How to Review a novelDiscussing a novel
Presented by Shelli Johnson and Alice Wisler
So, you're an independent writer and want a review? Larger releases like Booklist and Publishers Weekly are awesome, and you should definitely try to get into them, but be in no doubt that they only receive a small percentage (less than 10% I've seen somewhere) of the entries they receive - and that's from all of them.
On the whole, most review pages want the volume on paper at least 3 month before it is published. A number of people take e-books, and some will check at any time, even after the pub. First of all, you begin on the Midwest Books Review website; I have used it as a resource for almost all the information you read here.
To start with, don't promote that it is a self-published work, especially if you have your own little compactor. If you have a politics against checking your own publications, then you have to be careful and decide if you want to hand in your own or not, as this can be a politics that comes from your law team.
However, if your textbook can stand the it-looks-like-it-what-professionally-published test, it increases your chance of getting a review. As a long-standing reporter, I can tell you that the reviewers are not the only ones you can mail your work to.
When your textbook has a section that is linked to a specific section (such as sport, film or fashion), you can try out the editorial staff of that section. They can get a review of it. They can have them do a report about you, put your work in. They are actually better off with a features item than just a quick check.
They are more likely to contact readers who will then buy your product if they learn something about you as an author. What are you talking about? Not only will you join a group of other small publishing houses that join forces to help each other, you will also gain an advantage with some review site (Midwest Buch Review and Foreword Magazine for Beginners) that will bring your books to the top of the review stack for you.
Whenever possible, first call a reviewers or e-mail them to see if they have an interest in your work. Also make sure that once you have received an OK, you are sending it to the individual with whom you correspond and place the required materials on the outside of the envelop.
A reviewers calendars have many titles competing for interest and only as much space/time. When you want a news item, make sure you do. When they want ready-made ledgers, don't sent a galley. Be sure to check your booking before submitting it. Included is also information about the book: pricing, ISBN number, page number and gender.
Upholstered covers or cartons are also available to you. Be sure to direct it to a particular individual (name of publisher, name of publisher of the blog) and not to the dear publisher. When you have gotten a good review of them for a preceding work, by all means make sure you mention it in your covering note; something to the effect of how delighted you were with their review of your preceding work, and how you are thrilled to submit your new work, entitled, for their review.
This information is provided by James Cox, Midwest Books Review Edit. The poorest month to submit: The best month to submit: Monday - because there are more entries that Monday, your textbook will have much more competitors for someone's interest. Do you know to whom you sent a copy of your textbook and on what date?
If you give them at least two wards, please write or e-mail them asking if they have recieved your contribution and tell them that you look forward to hear from them. When your work has been appraised in time and you have been informed of the appraisal, place it on your "use again" stack.
When the check has taken a long timeout or you have never been informed, place it on your "maybe reuse" stack. When you have never seen them again, place them on the "Do not use again" stack. Your portfolio should contain at least your bio, high-resolution (300 dpi) images of you and the cover (s), a summary of the work, any news release and your contacts.
Please drop us a thank you note/e-mail to all who rate your text. It took you a long while to read and review your work, so take five minute to thank them. However, I also know that the larger review books are not accessible to independent writers. However, be careful that if you give them enough cash to check your work, you will most likely NOT be in their primary work.
However, you will be able to use this review in your own advertising, which may be valuable in terms of the costs you are paying. Free-of-charge reviews: Evaluations paid: Their prizewinning novel Small as a Mustard Seed is now available as an e-book.