Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Thank you for submitting to Independent Book Review.

Please send all required materials to

Submit your book for review

    • One physical or digital book
      • Physical: Preferred! Please indicate if you are willing to submit a physical galley for review in your email. We will provide instructions upon receipt of this message.
      • Digital:  attach a PDF to an email to
    • Include short summary of your book in the body of the email
    • Genre
    • Purchasing link from IndieBound and Amazon
    • At least one high resolution book cover photo
    • At least one high resolution author photo*
    • Author website link*
    • Social media link*

*if applicable

Submit for Guest Post

      • Pitch letter must include the following:
        • Main premise and title of proposed guest post
        • Why this post would be beneficial for Independent Book Review’s readers
        • Short author biography

Submit for developmental edit

    • Attach your digital book to an email to
      • If file size is too large, please use
    • Include short summary of your book in the body of your email
    • Times New Roman, 12-point font
    • Double spaced
    • Reason for developmental edit
    • Publication plans (self-publish, traditional)
    • Social media links*

*if applicable

Submit for reader response service

    • Same as developmental edit