How to Get Your Book Reviewed

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Imagine your book at the top of the Best Sellers List of the New York Times. Most authors do. The question is, “How do I get it there and sell millions of copies?”

When planing your book, there is one critical thing that most authors forget – marketing. In the case of book reviewers this means pre-marketing.

Most reviewers require a copy of your book at least three months before publication. This is because most book reviewers need time to read it and review it plus publish all the reviews on books that they have reviewed for those who came before you. Also many publications come out on a weekly or monthly basis instead of daily. This means that book reviewers have a huge backlog.

So the best way to get a book reviewers to review your book, is to get them a quality copy of your manuscript or a galley, as soon as possible.

What if your book has already been published?

Is it too late to get a book reviewer to review your book? In some cases yes and in some no. There is an easy way to get your book reviewed without calling it a review.

Send out a press release.

Create a press release about your book and submit it to your local newspapers, magazines and radio stations. Make it interesting. Don’t just say Mary Joe Piper has just published her newest book Babes on Parade. Think about your story and what it can teach people. Does it have a theme about love or friendship or settling disputes?

Use the issue in your press release. Teach people how to solve their problems and then have the person interviewing you mention your credits, as a published author. At that point your book will be mentioned, you will have done them a service, and you will have saved thousands of dollars on marketing and query letters to editors.

Here are just a few sites that you can go to to submit your pre – publication book:

Book Reviewers:

  • Terrie Bittner
    Bellaonline.com: Children’s Books
    [email protected]

    http://www.bellaonline.com/entertainment/children.html

    Categories: Children, Children’s Religion, Young Adult – Children Query first.

  • Sandy Cummins
    Writers Exchange Book Reviews
    PO Box 372
    Atherton, QLD 4883
    [email protected]

    http://www.ozemail.com.au/~pjcsjc/book-review.htm

    Categories: Computer/Internet/Technology, Children, Christian, Fiction, How-To, Non-Fiction, Religion, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, eBooks, Writing, promotion & publishing

  • Anne Douglas

    http://www.bookideas.com

    [email protected]

    http://www.bookideas.com

    Categories: Art, Books From Small Presses, Children, Cookbook, Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Pop Culture, Women, Young Adult – Children, Biography, Parenting. Particularly interested in American art and children’s books.

  • Apryl Duncan
    FictionAddiction.NET
    Box 876
    Chattanooga, TN 37343
    ReviewReque[email protected]

    http://www.FictionAddiction.NET

    Categories: Books From Small Presses, Children, Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult – Children, Thriller/Suspense, Writing, promotion & publishing, Adventure, Horror

  • Melanie C. Duncan
    Bookdragaon Review (ISSN 1527-0157)
    444 Forest Hill Road, #813
    Macon, GA 31210
    [email protected]

    http://www.bookdragonreview.com

    Categories: Fiction, Young Adult – Children Comments: All genres fiction only. Please query before sending an e-book. Attachments are deleted if not specifically requested. Traditional galleys may be sent without a query, however please read the FAQs at the website before sending.

  • Linda Eberharter
    Fiction Forest
    7042 Cohasset Ct.
    Indianapolis, IN 46226
    Phone: 317-549-3038
    [email protected]

    http://www.atlanticbridge.net

    Categories: Children, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense, eBooks

  • Detra Fitch
    Huntress Book Reviews
    205 Dana Drive
    Easley, SC 29642
    [email protected]

    http://www.huntressreviews.com

    Categories: Children, Fiction, General, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult – Children, Thriller/Suspense, Adventure, Horror

  • Denise Fleischer
    Gotta Write Online
    515 E. Thacker
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60194
    Phone: 847 882-8054
    [email protected]

    http://members.aol.com/gwnlitmag/

    Categories: Mystery, Romance, Young Adult – Children, eBooks, Writing, promotion & publishing. Authors can also make guest appearances on the AOL chat she co-hosts on Tuesdays from 10-11 PM ET. Writers: keyword, chatrooms, Writer’s Grill.

