Search This Blog for Authors, Publishers, Reviewers and Books

Add Your Logo or Avatar to This New Book Review Reader List:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Midwest Book Review Makes Finding Reviews Easier for Writers and Readers

Jim Cox and his daughter Beth offer reviews to authors and publishers on their Midwest Book Review and have always generously allowed me to reprint their reviews on this blog over the years. Their site has grown--and grown--and they recently announced a new search feature to make it easier for readers, authors, and publishers to find a review on a specific book. (This blog, The New Book Review has one, too!)

Anyway, I thought readers of this blog looking for new books in a particular genre might want to utilize the Cox's Midwest Book Review, too. And that my wonderful participating reviewers, authors, and publishers would want to know about their reputable review site.  Here is the note from Jim giving you the information you need to navigate MBR more easily.

"Dear Publisher Folk, Friends & Family:

"Our Midwest Book Review policy of archiving reviews for a minimum of five years has resulted in tens of thousands of reviews being housed on our website. That necessitated having an on-site search engine in order to find a particular book review needle in all those book review haystacks! Even so, about once or twice a month I get inquiries from authors, publishers, and book publicists in how they can go about locating the review for their particular title.

"So as of this month we have added to our website homepage a 'click on it' instructional called:"How Do I Find a Specific Review on the MBR Website?" which you will find at: .

Jim Cox
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI, 53575"
As an aside, you will find more on how to submit to The New Book Review in the left column of this blog.  And publishing professionals will often find tips and articles on how to increase the effectivness of reviews in my SharingwithWriters newsletter. Subscibe by sending an e-mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to

The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. It is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor.

No comments: