Where to Get Book Reviews Today

February 2010
by Patricia L. Fry

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Where to Get Book Reviews Today

by Patricia L. Fry

With prominent book-review media shrinking and dying, this is a good time to focus on the hundreds of other free review opportunities that exist for books in all genres and topics. Here’s how to take advantage of them.

Locate appropriate publications. Authors are likely to have periodicals relevant to their work on their own bookshelves. Start there.

Then scan magazines at your local library and bookstores. Study Writer’s Market and the Encyclopedia of Associations to find additional periodicals related to a book’s content and theme. Use your favorite search engine to locate even more magazines and newsletters—yes, newsletters. Just about every topic and genre is represented in numerous newsletters, each of them reaching dozens or hundreds of people. Start your search with these directories:



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Identify editors who review books. Not every magazine runs book reviews, but editors at literary magazines often publish reviews, and so do editors at magazines that publish fiction and some genre fiction magazines, i…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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