Manuscript appraisals (basically an in-depth review done on a word document with notes at the relevant places) should be done before a book is published, at least that’s the idea; however, the Awesome Indies will happily do a manuscript appraisal on a book that is already published, so long as the author intends to improve the book after the appraisal. A manuscript appraisal provides private feedback, unlike a review where, in service to readers, the issues in a book are aired publicly.
So instead of risking a low starred review, consider booking an Awesome Indies manuscript appraisal by one of our reviewers. If the manuscript meets our criteria as it is, then we will add the book to our site as soon as it’s published. We will also write a review if you request it after the appraisal is completed. It will cost you, but you will get good value for your money.
Many authors are paying for One Stop Submissions and receiving 2 or 3 star reviews, before taking that option, consider whether or not a manuscript appraisal would be money better spent.