Monday, November 23, 2009

Reviewers for Self and Independent Published Books

Frequently, I see authors asking where they can get their books reviewed especially if they've self-published or P.O.D. their books. Here's a small list of a few individuals who might help you out.

1. Fore Word Magazine - dedicated to Independently-published books. The magazine appears 6 times a year and is known as a supporter of independent published books. Fore Word Magazine DOES NOT review books published by publicly traded companies.
Contact Info: Teresa Scollon, Book Review Editor, ForeWord Magazine, 129 1/2 East Front Streeet, Traverse City, MI 49684; Check their site for details;

2. January Magazine, online-only Canadian review magazine attracts 35,000 visitors a day. Reviews the very best self-published books. DOES NOT review Christine or computer books. Contact Info: Linda L. Richards, Editor, January Magazine,;

3. The Rap Sheet targets crime fiction. Contact Info: J. Kingston Pierce, Editor, The Rap Sheet,

4. Shelf Awareness, contact Marily Dahl

5. The Book Report Network,, DOES NOT review how-to, self help, relgion and medical/health books. Complete guidelines are availabe at

6. BookBrowse, DOES NOT review romance, sci-fi, relgious fiction and business books. Go to website and click on submissions for additional information.

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