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How to get Your Book Reviewed
by: Caterina Christakos


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 : Children's Books
childrenbooks bellaonline
http://www.bellaonline /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
writers writers-exchange
http://www.ozemail .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
emailanned yahoo
http://www.bookideas
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
ReviewRequest FictionAddiction.NET
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
MCDuncan bookdragonreview
http://www.bookdragonreview
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
linda atlanticbridge
http://www.atlanticbridge
Categories: Children, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense, eBooks


Detra Fitch
Huntress Book Reviews
205 Dana Drive
Easley, SC 29642
huntress huntressreviews
http://www.huntressreviews
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
Netera aol
http://members.aol /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
owner romanceatitsbest
http://www.romanceatitsbest /
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: jenkinson ms.umanitoba.ca
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: whitebison mail
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
jbl96 aol
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
AStoryWeaver aol
http://www.geocities /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
voya voya
http://www.voya
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
sandi fictionforest
http://www.fictionforest
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
metapsychology mentalhelp
http://mentalhelp /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
kliatt aol
http://www.hometown.aol /kliatt
Categories: Young Adult - Children

Geoff Rotunno
the boox review
PO Box 211
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
geoff thebooxreview
http://www.thebooxreview
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
102 Copper Lane
Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: (907) 283-2840
bevbooks aol
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
ctf_editor iprimus .au
http://www.geocities /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 ctf_editor iprimus .au with "REVIEW REQUEST" in the subject header.

Sandra Simmons-Maike
Freelance
Rt. 2 Box 152
Alma, KS 66401
Phone: 785-765-3861
sandcogroup aol
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
nat0607 hotmail
http://www.suite101 /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
aserra ctv.es
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
efp dslextreme
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
reviews myshelf
http://www.myshelf
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 /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.

About the author:
Caterina Christakos is a published author and children's book writer. She has helped countless men and women get their first books started and published.
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