I see dozens of news releases every day. Few make the grade. Most are uninteresting, unnewsworthy, and product-oriented. What does it take to sell books with a good news release? In a 15-minute phone call, I can give you feedback on your news release to help you make it one that sells books. - John Kremer
These newspaper supplement editors and book reviewers have been updated as noted at the end of any listing (10/10), for October 2010. If the contact is vital to you, verify theeditor's name and address before making submissions. Send any corrections or additions to JohnKremer@bookmarket.com. Thanks. If we work together, we can keep this list up-to-date for everyone.
On the left sidebar are links to other magazines - by topic: news, business, children's, entertainment, health, travel, and so on.
American Profile, 341 Cool Springs Boulevard #400, Franklin TN 37067; 800-720-6323. Web: http://www.americanprofile.com. A weekly newspaper supplement. American Profile is about places where drive-in movies, county fairs, and simple acts of neighborly kindness are more than fond memories. They are woven into the fabric of everyday life. They featured Great Migrations photography book in their holiday gift guide.
Includes the following features: Hometown Hero, Hometown Spotlight, Incredible Kids, Made in America, My Collection, Odd Jobs, Profiles in History, American Artisan, and American Roots. To contribute an article for any of these regular features, see http://www.americanprofile.com/aboutus/writer.html. All submissions should be short and in writing via snail mail (12/10).
Athlon Sports - http://magagenie.com/athlon-sports-magazine
Parade Magazine - http://magagenie.com/parade-magazine
Relish - http://magagenie.com/relish-magazine
USA Weekend - http://magagenie.com/usa-weekend-magazine
Please note that most newspapers and magazine supplements like to review new books. So they need to see books (galley copies or advanced review copies) 12 to 24 weeks before the publication date of the book. For more about publication dates, see http://www.bookmarket.com/pubdate.htm.
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