What is PW Select?
Whom can I contact with questions about PW Select?
What do I get when I register for PW Select?
What are announcements listings?
What is the difference between PW Select and PW Select Plus?
What's Vook?
What do I get from Vook as a PW Select Plus customer? Are there any "hidden fees?"
What's an ISBN?
What book formats does PW Select accept? Hardcover? Paperback? E-book?
What genres does PW Select consider for review?
Can I submit my book to both PW Select and PW's regular reviews department?
If my book is available in multiple formats (e.g. as a paperback and an e-book), do I need to purchase separate listings for each?
How do you decide which books to review?
Will PW Select remove reviews at the author's request?
If my book is selected for review, will the review appear anywhere other than in PW Select?
Who are PW's reviewers?
Can I use my PW review to promote my book?
What do I get with my digital subscription to Publishers Weekly?
To what address should I send my print book?
Do you accept galleys if my finished book isn't ready yet?
Will I be alerted if my book is selected for review?
What is a starred review?

What is PW Select?
PW Select is a monthly book marketing program for self-published authors, and a supplement that appears in Publishers Weekly--it's full of feature stories about the self-publishing industry, news, reviews, book announcements listings, author profiles, and more. It was designed to provide self-published authors a unique platform to promote their books to industry insiders, editors, booksellers, librarians, and agents. You can check out some of our recent PW Select issues here.

Whom can I contact with questions about PW Select?
Please email pwselect@publishersweekly.com with any questions, concerns, comments, or for assistance with PW Select.

What do I get when I register for PW Select?
When you register, you reserve a spot for your book in the announcements listings in PW Select--which is bound into issues of Publishers Weekly and appears online at publishersweekly.com. Additionally, your book is eligible for a review from Publishers Weekly. From the hundreds of books listed in each supplement, approximately 25 percent are selected by our editors for a full review. Your PW Select registration also includes a six-month digital subscription to Publishers Weekly and a print copy of the PW Select supplement that features your book.

(NOTE: The digital subscription is to the digital edition of the print magazine via our App or online reader, does not include Web site paywall access and does not entitle subscribers to a second free PW Select listing.)

What are announcements listings?
Every year, PW publishes seasonal announcements of forthcoming books. Our listings include bibliographic, marketing, and editorial information about these soon-to-be published books, providing booksellers and librarians with the inside scoop about important new releases and helping them determine which books to buy. Our PW Select supplement works the same way: it lists the same information about self-published books, enabling authors to share and promote their books to booksellers, publishers, agents, and industry insiders. Here's an example of our announcements listings in PW Select:

Oversoul: Stories and Essays. Mitchell S. Jackson. The Collections House, $4.99 e-book (92p) ISBN 978-0-9853409-1-9 Amazon
A collection of short fiction and essays explores fictional and nonfictional characters struggling with such vices as drugs and avarice while dealing with the fallout of strained family ties and ill-conceived notions of love.

What is the difference between PW Select and PW Select Plus?
PW Select Plus includes all of the benefits of PW Select and gives you access to Vook's e-book publishing platform to design, publish, and distribute your e-book. .

What's Vook?
Vook is a cloud-based e-book publishing platform that allows authors to quickly create, edit, style and publish richly formatted e-books and enhanced e-books and then publish them with Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple's iBookstore. You can find out more at Vook's website.

What do I get from Vook as a PW Select + Customer? Are there any "hidden fees"?
Vook has created a special package for PW Select + customers entitling them to the creation of one e-book (including an ISBN number) using the Vook platform. There are no subsequent fees for publication or ongoing subscriptions. If you decide to distribute your e-book through Vook (which offers one-click publication to iBooks, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble), you will not pay any fee to Vook, and Vook details the revenue splits of each e-book store here. You can also download your completed e-book file and distribute it yourself.

What's an ISBN?
An ISBN--short for International Standard Book Number--is an internationally recognized number that uniquely identifies every book published all over the world. You'll need an ISBN to list your book in PW Select and can purchase one at isbn.org, through Vook if you're going with the PW Select + Vook package, or through a variety of other sources.

What formats of books does PW accept? Hardcover? Paperback? E-book?
We take them all. Full submission details can be found on the registration form.

What genres does PW Select consider for review?
If you've written it, we'll consider it. Novels, short stories, history, poetry, memoir, journalism, fine art books, children's picture books -- anything at all. However, PW reserves the right to decline an author's registration and return his or her fee if our editors deem a book inappropriate to the magazine's readership.

Can I submit my book to both PW Select and PW's regular reviews department?
No. PW only considers self-published books through the PW Select program.

If my book is available in multiple formats (e.g. as a paperback and an e-book), do I need to purchase separate listings for each?
No. When you purchase a listing in PW Select, you can include multiple formats.

How do you decide which books to review?
PW's review editors look at every book submitted via the PW Select program. While there is no set formula for determining which books to review, editors consider a book's originality, voice, uniqueness, newsworthiness, and overall presentation. Our mission is to find the undiscovered gems out there.

Will PW Select remove reviews at the author’s request?
No. All reviews — positive and negative — are published, and we cannot remove reviews once they have been published.

If my book is selected for review, will the review appear anywhere beyond PW?
Yes. All PW & PW Select reviews are widely syndicated to consumer sites like Amazon (in 8 countries), Google and Barnes & Noble; to distributors' databases, such as Ingram's; and to library sites like Follett, Bowker and Brodart. We do not publish selectively--all reviews are included in our sydication feeds.

Who are PW's reviewers?
PW's reviewers include publishing industry professionals, librarians, professional critics, members of the media, booksellers, university professors, and book enthusiasts.

Can I use my PW review to promote my book?
Of course!

What do I get with my digital subscription to PW?
By registering for PW Select you get a six-month subscription to the digital edition of PW, viewable online or via our iOS app. When you register, we'll send you instructions for setting up your digital subscription. The PW Select digital subscription does not include full access to publishersweekly.com.

To what address should I send my print book?
After you submit the registration form, the mailing address will be provided. You are required to submit two review copies for print books.

Do you accept galleys if my finished book isn't ready yet?
Yes.

Will I be alerted if my book is selected for review?
No, and we cannot respond to queries about whether a book has been selected nor can we alert authors whose books we do not select. All reviews will be published within six weeks of PW’s receipt of your review copies. Please feel free to email us at pwselect@publishersweekly.com with any questions. No phone calls, please.

What is a starred review?
Starred reviews are given to books that are outstanding in their genre.

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