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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

As we are transitioning to digital-only reviewing, please refrain from printing out and posting unbound A4 manuscripts; please instead send PDFs or EPUB files to reviews@booksandpublishing.com.au.

Any ARCs or finished copies can still be posted to:

Books+Publishing Reviews
Building 1, 658 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121

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.

Permissions and copyright

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

The copyright of the review text remains the property of the reviewer. However, Books+Publishing retains the sole and exclusive right to publish the review, in any publication that it may choose, including platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Books+Publishing will also publish the reviews on ProQuest Syndetics and Google Books.

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‘.