Ever wonder “How to get my book reviewed”?

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So you’ve published your book. Its been edited and published, and now you’re trying to figure out how to get to your potential readers. While starting your marketing campaign usually happens well before your book is completed, getting your first reviews can’t begin until your book is done or in a final draft status.

Many stores won’t carry a small press or self-published book that doesn’t have reviews from a recognizable publishing. So how do you get someone to pay attention to your book among all of the hundreds, if not thousands, of submissions they see every month?

City Book Review, publishers of the San Francisco Book Review, Manhattan Book Review and Kids’ BookBuzz all have programs to help you. Kids BookBuzz is only for kids, tweens and young adult books, but the other two will take almost any book you have (including children’s stories).

So how do you get your book reviewed by the San Francisco Book Review?

If your book is within 90 days of the publications date, you can submit it for general review (at no cost). The closer you are to the 90 days, the less of a chance it will have to be reviewed, but you can still start there. The SFBR gets more than 1000 submissions a month, and only reviews 300 or less, so your opportunities of getting your book reviewed in this way is less than 33%. But you can give it a try and see if it gets reviewed.

General Submission Guidelineshttp://www.sanfranciscobookreview.com/submission-guidelines/general-submission/

If your book is more than 90 days past its publication date, or you really want to have it reviewed and don’t want to just hope it’ll get picked up through the general review, you can go through the Sponsored Review program. While there is some controversy about paying for a review, SFBR is a respected publication like Kirkus or Foreward Reviews and doesn’t offer vanity reviews for payment. You can expect the same level of professionalism from their standard reviews. And they don’t mark sponsored reviews any different than the other reviews.

Get My Book Reviewed from the San Francisco Book Reviewhttp://sanfranciscobookreview.com/submission-guidelines/sponsored-review/

Get My Book Reviewed from the San Francisco Book Review

There are a lot of different options for getting your book reviewed, mostly around how long it takes to get your review back, and if you want more than one or an interview as well.

  • Standard Reviews Take 8-10 weeks for turnaround from the time they receive your book Start at
  • Expedited Reviews Take 3-5 weeks for turnaround from the time they receive your book Start at
  • Get more than one review for the same book you’ll get a discount on the normal cost of 2 or 3 reviews. Reviews range in price from $150 to $299.
  • Getting a podcast interview for Audible Authors to promote yourself and your book, and you can add an interview to a review package at a discount.

And if you really like your review, you can have it posted on the other publication’s website for $99, or get a new review from a different reviewer. Both can help with your marketing and search engine optimization.

So how do you get your book reviewed by the Manhattan Book Review?

The Manhattan Book Review uses the same format for the San Francisco Book Review. Different audience, so if you’re an East Coast writer, you might be more interested in having the credit from MBR over SFBR. Personal taste is the only difference between the two for reviews. If you are a local SF or Manhattan writer, they will also flag that in your review.

General Review Submission Guidelines for the Manhattan Book Reviewhttp://manhattanbookreview.com/get-my-book-reviewed/general-submission/

Sponsored Review Submission Guidelines for the Manhattan Book Reviewhttp://manhattanbookreview.com/get-my-book-reviewed/sponsored-reviews/

So how do you get your book reviewed by Kids’ BookBuzz?

First thing, all of the reviews for Kids’ BookBuzz are done by kids. They are assigned age appropriate books, but the kids read them and write the reviews themselves. The younger kids have some help from their parents, but the words are all theirs. Don’t expect any easy reviews either. These kids see a lot of stories, so they know good books when they read them.

General Submission Guidelines for Kids’ BookBuzzhttp://kidsbookbuzz.com/get-my-book-reviewed-by-a-kid/general-submission/

Sponsored Review Submission Guidelines for Kids’ BookBuzz http://kidsbookbuzz.com/get-my-book-reviewed-by-a-kid/sponsored-reviews/

These Two Bacterial Vaccines Have Saved Over 1.4 Million Children’s Lives In 15 Years

Two bacteria between them killed approximately 900,000 children in the year 2000, with another 8 million infected, often with devastating consequences. A study of the distribution of vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) has found they have been central to reducing this toll by two-thirds. Millions of lives over the next decade depend on getting vaccines to the places where they are lacking.

