We are a trade magazine devoted to exclusive coverage of independent books. Each issue contains reviews of approximately 110 titles across all genres, from independent and university presses only.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays writers each month. Publishes ms within a month of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in about a week. Free to librarians and booksellers online. Guidelines by email.
“Bookmarks magazine introduces readers to the ‘best in books’ through consensus-oriented reviews of new books in all genres, classic and contemporary author profiles and interviews, book group and reader picks, and more.” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Publishes ms within one to two issues after acceptance. No reprints. Responds within one week. Guidelines by email to email@example.com.
I would like to contact book review writers about reviewing one or more of my ebook titles. I am willing to pay a fee for honest reviews, positive or negative, that are posted in magazines, blogs, or other places, to call attention to my titles…
Some authors shoot themselves and their publishers in the wallet with naivete about the book-reviewing industry. The problem is two-fold…
This week’s story makes me sick to my stomach. After last week’s article about an author who admitted manipulating Amazon’s sales rankings and reviews, I received an email from a reader who had applied for a freelance writing job online. The company in question wanted to pay writers for book reviews….but only for 5-star ones.
I’m continuing to do research on publishing companies and associated problems. I came upon the subject of Kirkus Reviews. I didn’t find a reference to them on your website, so I’m asking you about them. Is a Kirkus Review worth anything? From what I understand, the author pays for the review and if he doesn’t like it, the review doesn’t get posted, but he’s still out the money. Even if their review is positive, does it have any value? Thanks for you time.