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Books for Review Catalog (Deadline extended to: 10/16/17)

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Price: $410.00
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Introduce your book(s) to 3,000 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers using IBPA's Books for Review Catalog!

Be sure to sign in for discounted IBPA member price of $210 each.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017 extended to Monday October 16, 2017
Materials Due: Friday, October 20, 2017
Catalog Mailed: Wednesday, November 15, 2017



IBPA's Books for Review cooperative catalog is mailed quarterly (February, May, August, November) to approximately 3,000 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers across the U.S. IBPA's list of reviewers is sourced from Meltwater and built in-house.

Bounce-back cards are included in each mailing so reviewers can request specific title(s). Names, addresses, and phone numbers of requesting reviewers are forwarded to each participating publisher.

The price for the Books for Review Cooperative Catalog is $210 per title, per catalog for IBPA members.

Special considerations -

  • Cost is $210 per title placement for IBPA members.
  • A special BUNDLE DEAL, including one Books for Review Cooperative Catalog ad and one Bookstore Cooperative Catalog ad, is also available for $350 for IBPA members (a savings of $90).

Required materials -

Please send the following information to *AFTER* you've placed your order. (* = required information)

  • Genre
  • Title and subtitle
  • Author
  • ISBN
  • Pricing
  • 25-word description*
  • Publisher name
  • Company Email
  • Company Website
  • Ordering information (up to 3 wholesalers/distributors).
  • Cover image: at least 2" tall at 300 ppi in CMYK; JPEG, TIFF, or high-res PDFs accepted.

*It is important to include parts of any significant reviews from the major trade media or influential and recognizable people in the description. If possible, a good review should take the place of a general description.

Note: IBPA members have three (3) days after the registration deadline to deliver their materials for the program.

Member testimonials -

"[I liked the Books for Review program because the] ad quality was outstanding on top of a very affordable price. Print advertising is very expensive as a rule - cost prohibitive for many of us small companies and indie authors. And of course, it targeted the group I wanted to target. At this time, I've received 4 review requests by notable review venues, so I'm delighted. We got our money's worth from the ad. I am delighted and proud to be member of IBPA. Thank you for being such great partners for us." —Nancy Quatrano, WC Publishing

"I would absolutely recommend [the Books for Review] service to others. All our marketing efforts (at least mine) are aimed at being "discovered." IBPA's review service is one of the most cost efficient ways I've found to help the "discovery" process. From my experience, I'd counsel my IBPA friends to (and with apologies to NIKE) - Just Do It!" —Dennis Koller, Pen Books

"I would [recommend the Books for Review catalog to others]. As you know very well, the competition for recognition among indie publishers and writers is intense, and any edge a publisher/author can obtain – such as a good review from a reputable source – is a big plus – even if it’s only a single review. Keep up your excellent work! IBPA is a cut above other indie publishing groups!" —Jeff Walton, Jeff Walton Books

"I would definitely participate in [the Books for Review program] again simply because I can think of no other way to reach so many reviewers so easily. And those that respond are likely to be truly interested. IBPA’s Books for Review catalog is much better, and much cheaper, than just sending out unsolicited review copies." —Gary Stewart, Cold Run Books

"The reviews [from the Books for Review catalog] were excellent once published. I circulated them on Linkedin and Facebook and other social media. Overall, the response was good!” —Anne M. Evans, West River Publishing

"When I signed up for the Books for Review catalog, I didn’t have high expectations. However, the results exceeded my expectations! I keep the names of those who responded as contacts for the future. It’s not something I would do frequently, but it is a wonderful benefit for the right book at the right time." —Carolyn Howard-Johnson, HowToDoItFrugally Publishing

Next steps -

After we receive your order we will send a confirmation email asking for more details. All required materials (see above) are due 3 days after the registration deadline.

Please email IBPA Director of Marketing & Programming, Lee Wind, at with questions.

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