Over a 2 week time frame I'm offering some interesting and helpful information for writers in regards to obtaining and managing reviews of their work in a 3 part series... today is the 3rd and final installment.
- Find the first installment via the September 9th post -
Find the 2nd installment via the September 11th post - http://consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com/2013/09/writers-advice-reviews-part-2.html
If you are trying to get into a pre-publication magazine like Publisher's Weekly, you are looking at a three to four month lead-time. This means you need to submit the book to one of their reviewers about three or four months before the deadline date.
These kinds of publications often require ARCs or Galleys because they only review books prior to their publication. Unless your publisher provides these you will need to print out the manuscript and send it with the other promotion materials. These pre-publication magazines are published for wholesalers, larger bookstores, distributors and libraries. Some are targeted towards a specific audience, while others are more general.
Being reviewed online (e-newsletters, review sites and e-zines) is often easier than getting printed reviews in newspapers, newsletters and magazines.
What To Do With A Review?
You can do several things with any one review, no matter when you receive it. For this reason it is important that you have a file where all the reviews you have every received are stored, ready for you to use at any time.
Some examples of how to use a review follow:
- You can periodically post excerpts of the review on your site, in your blog, on social networking sites, your newsletter, etc.
- You can post a direct link to any recent review in a brief announcement to your contacts.
- You can use excerpts for future editions of your book.
- Try placing carefully chosen review excerpts in ads or promotional materials - keeping in mind who the targeted audience is for that batch of ads, etc.
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