300 Days of Better Writing

August 10, 2010

Book Reviewer Agreement Sample

Filed under: WritingExcellence — preciseedit @ 2:19 pm

This is the information and reviewer agreement letter we used when soliciting reviewers for 300 Days of Better Writing. I’m posting it here in case you are also seeking reviewers and are unsure what information to send to prospective reviewers.

We put this information on company letterhead and included an image of the book cover after the first paragraph in the “about the book” section. Some soliciations will also include chapter titles and summaries, if appropriate.

Dear XXXX:

I am publishing a new writing guide, 300 Days of Better Writing, and I am seeking reviewers capable of judging the quality and usefulness of the content. 

Please let me know if you are willing to review 300 Days of Better Writing. I will gladly send you a review copy of the book. Also, you are welcome to contact me directly by e-mail at dbowman@preciseedit.com or by phone at 505-603-3411. 

About the book:

300 Days of Better Writing contains 300 strategies for writing clearly, purposefully, and correctly. Each day’s lesson presents one strategy, accompanied by explanations and examples. Topics are intertwined to allow readers to practice one strategy before reading another strategy on the same topic. Broad topics are presented as a series of specific strategies, which are distributed throughout the guide. Each lesson contains a cross-reference guide to help readers find other strategies on the same topic, and the book contains a topic index.

[book cover image here]

The primary market for this book is business professionals who seek to improve their written communications. The secondary market is graduate students and others who are concerned about their ability to write well.

300 Days of Better Writing will be published by Cereb Press and will be available for sale by late summer. The Kindle version is currently available on Amazon.com and through our book sales site, http://hostileediting.com.

Book details:

Title: 300 Days of Better Writing
Author: Bowman, David
Publisher Imprint: Cereb Press
Publication date: 6/22/2010
ISBN: 978-0-9822674-5-5
Book size: 6” x 9”
Binding: Perfect Bound
Page count: 262
Cost: $13.95

Terms and permissions:

If you agree to write a review, you permit me, other representatives of Precise Edit, and the publisher to use the review, in whole or in part, in any manner of our choosing to promote the book. You permit us to use your name, title, and organization in promoting the book. Furthermore, you permit us to correct any errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, or usage, if necessary. Please understand that we may or may not use your review, depending on the content of your and others’ reviews.

 If you agree to write a review, I would appreciate having the review completed within 2 weeks following your receipt of the review copy. This will allow us to meet our publication schedule. 

You may e-mail the review to me at dbowman@preciseedit.com. Along with your review, please provide your name, title, and organization name as you wish them to appear should we use the review.

About the author:

I have 19 years of experience in helping clients accomplish their goals through writing. I am a top-rated writing instructor for the University of New Mexico Division of Continuing Education, a private communications consultant, and the owner of Precise Edit. I received an MA in English from the University of California-Irvine and an Executive MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.  

Thank you.


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