An important outlet for publicity, a review in a book trade publication can instantly increase library and consumer sales. Below is a list of helpful links, contacts, and addresses at influential book trade and book review outlets. These contacts are only for submitting general trade fiction and nonfiction titles. For contacts and publications for children's and YA titles, see Children's & Young Adult Reviews. As with other media outlets, not every outlet listed below will be ideal for every title. Be sure to do your research, and pitch only relevant outlets.
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All galleys, F&Gs, or finished books must reach review publications at least three to four months prior to publication date in order to be considered for review. Most prefer that you send review copies four or more months in advance. Please note that some prefer a single galley, while others requests two galleys or finished books only. However it is important to refer to the specific directions listed for each publication since there are exceptions to these guidelines.
Please send the following information with your books: author; title; publisher contact, address, and telephone number; distribution information; date of publication; price; number of pages; and ISBN and LC numbers if available. Also indicate whether illustrations, an index, or bibliography will be included. Provide a brief description of the book, its intended audience, and author bio. Information on book clubs, audio or movie rights sales, author tours of five cities or more, and significant ad/promo budgets should be noted. Please also be sure to mention IPG as your distributor within your press materials and cover letter.
The Bloomsbury ReviewATTN: Book Review Editor
1553 Platte Street, Suite 206
Denver, CO 80202-1167
(303) 455-3123/ Fax (303) 455-7039
Send: one galley with press release.
About: The Bloomsbury Review provides book readers and book buyers with book reviews, interviews with writers, profiles, essays, poetry, and a variety of features covering a broad range of titles from presses large and small, regional and international.
Publication website: www.bloomsburyreview.com
350 Seventh Ave., 19th floor
New York, NY 10001
212-475-4000 / Fax 212-529-1257
Send: one galley or finished copy and press materials at least three months before publication.
About: Bookforum is a quarterly literary and book review magazine written for the young, professional, educated, and informed book buyer. Provides reviews of the latest titles, illuminating author interviews, and intelligent commentary. Contains information on current and coming trends, current affairs, and ideas celebrated and debated by writers. Do not call or email to follow up.
Publication website: www.bookforum.com
BooklistAdult Books: Donna Seaman
Graphic Novels: Sarah Hunter
Reference Materials: Rebecca Vnuk
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2729
(312) 280-5716/ Fax (312) 337-6787Send: two galleys along with press materials. Follow up with two finished copies of when available.
About: All disciplines are accepted. Booklist is designed as a tool for information on all new literary releases. Content is geared towards the book consumer.
Publication website: www.ala.org/booklist
Book Review Editor
2143 Belcourt Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212-3503
615-292-8926 / Fax 615-292-8249
Send: One galley or advance review copy, along with press materials, and follow up with finished book.
About: All disciplines. No e-books. BookPage rarely reviews poetry or scholarly books. BookPage targets libraries, booksellers and book consumers. Features a mix of author interviews and reviews focusing on each month's noteworthy new releases. Covers a broad range of new books, including fiction, history, biography, travel, business, gardening, cooking, computers, and audio books.
Publication website: www.bookpage.com
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksDeborah Stevenson, Editor
501 East Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820
217-244-0324 / Fax 217-333-5603
Send: One galley or F&G with press materials and follow up with finished book.
About: Reviews professional, scholarly, adult trade books, reading and librarianship for Professional Connection section. They do not review textbooks, curricular materials, cassettes or book/cassette combinations, videos, software, electronic publications, or magazines. Encourages submissions by small and alternative publishers. Paperback originals also are welcome and encouraged.
Publication website: http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/puboff/bccb/
ChoiceATTN: Book Review Editor
100 Riverview Center
Middletown, CT 06457-3445
(860) 347-6933/ Fax (860) 704-0465
Send: Finished books only; they do not review from galleys or uncorrected proofs.
About:In general, books and electronic products selected for review are appropriate for libraries that serve undergraduates; are published by university, trade, or small presses; are monographic works or focused edited volumes; and include scholarly apparatus (bibliography, notes, index, illustrations). Choice does not review children's books, instructional manuals, how-to books, self-help books, foreign language books. Collections and anthologies are generally not received. Encourages e-book titles and all disciplines. Choice provides critical, concise reviews of books suitable for college and university library collections. Provides an index to U.S. current scholarly publications, and reviews written by teaching faculty.
Publication website: www.ala.org/acrl/choice
College & Research Libraries News (CRNL News)George Eberhart, Book Review Editor
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2729
(312) 280-2524/ Fax (312) 280-2520
Send: finished books only
About:Reviews titles of interest to professional academic, research, and Association of College and Research Libraries/American Library Association special librarians.
