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May 29, 2014
For just $149 your book cover and synopsis appear in front of thousands of book-sellers, librarians, agents, publishers, film producers and production companies.
PW Select promotes your book in the print pages of Publishers Weekly and in featured spots on BookLife.com.

PW Select Promotes Your Book

"When PW Select featured Tune in Tokyo...I caught the eye of Amazon Publishing, who promptly...gave me a book contract." - Tim AndersonTune In Tokyo

Have you self-published an amazing novel? An inspiring memoir? Are you looking to get your book in front a wider audience—an audience that includes publishing industry insiders and taste-makers? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Every month, Publishers Weekly publishes PW Select, a supplement dedicated to covering the self-publishing industry that features interviews with authors, book announcements and listings, news, features, analysis, book reviews, and more.  PW Select is also a marketing resource that provides tools to help you get your book noticed. 

PW Select is a great way to help your book stand out in a crowded market. When you sign up to participate in PW Select, you’ll be reaching Publishers Weekly’s readership of book and film agents, booksellers, editors, distributors, librarians, book reviewers, and national and international media--just the kind of people who can take a book and make it a bestseller. We’ve helped launch a few writing careers already. Maybe you’re next.

How Does PW Select Work?

When you register, your book receives an announcement listing in PW Select--which is bound into issues of Publishers Weekly and appears online at publishersweekly.com. Every announcement listing includes bibliographic, marketing, and editorial information about your book--so you can promote it to booksellers, publishers, agents, and industry insiders.

"Submitting my book to PW Select six months before the book’s publication turned out to be my smartest strategic marketing move." - Burton Yale Pines, America’s Greatest Blunder

You Receive Much More

In addition to your listing in Publishers Weekly's print and online editions, you also receive:

- listing in Publishers Weekly's special announcements database powered by Edelweiss which reaches tens of thousands of booksellers, librarians and reviewers

- feature placement for one month on BookLife.com 

- social media promotion on BookLife's Facebook and Twitter platforms

- six month digital subscription to Publishers Weekly

- one year digital subscription to Publishers Weekly's PW Select monthly supplement

- a free copy of the Publishers Weekly print issue in which your listing appears

How Do I Sign Up?

"You can really feel you're an author. I recommend PW Select." - Walter Renfrey, Five Nights to the Crimson Moon

Create a free account on BookLife.com , and once you've finished uploading your book's information, you'll see a "Submit Project for PW Select" button.  From there just follow the simple instructions.  (Read our frequently asked questions page if you have more questions.)  Click here for more testimonials from PW Select authors!

Publication Dates

Here's a list of our publishing schedule and deadlines.

Registration Period Publication Date Editorial Focus
April 2-May 1 June 30 Self-Publishing Kids Books
May 2-June 1 July 28 Editing Services
June 2-July 1 Aug. 25 Marketing/Publicity/Social Media
July 2-August 1 Sept. 29 Comics (Tie in to Comic-Con NYC, Oct. 9-12)
August 2-September 1 Oct. 20 Self-Pub Book Expo Guide/Preview
September 2-October 1 Nov.24 SF/Fantasy/Horror
October 2-November 1 Dec. 22  

 

More Questions?

Visit our frequently asked questions page, or email pwselect@publishersweekly.com.

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