  • Jessica Holmes
    Romance At Its Best, Midnight Reviews
    [email protected]

    http://www.romanceatitsbest.com/

    Categories: Books From Small Presses, Fiction, General, How-To, Literature, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Women, Young Adult – Children, Biography, Thriller/Suspense, eBooks, Self-help, Writing, promotion & publishing, Inspirational/Motivational, History/Political, Adventure, Horror

  • Dave Jenkinson
    CM/Canadian Review Materials
    Faculty of Education,
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
    Phone: 204-474-8780
    e-Mail: [email protected]

    http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/

    Categories: Audiobooks; General, Children, Young Adults

  • Jeanne Kelly
    1928 Mid Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    Phone: 719-291-2309
    e-Mail: [email protected]
    Categories: Audiobooks; Children, Health, Metaphysical, Spiritual, Women, Self-help, Writing, Inspirational, Motivational
  • Jeanette Lambert
    Tennessee Tribune
    6940 Sunderland Circle
    Nashville, TN 37221-4621
    Phone: 615-321-3268
    [email protected]
    Categories: Children, Cookbook, Fiction, General, How-To, Library, Lifestyle, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Reference, Sociology, Travel/Hospitality, Women, Young Adult – Children, Biography, Thriller/Suspense, African-American Fiction and Nonfiction , Self-help, Writing, promotion & publishing, Education
  • Jennifer L. B. Leese
    AStoryWeaver’s Book Reviews
    311 Frederick Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    [email protected]

    http://www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff/aswbr.html

    Categories: Children, Young Adult – Children. Ebooks should be sent to home address on disc or in printed format. Please supply all information needed to properly review your book and where to send the review when done. For faster responses, the review can be sent to you via email.

  • Cathi Dunn MacRae, Editor
    VOYA
    Scarecrow Press
    4720 Boston Way
    Lanham, MD 20706
    [email protected]

    http://www.voya.com

    Categories: Young Adult & Children

  • Sandra J. Morgan
    Cloudy Mountain Books/The Fiction Forest
    2 Bow Mills Road
    Center Barnstead, NH 03225
    Phone: 603 776 0123
    [email protected]

    http://www.fictionforest.com

    Categories: Audiobooks, Australian Books, Books From Small Presses, Children, Christian, Cookbook, Features, Fiction, Food, General, Health, How-To, Humanities, Library, Lifestyle, Literature, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Pop Culture, Reference, Religion, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Serials, Travel/Hospitality, Video, Women, Psychology/Mental Health, Biography, Parenting, Thriller/Suspense, eBooks, Theater, Politics, Film History, African-American Fiction and Nonfiction , Financial

  • Christian Perring, Ph.D.
    Metapsychology Online Review
    c/o Philosophy Dept
    Dowling College
    Oakdale , NY 11769
    Phone: 631-244-3349
    [email protected]

    http://mentalhelp.net/books/

    Categories: Art, Audiobooks, Books From Small Presses, Fiction, Gay/Lesbian Fiction, Gay/Lesbian Non-Fiction, General, Health, Humanities, Literature, Metaphysical, Mystery, Pop Culture, Sociology, Women, Young Adult – Children, Psychology/Mental Health, Biography, Parenting, Comics, Science

  • Puala Rohrlick
    KLIATT Young Adult Paperback Book Guide
    33 Bay State Rd.,
    Welesley, MA 02481
    Phone: 781-237-7577
    [email protected]

    http://www.hometown.aol.com/kliatt

    Categories: Young Adult – Children

  • Geoff Rotunno
    the boox review
    PO Box 211
    Santa Ynez, CA 93460
    [email protected]

    http://www.thebooxreview.com

    Categories: Art, Audiobooks, Australian Books, Computer/Internet/Technology, Junior College Books, Books From Small Presses, Children, Children’s Religion, Christian, Cookbook, Features, Fiction, Gay/Lesbian Fiction, Gay/Lesbian Non-Fiction, Food, General, Health, How-To, Humanities, Library, Lifestyle, Literature, Marketing, Metaphysical, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Reference, Religion, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Serials, Sociology, Spiritual, Travel/Hospitality, Video, Women, Young Adult/Children’s, Psychology/Mental Health, Biography, Parenting, Thriller/Suspense, Theater, Politics, Film History, African-American Fiction and Nonfiction , Financial, Self-help, Writing, promotion & publishing, Inspirational/Motivational, Business, Comics, Gardening, Science, Education, History/Political Comments: Seeking review copies of all genres except romance.