Publication website: www.ala.org/acrl
Kirkus ReviewsEric Liebetrau: Managing Editor and Nonfiction Editor
Laurie Muchnick: Fiction Editor
Vicky Smith: Children's and Teen Editor
108 Stillman St
South Portland, ME 04106
Send: two review copies and follow up with two copies of the finished book when available. While they prefer bound galleys, Kirkus Reviews is now also accepting hand-edited manuscripts, unbound page proofs and bound page proofs. A publication information sheet must accompany the two copies of the ARC/manuscript, providing the following information: full publication information, book summary, author bio, agent information and publicity contact.
About: Kirkus Reviews does not review self-published books, mass-market books, textbooks, and specialized, technical or professional works. Kirkus Reviews also does not review poetry, art, photography, romance, health & fitness, dating/sex, business & personal finance, gardening, or cooking & entertaining books. Kirkus Reviews rarely reviews reprints, book of lists, compendiums of information (travel guides, etc.), self-help books, screenplays, instruction manuals, and academic works. Please also send catalog or listing of forthcoming titles. Kirkus Reviews will no longer consider a book for review if only one copy of that book was submitted by the publisher. Kirkus Reviews staffers have discontinued making individual requests for duplicates.
Publication website: www.kirkusreviews.com
Library Media ConnectionLibrary Media Connection
Review Copy Center
130 Cremona Drive, Ste C
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION features critical reviews of new books, software, videos (they prefer DVD format when available), online subscription services and free Web sites. In order to be considered for review in LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION’S pages, review material must be of interest to K-12 library media specialists, teachers, and technology specialists.
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION does not review paperback reissues, preschool books such as board books, consumable workbooks, or books with a copyright date prior to the current year. In order to have your product considered for review, please send the following to the address listed below:
Library JournalATTN: Stephanie Klose
123 William St., Suite 802
New York, NY 10038
Send: one galley, a set of page proofs, or a manuscript (along with press materials) and follow up with finished book.
About: Library Journal does not review books received later than date of publication, textbooks, children's books, very technical works, books geared for a specialized professional audience, and books in languages other than English. Books previously published abroad are eligible if they are being released here for the first time and have a U.S. distributor. In order for second edition books to be considered for review, 30% of the material must be new. Send a brief description of book, its intended audience and info on author's background with galleys. Please also indicate whether any illustrations, an index, or bibliography will be included. Library Journal is published once a month in January, July, August and December, and bi-monthly for all other months of the year. See the Tips on Working with Library Journal for more details.
Publication website: www.libraryjournal.com
School Library JournalStephanie Klose
123 William St., Suite 802
New York, NY 10038
Send: two copies of adult titles that may be of interest to high school age students. Please follow above guidelines for Library Journal.
Publication website: www.slj.com/
Locus MagazineATTN: Book Review Editor
1933 Davis Street, Suite 297
San Leandro, CA 94577
Send: One finished copy with press materials. There is no review guarantee, but your book will be included in their "Books Received" listing in the magazine, along with ordering information.
About: Reviews adult science fiction or fantasy only. Locus Magazine is a monthly magazine covering the science fiction and fantasy field through stories about writers, publishers, awards, conferences, author signings; interviews with well-known and up-and-coming writers; book reviews of new and forthcoming books; reports from around the world about the science fiction markets; comprehensive listings of books and magazines; and coverage of major conventions.
Publication website: www.locusmag.com
The New York Review of BooksThe Editors
435 Hudson Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10014-3994
212-757-8070 / Don't fax
Send: one galley. Include a press release with galley and follow up with a finished copy.
About: Interested in current ideas in politics, science, history, and culture as addressed to experts in the respective fields.
Publication website: www.nybooks.com
Publishers WeeklyFiction Reviews
Science Fiction Reviews
71 West 23rd St., Ste 1608
New York, NY 10010
Send: Two review copies, plus press materials, and follow up with two copies of the finished book when available. PW is now accepting manuscripts, hand-edited manuscripts, unbound page proofs and bound page proofs as well as galleys and F&G's. Submissions should bear the name and number of a publicist who can be contacted for further information. Do not resubmit at a later date.
In addition to sending ARCs, submit press materials and book data to Galley Tracker. This makes it easier to keep tabs on the book’s journey and status as it changes hands over at PW. Submit titles via the form, print out the receipt, and include this with press release and cover letter attached to the book mailing.
Rain Taxi Review of BooksRain Taxi
P.O. Box 3840
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 825-1528/ Fax (612) 825-1528
Send: One galley or finished book only (no unbound or digital submissions) with press materials.
About: Rain Taxi Review of Books is a quarterly publication that reviews mostly literary material (fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, art, and graphic novels) or cultural studies (biography, history, politics). They do not review self-help, cooking, gardening or business titles. Do not call or email to follow up. Please note that Rain Taxi now has two different versions—online and print—with separate content. Click here for the first installment of the online issue. To sign up for the mailing list and receive notifications about when new online editions are posted, please visit: http://www.raintaxi.com/contact.shtml.
Publication website: www.raintaxi.com
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