Weblog:   What do you think about self-published books?
Subject:   Reviews
Date:   2007-06-21 16:59:11
From:   thebooksnob

The whole point of writing books is to get them off the shelves and into the hands of readers, a sometimes daunting task for the self-published writer. Commercial publishers sometimes can count on newspapers, magazines and online publications to offer reviews, but these are avenues rarely open to the self publisher, no matter the quality of the book. The Book Snob will provide profiles, news and reviews from the world of self publishing, hoping to correct that inequity.

But before I can launch my site, I need something to review. That's where you come in. I believe you or someone you know are self published authors who would like the benefit of being reviewed or profiled.

Here are the rules:

1. Self-published items must be at least novella length, more than 20,000 words.
2. Books and novellas may be fiction or non-fiction. I will not review poetry or erotica.
3. Review items must have been published within the past year.
4. Books will be reviewed fairly but honestly. If you can't handle the criticism, don't send the book. Sending your book to me is your agreement that you will accept the publication of the verdict.

When submitting your book, please, include the following: your name, address, phone number, email address, book length and genre. If you have a great story to tell about your publishing experience, send that along, too. I likely will not be able to review every book I receive, but I will try my best.

Mail submissions to:

The Book Snob
P.O. Box 369
Brownsburg, IN 46112

The Book Snob is a professional reviewer and self-published author with more than 20 years' experience major metropolitan newspapers and national publications.