  • Beverly J. Rowe
    myshelf.com
    102 Copper Lane
    Kenai, AK 99611
    Phone: (907) 283-2840
    [email protected]
    Categories: Children, Cookbook, Fiction, Food, Literature, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Young Adult – Children, Biography, Thriller/Suspense, Writing, promotion & publishing, Education, History/Political. Prefers hard copies.
  • J.B. Scott
    Sydney, NSW 2148
    [email protected]

    http://www.geocities.com/ebook_review

    Categories: Australian Books, Computer/Internet/Technology, Books From Small Presses, Children, Fiction, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense, eBooks E-mail all review requests to [email protected] with “REVIEW REQUEST” in the subject header.

  • Sandra Simmons-Maike
    Freelance
    Rt. 2 Box 152
    Alma, KS 66401
    Phone: 785-765-3861
    [email protected]
    Categories: Audiobooks, Books From Small Presses, Children, Cookbook, Fiction, Food, General, Library, Lifestyle, Marketing, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Serials, Young Adult – Children, Thriller/Suspense, eBooks, Self-help. Include time deadline.
  • Roger Sutton, Editor
    Horn Book Magazine
    56 Roland Street, Suite 200
    Boston, MA 02129
    Phone: 617-628-0225
    Categories: Children, Young Adult – Children
  • Niki Taylor
    Freelance
    [email protected]

    http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/book_reviews

    Categories: Books From Small Presses, Children, Christian, Gay/Lesbian Non-Fiction, Health, Non-Fiction, Pop Culture, Sociology, Spiritual, Travel/Hospitality, Women, Young Adult – Children, Psychology/Mental Health, Biography, eBooks, Theater, Film History, Self-help, Writing, promotion & publishing, Inspirational/Motivational, History/Political

  • Anna Serra i Vidal
    Aledaños. Boletín electronico y crítico de literatura
    Eiximenis, 6
    Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona 08810
    Phone: + 34 93 896 25 04
    [email protected]
    Categories: Children, Cookbook, Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Women, Young Adult – Children, Thriller/Suspense, eBooks, Writing, promotion & publishing, Education
  • Christopher Warner
    EFP – Spratt Publishing
    4924 Balboa Blvd
    Suite 304
    Los Angeles, CA 91316
    Phone: 818-881-7053
    [email protected]
    Categories: Art, Audiobooks, Australian Books, Computer/Internet/Technology, Junior College Books, Books From Small Presses, Children’s Book, Cookbook, Features, Fiction, Gay/Lesbian Fiction, Gay/Lesbian Non-Fiction, Food, General, Health, How-To, Humanities, Library, Lifestyle, Literature, Marketing, Metaphysical, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Reference, Religion, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Serials, Sociology, Spiritual, Travel/Hospitality, Video, Women, Young Adult/Children’s, Psychology/Mental Health, Biography, Parenting, Thriller/Suspense, eBooks, Theater, Politics, Film History, African-American Fiction and Nonfiction , Financial, Self-help, Writing, promotion & publishing, Inspirational/Motivational, Business, Comics, Gardening, Science, Education, Scholarly, History/Political, Adventure, Nature, Horror, Photography
  • Brenda Weeaks
    MyShelf.Com
    [email protected]

    http://www.myshelf.com

    Categories: Audiobooks, Books From Small Presses, Children, Christian, Cookbook, Fiction, Food, General, Health, How-To, Literature, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Reference, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Serials, Women, Young Adult – Children, Thriller/Suspense, Self-help, Writing, promotion & publishing, Inspirational/Motivational, Gardening

  • Stephanie Zvirin
    Booklist/American Library Association
    50 E. Huron
    Chicago, IL 60611

    http://www.ala.org/booklist/

    Categories: Young Adult

Once a few book reviewers write about your book, other book reviewers will follow. Be prepared for these subsequent book reviewers. Have copies of your book ready to send out with your author packet.

Caterina Christakos is a children’s book author. To learn how to write a children’s book in 30 days or less go to: http://www.howtowriteachildrensbook.com

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