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March 1, 2018
KWL authors have special access to the power of Publishers Weekly.

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 and BookLife, its website for indie authors, publish 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 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 Every announcement listing includes bibliographic, marketing, and editorial information about your book--so you can promote it to booksellers, publishers, agents, and industry insiders.

In addition your book will receive promotion on:

- the home page of

- the home page of

- BookLife's weekly email newsletter to 24,000 recipients

- BookLife's Twitter and Facebook channels

Plus you receive:

- a six month digital subscription to Publishers Weekly

- a 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

Publishers Weekly Review

Additionally, through BookLife, you can submit your book for review consideration in Publishers Weekly (this is a separate submission available when you create your BookLife profile).

To get started, create your BookLife profile and use your Kobo promo code

Create your account on by clicking on the "Register" button in the upper-right corner of this screen. 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. And be sure to enter your special Kobo discount code in the "Promo Code" field so you can receive your special Kobo pricing.  (Click here for detailed sign up instructions.)

For more information, go to:

Our PW Select info page

PW Select Articles, Resources and Previous Listings

Frequently Asked Questions

Please email with questions or for assistance with PW Select.