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Publishers Weekly Freelance Book Reviewers

Publishers Weekly, the international news platform of the book publishing industry, is looking for experienced remote freelance book reviewers for both traditionally published and self-published works in the following subject areas.

Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, most reviews are done using e-galleys, however, some physical galleys may be sent. 

PW pays $25 per review. 

If you are interested in reviewing for PW, please send a resume and a sample review (approximately 200 words) of a recently published book to (Please look at published PW reviews for editorial formatting examples. Previously written reviews not following the guidelines will not be accepted) Use the email subject heading “Book Reviewing:” followed by the categories you are interested in. For example, “Book Reviewing: Music, Romance.” Applications submitted any other way or missing materials will not be considered. Members of diverse communities are highly encouraged to apply. 

No phone calls, please. 

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Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business running for 150 years. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, of which it publishes more than 8,500 per year.