Recently I have had a number of enquiries from readers who want to submit books for review hand the enquiries came from people unfamiliar with the reviewing process. So for those readers who are unfamiliar with the reviewing process, a few words about it.
First the publishers send us copies of their books in the hope that they will be selected for review. That applies also to self-published books. It is essential that first the book be sent to ABR, so it can be assessed in relation to all the other books we have received. And we receive many. Last year some 7,000 books were published, an average of 700 per issue of ABR – and I am referring only to Australian titles, since ABR only reviews Australian books or books with some Australian connection.