Making a List of Reviewers

It takes a year to get a book ready to publish, if you’re doing it right. Reviews, marketing, interviews, readings, signings, etc…. It takes time to build buzz. Right now, I’m working on a review list: people to be approached to give a review. Here are some of the categories, I’m sure there are more that will pop up.

  • web blogs (I have more than 20 on my list, in varying stature)
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • ezines
  • libraries (yes, some actually write reviews)
  • websites for authors (like Goodreads)
  • radio and TV (I put them together because they aren’t that big for this kind of thing anymore)
  • related industry (it’s a science fiction, so I’m looking at space museums and touristy things like that)
  • schools
  • reading clubs (who are into YA SF)
  • personal persons (just the average reader here)
  • celebrities who have written in the same genre (these are really hard to get)

I’ve never been good at asking people for things and I’m a little nervous asking people to read the book and review it. But I will, because it’s important.

-Wendy

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About Wendy L. Koenig

I was born in Colorado, but raised on a small homestead in Illinois. I served in the USAF right out of high school. After my stint in the military was finished, I returned home and had a horse stable. My first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. It was a natural fit, given my business. Later, I attended University of Iowa's famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, I have authored and co-authored numerous books. Several of my novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.
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