Detractors often accuse IFLScience of sounding like a broken record when it comes to criticizing anti-vaccination campaigners. If so, there’s a good reason. The number of lives vaccines save is beyond most people’s comprehension, and even small interruptions to access have insanely disastrous consequences.

A new paper in The Lancet Global Health calculates the benefits provided by these two vaccines, and proposes how they can be best deployed in future. “Further progress against these diseases will depend on efforts in a few large countries,” said Dr Brian Wahl of Johns Hopkins University in a statement.

Despite its name, Hib doesn’t cause influenza, which is a viral disease. It was thought to be the cause of the flu for forty years and the name stuck. Moreover, most of the deaths it causes are when the immune system is weakened from fighting other things, including Orthomyxoviruses, the real cause of flu, and other viruses such as HIV.

The introduction of a vaccine against Hib in the early 1990s largely eliminated the disease from rich countries. Unfortunately, the vaccine is substantially more expensive than those against other common childhood diseases, which delayed its distribution in poorer countries.

A vaccine against pneumococcus has existed since the 1980s. Although several improved versions have come out since, their use was rare in low-income countries until 2009.

The two bacteria are the main causes of meningitis worldwide, and commonly induce pneumonia and sepsis among other serious conditions.

The Lancet study compiled data from all low-income countries on meningitis and pneumonia deaths, and combined these with estimates of the proportion attributable to these bacteria. From 299,000 and 600,000 for the two diseases in 200, deaths have plunged to 29,500 and 294,000 in 2015. Most of the 1.45 million livers saved were in the last few years, indicating a tremendous unnecessary death toll in the first decade of the millennium.

Such numbers can easily fog one’s brain, but they mean that in 2015 alone the children whose lives were saved would more than fill most countries’ largest stadium six times over or replace a decent-sized city. Although the vaccines were not the whole story, better hygiene and access to health care also contributed, Wahl said the evidence showed the vaccines were the biggest factor.

Most remaining Hib and pneumococcus deaths are in four countries – India, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo – where large regions have low vaccination rates.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/these-two-bacterial-vaccines-have-saved-over-13-million-childrens-lives-in-15-years/

#TwoDictators Dominates Twitter After Fox News Host Uses The Term To Describe Donald Trump & Kim Jong-Un!

#TwoDictators may sound like the name of a play that was robbed at the Tony Awards last night, but the story behind this now trending hashtag is somehow even more hilarious.

The hashtag blew up on Twitter Monday after a news anchor used the term to describe the meeting between Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un.

Here’s the kicker: it was said by Fox News host Abby Huntsman!

Related: Robert De Niro Says ‘Fuck Trump’ During The Tonys!

Attempting to talk up Trump and Jong-Un’s meeting in Singapore on Tuesday as one for the history books, the Fox and Friends commentator referred to the rival egomaniacs as “two dictators,” telling White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci:

“Regardless of what happens in that meeting, between the two dictators, what we are seeing right now, this is history.”

Oops! Huntsman apologized for the slip-up later on the show, but by that point Twitter was already having way too much fun making “Two Dictators walk into a bar…” jokes.

Read some funny reactions (below).

Historic, indeed!

[Image via CNN YouTube/WENN.]

Read more: http://perezhilton.com/2018-06-11-donald-trump-kim-jong-un-meeting-two-dictators-fox-news-slip-abby-huntsman

Kimmel asked people to name literally any book and they struggled

Prompted by some recent stats from the Pew Research Center about how many books Americans read, Jimmy Kimmel decided to do some investigating.

According to the study, about one in four Americans didn’t read a book last year. Kimmel wagered that that figure was actually too high, and sent his team to ask pedestrians to name literally any book.

A lot of people blanked entirely, or gave answers like The Lion King. To be fair, it is a weirdly broad question.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/18/jimmy-kimmel-name-a-book/