Book Reviews

Getting Your Book Featured by WE Magazine for Women

“Heidi and team, I wanted to drop you a line and say Thank You so much for your support of my work and for the support and encouragment you offer to all women.”  Sincerely yours, Marion Witte, Author Wise Women Collection: The No-regrets Bucket List and Wise Women Collection: Courage of the Soul.

We are delighted that you would consider having one of our editors feature your book, and would be happy if we could keep up with our backlog. If you decide to send us a copy of your book, here are some things to keep in mind…

We Write Recommendations, Not Reviews
Because it is challenging enough for new authors to get noticed, WE only make recommendations on this site, and WE never write negative reviews. Having said that, WE may elect not to review your book, if WE feel that it isn’t a match for our editorial standards. Because there just isn’t enough time to read all of the wonderful books we receive, it is possible that we may just not be able to get to your book.

“…thanks for your  love and appreciation for books and taking the time to help your fellow writers get the word out.” Rachel Pappas, Author of Hopping Roller Coasters

Having said that, If we do not review the book, WE will list your book in our new monthly Books WE Received this Month section.  The information WE list on this page includes the title/subtitle of your book, the author name and a link to more information or how to purchase the book. If the book is in pre-publication, we will link to the author’s or publisher’s website.

If you feel our audience is the right one for your book, send your book to:

Heidi Richards Mooney, Publisher
WE Magazine for Women
P.O. Box 550856
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33355-0856

Please include a cover sheet with a paragraph about the book and an email return address so we can acknowledge we have received the book. Some of our authors include a self-addressed postcard.  Please also include the same information and send to heidi@wemagazineforwomen.

This is a great way to get a quicker response from our editorial team. Also be sure to include where/how to purchase and an email address so we can let you know when the book will be either listed or reviewed. Note: we are backlogged from three to six months on book reviews.

 Dear Heidi, “I would like to express sincere thanks for taking the time to review Robert Fischer’s novel Plane Jane. Your review has been selected to use in marketing the book and/or a portion of your review has been published in the finished copy of Plane Jane. In appreciation of your time and support, Martin Pearl Publishing would like to send you a signed finished copy. Thank you again for your time and support. It is greatly appreciated!” Sincerely, Angelina McKinsey – President, Martin Pearl Publishing

Deadlines:
There is no deadline for submission, however we prefer to review books within a year of their release date. We are open to reviewing older books if they are timely, evergreen and you can convince us the book is worth reviewing.

How long does it take to have a book featured on WE Magazine for Women?

That depends. Typically we are able to publish featured books within six to 10 weeks from receipt but it can take up to six months to feature. If your book is not appropriate, we will let you know so you do not have to wait and see if it is going to be featured. While we welcome you writing to see how long it will take to feature, it will not make the process any quicker. However, a gentle nudge around the 8 week mark is suggested as we may be backlogged with submissions.

We do offer to feature books within a week of receipt – to guarantee a book is featured sooner than the published 10 week time-frame, consider our expedited publishing feature the fee to guarantee having your book featured within 7 days is $35..If that is of interest, when submitting book info below, please include if you want the expedited option.  We will send you an invoice and once paid, the book feature will be published within 7 days.

Additional Information

Books can be autographed (not personalized) and/or marked “review copy” as we donate them to various women’s groups after they have appeared on our site or in our magazine.

Books received will not be returned.

To expedite your book getting featured WE recommend author submit the following:

Author Interviews & Excerpts

We currently offer two options for featuring books – an AUTHOR INTERVIEW and a BOOK EXCERPT.

What we need for a book excerpt to be published:

Book Title and Author Name

350 to 1100 word excerpt (more or less)

Book cover in jpeg or png or link to book cover

Author image

Author bio (between 50 and 100 words)

Link to purchase book and/or author website (if different)

What we need for an author interview to be published

Book Title and Author Name

Interview Questions (see below)

Book cover in jpeg or png or link to book cover

Author image or link to author image

Author bio (between 50 and 100 words)

Link to purchase book and/or author website (if different)

Author interview questions – please choose at least 6 questions below – (the 4 with * are required) and feel free to supplement with relevant questions of your own:

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

*What is your book about?

Why did you want to write this book?

What was the most difficult part about writing the book?  The most rewarding?

*What do you hope other people will take away from reading your book?

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

How long did it take to write your book?

What was the biggest challenge in writing your book?

Who are your favorite authors (and why)?

What is your favorite book in the same genre as your work?

What does literary success look like to you?

What’s the best writing advice you ever received?

What do you know now that you wish you’d known at the beginning of your writing journey?

What do you do when you are not writing?

What’s next for you?

*How can our readers get a copy of your book?

*What is the best way for our readers to connect with you?

Note: please include the question and answer in your submission. Submissions without interview questions will be discarded.

Here is an example of a book excerpt: Me, The Crazy Woman and Breast Cancer ~ https://wemagazineforwomen.com/stacy-sheltons-new-book-an-inspiration/

Here’s an example of an author interview: Approaching Neverland ~ https://wemagazineforwomen.com/approaching-neverland-the-book/ and

Be sure to send a copy of your book via mail.  Book excerpts and interviews will not be posted until we actually receive a hard copy of the book.

All excerpts and interviews must be sent via email in a word document or in the body of an email.  No PDF or other “protected document” as we cannot grab the words to post to WE Magazine for Women. No exceptions.

Submit excerpt/interview to heidi@wemagazineforwomen.com with Book Title and Author Interview or Book Excerpt IN THE SUBJECT LINE

When you submit a book to be featured, you are giving us permission to use the book graphic and review in our digital magazine AND/OR on our website.

Once your book has been featured, we will send you a link to the feature article along with imaging you can use on your website and in your own media.

At this time we are NOT reviewing eBooks. 

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“I wanted to thank you for including my interview in your recent edition of Worth Reading.  I really appreciate it. I also wanted to let you know that it–and your publication–has been getting a lot of interest as I’ve passed it on through my on-line network.  I look forward to continue to read WE stories.” All my best, Rita Dragonette

 

 

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