Publishers Weekly has created BookLife, a website with content and functionality devoted to, and I quote:
. . . indie authors. The site provides a free and easy way to submit self-published books to Publishers Weekly for review, and offers editorial content—success stories, interviews, author profiles, how-to pieces, news, and features—geared toward helping indie authors achieve their goals.
Free is good, especially a free review by a topnotch publishing entity—they review both fiction and nonfiction. So I signed up for a membership and have now submitted three of my novels for review. (If you search my name at the site, you’ll find the individual book pages.) Much of the material needed for review submission is included in the process for setting up a “project” in your account. That includes:
- Your role in the project and the name you want used
- What phase your project is in: creating, publishing, or marketing
- Project permission—make the project visible to others or keep it private
- Age range
- Category (genre)
- A synopsis
- Cover art (600 pixels wide)
- You have the option of uploading a PDF excerpt.
For a review, you can submit an e-book file or a physical book. I chose to send physical books. Additional things you will need for the review submission process: [Read more…]