Critic Review Criteria

The reviews we select are from a combination of professional publications and individual critics and are at least 150 words in length. Most of the reviews we select are online and we link to them on the corresponding book page.

Criteria for Publications: An online version of a newspaper or magazine that has been in existence for more than one year and one that has editorial oversight. The publication must achieve and maintain consistent standards of professionalism, writing quality and editorial integrity across all reviews. The design and layout of the site must be of high quality.

Criteria for individual critics: We will accept reviews from individual critics or bloggers that satisfy the following criteria: the individual critic’s web property/blog must be focused primarily on books. It must be in existence for more than one year and it must have published book reviews consistently for at least a period of one year. The web property/blog must achieve and maintain consistent standards of professionalism, writing quality across all reviews. The design and layout of the web property/blog must be of high quality. Exceptions could be made if the review is from a person of note who excels in his or her professional field. In such a case, the book subject matter would most likely be in the person's professional field.

If you are a critic and would like to submit your site for inclusion, please fill out the following form. Our staff maintains the right to approve, reject and remove critics and sources on a case-by-case basis.