For publishers

Message for publishers regarding Covid-19

At this exacting time, Australian Book Review is more resolute and adaptive than ever.

As a former publisher and bookshop manager and as an author myself, I am acutely aware of the difficulties facing Australian authors and publishers with new books but no access to traditional events, festivals, and launches. ABR is determined to go on providing Australian readers with good literary journalism – ever more important in these cloistered times. Most importantly, we are intent on supporting our writers, especially freelance reviewers. Accordingly, we are accelerating our commissioning and our digital programs.

ABR will do everything in its power to support the sector. Our new website, our digital edition, and our podcast equip us well to reach readers. We are actively commissioning future issues and much online content.

I welcome ideas from publishers for podcast features or for commentaries that might appear online in our Book Talk column or in the magazine. Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                                                                                                                Peter Rose, Editor and CEO 

 

Review copies

Please go on sending books to ABR:

Australian Book Review
Studio 2, 207 City Road
Southbank, VIC 3006

We may ask you for PDFs of certain titles that are especially time-sensitive or that are destined for reviewers in distant locations. Publishers no longer sending printed books or who wish to send digital review copies on spec should email:

Peter Rose (non-fiction and poetry) | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amy Baillieu (fiction) | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Advertising

Inexpensive digital advertising options are available – for the website, the podcast, and the several EDMs we send out each week. Please visit our website for more information or contact Amy Baillieu: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Book Talk, Podcasts and Interviews

Popular highlights of the magazine include our Book Talk series, our regular interviews (Poet of the Month, Publisher of the Month, and Open Page) and our new ABR Podcast series. While we commission most of this content, we are very open to pitches from publishers.

 

How do publishers have their books reviewed in ABR?

We encourage publishers of all genres to make submissions for review in the magazine.

If you would like a book from your publishing house or independent press to be considered for review, please fill out the form below and send it with a copy of the book to the ABR postal address. Due to the volume of submissions and our small staff, we cannot guarantee a review and nor do we contact you personally to advise on the commissioning status. If a review is commissioned, a PDF of the review will be sent to you upon publication.

• Review submission form