How to Get Review Copy Feedback

I don’t want to beat the review copy discussion to death, but in comments for the most recent post, myk had some concrete advice I wanted to highlight: use reaction sheets.

In other words, if you really want feedback whether or not the book gets a review, make it easy. Set up a web form with a few simple questions (my favorite choice). Or include a stamped postcard with the submission packet, and mention it in your cover letter.

Also, track your copies. Don’t just do the mailing and forget about it. Follow up to see if anything was printed or posted, and refine your process.

2 Responses to “How to Get Review Copy Feedback”

  1. Guy LeCharles Gonzalez Says:

    [I tried to leave this comment on his blog but the verification image wasn’t working…]

    I like this idea a lot. In fact, I’m going to come up with a version of my own, as a reviewer, to correspond with creators about work that might not merit a full review but for which I’d still like to offer some feedback.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Please share it, if you can. I think that would spark more interesting discussion.




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