Advertise with Us

We know you want to reach book lovers, professionals, booksellers, and librarians—some of whom buy dozens, if not hundreds of books a year. So instead of having your book waiting for readers to find it, why not take it straight to them?

We have advertising opportunities in all the right places, which easily allow you to reach the perfect audience.

Between our bimonthly print magazine, our website, our weekly emails, and our social media campaigns, Foreword Reviews will connect you to lovers of great indie books. Please be sure to review upcoming deadlines in the Editorial Calendar.

Print Advertising

Published bimonthly, Foreword Reviews is still the only magazine showcasing critical reviews and title trends exclusively from the expanding independent publishing market. Our readership of more than 30,000 librarians and booksellers—including 750 American Booksellers Association members—all of whom make buying decisions and reader recommendations that affect the reading habits of millions of patrons and consumers. Foreword Reviews is also carried in all Books-A-Million bookstores, select Barnes & Noble stores, and independent bookstores across the country. If it's not in your favorite bookstore, let us know.

Full or Partial Page

Covers $4,455 $4,125 $3,712
Full Page $3,575 $3,295 $2,970
2/3 Page $2,585 $2,365 $2,145
1/2 Page $2,145 $1,969 $1,788
1/3 Page
(vertical or square)
$1,414 $1,342 $1,276
1/6 Page $715 $660 $633

Full page advertisements in our magazine are available in color. We also have three cover positions available: inside front cover, inside back cover, and the back cover. Full page ads are the perfect way to promote that one big release or a selection of significant titles. Ordering two or more full pages will get you special, bulk rates.

We also offer several different sizes for partial page advertisements: 2/3 page (vertical), 1/2 page (horizontal), 1/3 page (vertical, square), and 1/6 page (vertical). Depending on your budget, we have an ad that fits your needs. All partial page advertisements are available in color and have bulk rates available for orders of two or more of the same ad size. See examples and sizing guidelines.

Work with our team to create the right approach for you. Contact Stacy Price at

Group Ads (1/10 Page)

The Collective $315
Children's $315

Group Ads, featured in every issue, provide advertisers with a low-cost, but very effective way to promote individual titles to our audience. You just need to complete the online registration for your title, and we handle the rest. Each title represented in the Group Ad includes a 4-color cover image, title info, marketing copy, and ordering details. See examples.

If THE COLLECTIVE section in your chosen issue has reached capacity, you'll be notified ASAP and your ad will be moved to the very next issue or if preferred, a credit for different ad size will be issued.

Reserve a Group Ad

Website Advertising

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Dimensions CPM
Leaderboard 728px × 90px $18
Sidebar Recommended1 n/a $18
Sidebar Square1 300px × 250px $18

Attractive website ads are an effective way to reach your target market, build brand awareness, and sell books. With over a half million visitors to our website yearly, is the perfect place to connect with the audience you're looking to connect with. Your readers are already on our site searching to discover the next great indie book: why not make sure you're a part of the action?

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Email Advertising

Per Issue
First $250
Second $225
Third $200
First + Second $475
First + Third $450
Second + Third $425
Roadblock (all 3) $675

Foreword This Week, an electronic addition to our print journal, is sent to a captive list of subscribers every Thursday. Our online editorial mission is to continuously increase attention to the versatile achievements of independent publishers and their authors. We keep the publishing community abreast of the people, trends, and titles that are making a difference in the independent publishing industry. The voice of Foreword This Week is an important one, and its audience is growing all the time—currently over 5,000 recipients every week! See the editorial calendar and advertisement availability.

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Editorial Calendar & Media Kit

We look forward to seeing your newest titles in advance of their publication dates for review consideration. Our Foresight Features are engaging articles that spotlight fantastic titles in specific genres. Please send all submissions for review and Foresight consideration to:

Attn Book Review Editor
Foreword Reviews
413 E 8th St
Traverse City MI 49686

Editorial Calendar Media Kit