Friday, December 30, 2022

Reaching your Reader


Among the things the Steiny Road Poet is grateful for in 2022  is how she  learned about the big publishers’ process for getting books reviewed.


For example, how does a book get considered by Publishers Weekly these days? The answer is get the book accepted in PW’s GalleyTracker, an online system. What this involves is having the book’s publisher go to the effort and expense to publish an advance reader copy (ARC). Fair Warning: be sure to print across the half-title page:



This book is scheduled for [month year].

Please send your review to [publisher email].


If a publisher doesn’t put this notice on the front page, then Amazon will start filling orders immediately which blows the publisher’s credibility with the big review entities.


This process is what lit the fire under Steiny to seriously circulate From the Belly:Poets Respond to Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons, Vol. I. Oh, and don't forget to keep track of where you send your ARCs!