The mystery of getting a book in front of legitimate reviewers
baffles most indie authors.
Where do I find these people?
What do I present to them?
Do I send a print book or ebook?
Feature your book in the new service from SPAWN
New Releases from...Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network
Sign up now and be part of New Releases from...
Launched March 25th, the newsletter goes out every quarter to over 1,800 book reviewers and book bloggers. The reviewer list is pulled from Cision, the premiere online media database company that updates its media lists daily and includes top publications, online, and broadcast resources like NPR, daily and weekly newspapers that publish book reviews, and a host of freelancers and bloggers who review books. SPAWN president Kathleen Kaiser has a subscription to Cision, which costs almost $5000 a year.
Each author submits up to a 75-word description of the book that starts with a catchy log line such as appears in the New York Times Book Review or online at Kirkus Reviews. Log lines are the concise one sentence description of the book usually at the top of the review. We want these descriptions to sound professional and grab reviewers.
Along with the description, an image of the book cover as well as a link for reviewers to use if they want a print or ebook version. Since many authors don’t have reviewer pages on their website for downloading ebooks or requesting a printed book, this ability is included in the service.
You can view a sample of this style page at:
http://www.kkadownloads.com/ Password: 2016BooksKKA (case sensitive)
How to Use: Select a book and click on its cover. This takes you to the page where you sign in (so we capture who requests a review copy), then to a second page with three ebook formats plus media kit (optional) and cover image to download.
The design of these two pages is included in the fee and will remain on the site for six months after final publication of newsletter.
Fee and how to participate in the New Releases from... e-newsletter
Option One: $200 for one book description and cover plus the links for reviewers to request.
Option Two: $300 for two editions with the download features.
The New Releases from… goes out every quarter.
If publishers want to use this as an author service, a special price and publisher page
for their own books can be created. Contact Kathleen Kaiser at Kate@spawn.org for details.
NOT A MEMBER BUT WANT TO FEATURED IN THIS NEWSLETTER?
With any publicity, no one can guarantee that every book will receive a review. The number of review requests is impossible to predict. This is a service for SPAWN members.