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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 quarterly 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 2016 Editorial Calendar.

Print Advertising

Published four times a year, Foreword Reviews is still the only magazine showcasing critical reviews and title trends exclusively from the expanding independent publishing market. Our readership is a premium blend of more than 15,000 librarians and booksellers—along with 1,100 IndieBound booksellers—who all make buying decisions that affect the reading habits of millions of readers. That, and Foreword Reviews is 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

Frequency 1x 2x 4x
Full Page $3,250 $2,995 $2,700
⅔ Page Vertical $2,350 $2,150 $1,950
½ Page Horizontal $1,950 $1,790 $1,625
⅓ Page Vertical $1,285 $1,200 $1,060
⅓ Page Square $1,285 $1,200 $1,060
⅙ Page Vertical $650 $600 $575

Full page advertisements in our magazine are available in color. We also have three cover positions available (add 25% premium): 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, four, 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, four, or more of the same ad size. See examples and sizing guidelines.

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Absolutely Fabulous (1/10 Page)

The Collective $305
AAUP $325

The Absolutely Fabulous cooperative advertising section, featured in every issue, provides publishers with a cost-effective way to reach our premium blend of booksellers, librarians, and avid readers. Each 4-color 1/10 page AbFab ad includes title info, marketing copy, ordering details, and cover image—we take care of production. See examples.

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Website Advertising

Dimensions CPM
Sidebar Skyscraper 300px × 600px $42
Sidebar Square 300px × 250px $26.14

Attractive website ads are an effective way to reach your target market, build brand awareness, and sell books. With over a quarter million visitors to our website yearly, ForewordReviews.com 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? See examples and sizing guidelines.

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Email Advertising

Per Issue
Top $157
Middle $131
Bottom $105
Top + Middle $353
Top + Bottom $327
Middle + Bottom $301
Roadblock (all 3) $500

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 4,400 recipients every week! See the editorial calendar and advertisement availablity.

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2016 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:

Foreword Reviews
425 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684

Download our 2016 Editorial Calendar Download our Media Kit

One Page Sell Sheets (also known as Tip Sheets)

After years of receiving review submissions from thousands of publishers, we can often tell what book will be worth reviewing by the peripheral materials provided by the author/publisher. A less-than-professional presentation makes it very easy for a review editor or anyone in the media to quickly move on to another submission. In addition, foreign rights agents won't take a potential project seriously unless an articulate sales piece arrives via email prior to previewing your book.

Our award-winning designer has created three templates based on your title's primary sales handle: subject matter, author expertise, art/photography, positive reviews, etc. We have a step-by-step process that will assist you in producing a professional, interactive sales sheet in no time. The price is $149. See examples.

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