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Review submissions

Books+Publishing publishes pre-publication reviews of Australian- and New Zealand-originated titles.

Eligibility criteria

For your book to be considered for review it must meet the following criteria:

  • It must be written by an Australian or New Zealand author or first published in Australia or New Zealand (translated books will be considered if they are first published in English in Australia or New Zealand).
  • It must be submitted to us at least three months prior to publication.

There is no guarantee that your book will be reviewed.

Posting titles

We will accept proofs, finished copies, or A4 manuscripts near the end of the editing stage.

Copies can be posted to this address:

Level 1, Building 1, 658 Church Street
Richmond, VIC 3121 Australia

Download review deadlines

View the full list of deadlines for reviews and features appearing in Books+Publishing here.

Rating system

Books+Publishing’s star rating system gives readers an indication of the quality of the publication being reviewed in its context. Read more here.


Please note that reviews cannot be reproduced in full without our permission.

Quoting reviews and citation

Publishers and authors may quote from reviews in promotional material, by citing Books+Publishing as the source.

Please don’t cite the old names of the publication, such as ‘Australian Bookseller & Publisher’ or  ‘Bookseller+Publisher’.


The copyright of the review remains the property of the reviewer.

Books+Publishing retains the sole and exclusive right to publish the review, in any publication that it may choose, and may share the review on platforms such as ProQuest Syndetics and Google Books.