The people who can make you or break you – for $25
A Publishers Weekly review can easily set the tone for what everyone else says about your book. Reviewers pay was recently dropped to just $25 a review (which I believe is probably less than minimum wage). In return, contributors got their names listed on the masthead for the first time. The New York Observer tried to learn more about these people. While they are all involved in writing in some way, they are not necessarily the kind of individuals with years of experience and wisdom behind them that you might hope. For every Dick Adler, well-known mystery reviewer, there’s some 24 year old from Manitoba who hadn’t even heard of PW until he started doing some freelance reviews for the Winnipeg Free Press.