Publishers Weekly will create more content of interest to self-published authors and independent publishers through a new website, BookLife, which will contain reviews of self-published titles as well as articles on book design, editing, and other resources available for indie authors.
Any self-published titles can be submitted for review consideration through BookLife. There will be no charge to participate in BookLife or to submit a book or receive a review. At the same time, PW said that it will integrate reviews of self-published books into their regular review coverage.
Adam Boretz, who edits PW Select, will be the editor of BookLife. PW Select is a monthly supplement and marketing service. For a fee of $149, self-publishers receive a listing of their book in a PW Select issue and are included in the seasonal announcements database. PW Select will continue to offer its listing features.
BookLife will be launched during this year’s BookExpo America in New York, May 28 to 31.