Sponsored Review

We have an improved purchasing interface on our City Book Review website, which allows you to buy reviews from San Francisco, Manhattan, Seattle, and/or Kids’ Book Review.

If you’d like to go there instead, click the link below. If you prefer to stay with the old interface, scroll down to make your selections.

NEW PURCHASING INTERFACE

We have been offering Sponsored Reviews since 2008 and have hundreds of happy authors and publicists. However, just because you have decided you’d like a guaranteed review doesn’t mean you’re buying a glowing review of your book. We’ll do everything in our power to make sure your book gets to the right reviewer, but your book will receive an honest and fair review for you to approve. Should you not want us to publish our review, you will be able to trade it for a website ad that will run for 30 days.

We offer various turnaround times, add-ons (such as two types of interviews), and bundling discounts.

Jon Land
James Marshall

BOOK REVIEWS: EXPEDITED TURNAROUND TIME (4-6 WEEKS)

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ONE REVIEW

San Francisco Book Review
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One ~300-word book review that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it for an ad that will run on the SFBR website for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review, it will be uploaded onto the SFBR website.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
TWO REVIEWS

One on San Francisco Book Review, one on Manhattan Book Review

Two ~300-word book reviews written by two different reviewers that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it/them for an ad(s) that will run on the SFBR and MBR websites for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review(s), they will be uploaded onto the SFBR & MBR websites.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
TWO REVIEWS

One on San Francisco Book Review, one on Kids’ BookBuzz

Two ~300-word book reviews written by two different reviewers that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it/them for an ad(s) that will run on the SFBR and KBB websites for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review(s), they will be uploaded onto the SFBR & KBB websites.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
THREE REVIEWS

One on San Francisco Book Review, one on Kids’ BookBuzz, one on Manhattan Book Review

Three ~300-word book reviews written by three different reviewers (the KBB reviewer will be a child) that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it/them for an ad(s) that will run on the SFBR, MBR, and KBB websites for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review(s).

If you approve the review(s), they will be uploaded onto the SFBR, MBR & KBB websites.

BOOK REVIEWS: STANDARD TURNAROUND TIME (8-10 weeks)

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ONE REVIEW

San Francisco Book Review
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One ~300-word book review that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it for an ad that will run on the SFBR website for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review, it will be uploaded onto the SFBR website.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
TWO REVIEWS

One on San Francisco Book Review, and one on Manhattan or Seattle Book Reviews or Kids’ Book Buzz

Two ~300-word book reviews written by two different reviewers that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it/them for an ad(s) that will run on the SFBR, MBR, SBR or KBB websites for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review(s), they will be uploaded onto the websites.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
THREE REVIEWS

One on San Francisco Book Review, and two from Manhattan, Seattle Book Reviews or Kids’ BookBuzz

Three ~300-word book reviews written by three different reviewers that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it/them for an ad(s) that will run on the SFBR and the other two websites for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review(s), they will be uploaded onto the SFBR and other two websites.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
THREE REVIEWS

One on San Francisco Book Review, one on Kids’ BookBuzz, one on Manhattan Book Review

Three ~300-word book reviews written by three different reviewers (the KBB reviewer will be a child) that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it/them for an ad(s) that will run on the SFBR, MBR, and KBB websites for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review(s).

If you approve the review(s), they will be uploaded onto the SFBR, MBR & KBB websites.

Alesa Lightbourne

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

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ONE INTERVIEW

San Francisco Book Review

One ~30-minute phone podcast or written (Q&A-type) interview.

Professionally edited.

Interview will appear on the SFBR website in 4-6 weeks.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
TWO INTERVIEWS

One on San Francisco Book Review, one on Manhattan Book Review

Two ~30-minute phone podcast or written Q&A-type interview.

Professionally edited.

One interview will post to the SFBR website, and one will post to the MBR website (two different interviewers) in 4-6 weeks.

BOOK REVIEW WITH AUTHOR INTERVIEW

ONE STANDARD TURNAROUND TIME REVIEW + INTERVIEW
(8-10 WEEKS)

San Francisco Book Review
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One ~300-word book review that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it for an ad that will run on the SFBR website for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review, it will be uploaded onto the SFBR website.

One phone podcast or written Q&A-type interview that will appear on the SFBR website.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
TWO STANDARD TURNAROUND TIME REVIEWS + ONE INTERVIEW (8-10 WEEKS)

One review San Francisco Book Review, one review on Manhattan Book Review, interview on author-chosen website

Two ~300-word book reviews written by two different reviewers that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it/them for an ad(s) that will run on the SFBR and MBR websites for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review(s), they will be uploaded onto the SFBR & MBR websites.

One phone podcast or written Q&A-type interview.

ONE EXPEDITED TURNAROUND REVIEW + INTERVIEW (4-6 WEEKS)

San Francisco Book Review

One ~300-word book review that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it for an ad that will run on the SFBR website for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review, it will be uploaded onto the SFBR websites.

One phone podcast or written Q&A-type interview that will appear on the SFBR website.

COMBO DISCOUNT!
TWO EXPEDITED
TURNAROUND TIME REVIEWS + ONE INTERVIEW (4-6 WEEKS)

One review San Francisco Book Review, one review on Manhattan Book Review, interview on author-chosen website

Two ~300-word book reviews written by two different reviewers that will be sent to you for approval.

Ability to trade it/them for an ad(s) that will run on the SFBR and MBR websites for 30 days if you’re unhappy with the review.

If you approve the review(s), they will be uploaded onto the SFBR & MBR websites.

One phone podcast or written Q&A-type interview.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I order a review from both San Francisco and Manhattan Book Reviews, will they be done by two different reviewers?

Yes, you’ll receive one SFBR review done by one reviewer and a separate MBR review done by a different reviewer. You’ll have an opportunity to approve both, one, or none of the reviews, trading it/them for a website ad.

What if I don't like my review?

We do our best to place your book with an appropriate reviewer, which is why we ask for a book description, book cover, and anything else you’d like our pool of more than 120 reviewers to know when selecting a book to review. We are not in the business of providing vanity reviews. Should you purchase a Sponsored Review from us, you’ll be getting an honest opinion of your book and an appropriate star rating (1-5). However, we want you to feel that you got some value for your money, so we offer the ability to trade your review for an ad that will run on our website for 30 days. At the end of that term, we’ll provide you with impression and click-through statistics.

Can I submit both an eBook and printed book?

With whichever package you end up purchasing, we’ll review ONE type of format. We will list out on your review the book’s format, price, and page count. Sometimes, an author or publicist will ask us to change the format of the book reviewed after they receive the review. No can do. So, make sure what you’re sending us is actually the format you want published.

What types of eBook formats do you accept?

We accept pdf, mobi, ePub … you name it. If your reviewer needs a different format, we have the ability to convert it to what fits their device. There is a spot on the purchase form for uploading your file.

What's your opinion? Should I submit a printed book or eBook.

We get this question all the time. And it’s a really good one! We have a diverse pool of more than 120 adult book reviewers and around 80 children reviewers for Kids’ BookBuzz. Some prefer eBooks, while others like to stick with the printed books. Some live outside of the U.S., and only can review eBooks. So, it really is up to you on which format you want to send for review.

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