We’ve had some steep learning curves here at UBR, one of which was underestimating how many authors would be knocking at our door seeking reviews. Like many book review websites, the landslide of requests quickly buried us and we were forced to shut down our review pipeline. Over the past months we’ve only scraped the surface of the backlog. Our process simply wasn’t working, so we put our heads together and brainstormed how we could keep up the demand while, at the same time maintaining our commitment to quality reviews for quality authors. We can assure you, this wasn’t an easy task. After over a year of work, Underground Books Reviews has completely revamped its submissions process and is now open for business again. This is how
First, you have to have an email subscription to Underground Book Reviews.
The UBR submissions form will be open from 8 a.m. EST on Monday and will close by 4 p.m. the following Wednesday. Forms submitted after this time will be discarded, but authors are welcome to resubmit the following Monday.
The best entries, not to exceed five, will be posted on our Facebook page each Thursday. These authors will be listed on our Pitch Perfect Picks page (our book review candidate program) and become part of our UBR family of authors. They are eligible for special promos, offers and marketing opportunities even if they are not selected for a review! If your book didn’t make it, you may resubmit on the following Monday.
Pitch Perfect Picks are eligible for a book review, though getting reviewed still isn’t guaranteed. Finalists remain in our candidate pool until selected for review by one of team members, or 10 weeks, whichever comes first. For our readers, the Pitch Perfect Picks page is a great place to find a good read! If and when the candidate’s book is selected for review, the author will be contacted by a reviewer with a tentative review date. If, however, after 10 weeks the candidate has not been selected for a review, they drop off the list, but may resubmit the next Monday.
That’s how it works. Does your book have what it takes to make the cut? Is your novel good enough to make it as a finalist, or even get selected for a review? You won’t know until you submit. Click here to begin the journey.