Hello everyone, this is a note from the Publisher’s desk about the return of our Book Review and Promotions Program.
Writing an editorial review that can be seen above the fold on a book’s Amazon page is very good, but we think that in order to be seen in the sea of books on the market it helps to have some promotions and an ad, too. Here is what we put up on our ‘For Writers: Book Review Inquiries’ page (Note: The inquiry form is on the website page):
Literary Arts Review accepts all genres for review; fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, how-to books, essay collections, poetry chapbooks, young adult and children’s books. The expected turnaround time is five to six weeks and the review will be around 300 words long. We are not a ‘review mill’ and review books for the purpose of recommending them to our readers. Our list of book reviewers includes professional writers, academics and experts from varying fields, and publishing professionals.
Your book may be either self-published or traditionally published, but it must be properly edited and proofread. Poorly written, edited and/or poorly proofread works will be turned down for a review. If you have only physical books, email us first with an inquiry before you spend money sending us a copy, in case your book is outside the scope of what we review. We do not review pornography, sexually-oriented material or books with graphic, gory violence.
Literary Arts Review’s Book Review and Promotion Program: $149 payable by PayPal or check (more payment options soon).
How It Works:
1) When you send us your book (a PDF will do), an editor from our staff will carefully analyze your book (if your book is outside the scope of what we review, we will email you right away).
2) Your book is matched to an expert reviewer who has experience in your genre, and enjoys reading books like yours.
3) After reading your entire book, the reviewer will write and send their review to the editing staff.
4) The review will be edited for content, and will be fact-checked.
5) After a copy edit, the review will be checked by a proofreader.
6) The finished review will be emailed to you for approval.
Upon your approval, your book review will be posted on the Literary Arts Review website, and remain in our archives for readers to find. Use the review either in its entirety (or in snippets) in your book promotions, in the ‘Editorial Reviews’ section of your book’s Amazon page, and on your blog. We do ask that you credit Literary Arts Review with writing the review, and that you do not change our words.
To help give your book more exposure, we’ll promote and advertise your book for you, at no extra charge:
— We will advertise your book cover on the front page of the Literary Arts Review website for 30 days, which will link through to your book’s Amazon page. If you are not on Amazon send us the link to the page where your book is being sold.
— We will Tweet about your book, with a link to your review, at least 30 times during the 30 days your ad is running.
— We will also post your review on the Literary Arts Review Facebook page where it will remain for people to find.
— AND: If your book receives a five-star rating from Literary Arts Review, it will be entered (if you wish) into our annual contest, ‘The Literary Arts Review Award of Excellence’ (The contest is in the development phase, updates to come).
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should I expect a positive review?
Our reviewers write fair and unbiased reviews. The editing staff will be meticulous in sending your book to an appropriate reviewer.
Will my book get a lot of exposure through Literary Arts Review?
Literary Arts Review has a wonderful audience of people who appreciate good books and have high expectations. Your book will be seen by readers who trust our recommendations. Our friends number in the thousands instead of millions, but they appreciate a good book and will be pleased to discover yours. Although we cannot guarantee that your book will become a best-seller because of our review and promotions, we offer something different: instead of using an ‘automated social media service’, members of our editorial staff will personally promote your book — and you — on Twitter and Facebook, answering questions — in real time — talking to people on your behalf.
How do I get started?
Use the contact form below to send us your ebook file by PDF. If your book is approved for a review, make your payment by either PayPal (we will give you the PayPal link in an email) or snail mail a check made out to Literary Arts, mailed to: Literary Arts, P.O. Box 5028, Haines City, FL 33845. When your payment clears we will email you to let you know, and the review process will begin.
Is there anything else I should know?
Yes! We see you as a real person, a writer like us, and want to see you succeed. Think of us as colleagues, partners in promoting your book. Our old-fashioned work ethic means that all the writers involved with us are known by name — and we hope you keep in touch with us and let us know what’s new in your career. There are no refunds, so if you have more questions…
What if I have more questions?
Feel free to email us at: email@example.com