

      Please give me the links on how to apply to the sites you mentioned above. I am from Africa and will like to be paid reading books.

    3. John

      How please am interested

      1. Lashay

        Hi John! There is more information above. Do you need additional help?

    4. Rubel

      is this right information? they will pay for a review. hope you will answer for this

      1. Lashay

        Yes, we only share legitimate resources on this website.

    5. Mahesh Kumar @TranscriptionCI

      This sounds interesting and fun for a bookworm. My sister loves to read books of different genre and has stacked her bookshelf. I will share this post with her, she should love this idea of review and broad options of books to read. Thanks @dreamhomebasedwork!

      1. Lashay

        That’s Awesome! She would definitely find these options helpful. Thanks a lot for spreading the word 🙂

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