Publishers Weekly Review

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PW review

Publishers Weekly is a trade magazine for the book industry and was established in 1872. Nowadays, people trust the publication for its reviews. If you look at any big press novel, you’ll find an editorial review from PW.

For a small press, it’s difficult to get a shot at this system. However, PW recently implemented BookLife. By registering your work on their site, indie and self-published authors get a chance to have their book reviewed (for free, even). They receive hundreds of requests every month and only select a few to pursue.

Thankfully, The 228 Legacy was picked up and now has its own PW review! The reviewer said that “this story is touching in its depiction of the characters’ changing relationships… a pleasant read.” Overall, a pretty kind review. You can read it in its entirety here.

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  1. Congrats on the review. That’s wonderful. I know I enjoyed reading “The 228 Legacy.” :)

  2. This is very exciting, and I’m glad PW now has a way to include some indie and self-published authors.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      Thanks, Julia. It’s nice that PW is expanding their review services–there’s room for everyone at the author table!

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