Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.


You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member and block ads forever...while getting many more great features. Take a look! Thank you!

Book Review Advice Sought - Wayne Kingston 's Blog

About Wayne Kingston
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo

Too soon retired by unrequited professional love. Trying hand at lifetime perceived avocation. Degree says I can, life stalled the voice. Retread retrying as retiring in coffeehouse with MacBook Air, cozy caffeine and that silence-within-the-din vacuum. Ahhhh. A mind in romance between passion and responsibility begets a poem. One volume published: Eclectic Discernment, Contemplation From Quiet, by Aprayser47 Publishing. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 


Book Review Advice Sought


Blog Posted:7/14/2017 11:02:00 PM

Do any of our 1000's of poets in the PS Community know of, have used, attempted solicitation, own, are familiar with companies/organizations that provide independent reviews for self-published books (i.e Poetry anthologies)? Thanks in advance. :-)))

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 7/20/2017 5:33:00 AM
This book helps me a lot, I am very pleased about your book wrap thank you for writing it.
Login to Reply
Date: 7/16/2017 4:18:00 PM
Depending on your country, you can send a review copy to American Library Review, or Australian Library Review and hope they will review it. (No guarentee, but high prestige if they do). I checked your poems and some of them already have highly complimentary comments. You could ask the commentators permission to quote them...
Login to Reply
Kingston  Avatar
Wayne Kingston
Date: 7/16/2017 4:47:00 PM
I am awaiting feedback from Library Review Journal (USA). Hesitant to impose. That path could be easily overwhelmed by PSoupers. :-)))
Date: 7/15/2017 4:51:00 PM
I have a small volume of pictures and questions for children out. I would not pay for a review, on the grounds that anybody who knows the review is from a paid company would be cynical about its claims. I advise getting friends and families to review on their social media pages and blogs. I write for HubPages and Weekend Notes and if I could peek into a preview online I might be able to write a review for you. (No charge as those are pay by advertising sites.) It is possible to enter your book into the Goodreads database yourself -(I did mine but cover image is blank.)
Login to Reply
Kingston  Avatar
Wayne Kingston
Date: 7/15/2017 10:38:00 PM
Cecelia, thank you so much for your response. I completely agree that pay = tarnished reviews. I'll look closer at Goodreads before taking advantage of peer-soupers' good intentions. I just may take you up on your generous offer if I become obsessive about this effort. Sweet of you. Best wishes on the succes of your small volume. :-)))

My Past Blog Posts

 
Book Review Advice Sought
Date Posted: 7/14/2017 11:02:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/26/2017 A Morn Trek Senryuearth,engagement,morning,
7/25/2017 Leave the Path Senryuchange,introspection,
7/24/2017 Taiwan Toes Monokulust,
7/21/2017 Invisible God Haikubeauty,nature,
7/21/2017 Graceland Free verseengagement,god,
7/10/2017 Motivation Free versemotivation,voice,
7/10/2017 Tables Turn Free verseabuse,
7/6/2017 Let's Get Physical Footlegiggle,health,
7/6/2017 Physics 101 Footlefun,
7/5/2017 Aloha sojourn Imagismbeach,fun,
7/5/2017 Confessor Sonnetforgiveness,integrity,int
7/1/2017 Rose Guardian Free versebereavement,caregiving,lo
6/30/2017 The Rascal Sonnetappreciation,character,tr
6/29/2017 Edging Near Free verseappreciation,death,faith,
6/28/2017 tales of the south seas Senryubeauty,betrayal,grave,wor
6/26/2017 No Words Sonnetchange,emotions,lost love
6/22/2017 respect Haikuart,
6/22/2017 foodies Imagismcat,
6/21/2017 grandfather Imagismcreation,future,grandfath
6/18/2017 Sunshine Noon Haikusummer,
6/17/2017 Forms Haikuart,beauty,
6/13/2017 Deception Imagismconflict,confusion,solitu
6/10/2017 A Slip Monokubetrayal,conflict,destiny
6/7/2017 Distortion Sonnetbetrayal,independence day
4/20/2016 peace, dispatch Cinquainpeace,war,
3/17/2016 if you only knew Free verseanxiety,confusion,death,d
3/15/2016 false imprisonment Free verseanxiety,fear,forgiveness,
3/9/2016 we're a dust fleck Free versecommunity,

My Photos


photo

ps_1498173055433.jpg

Fav Poems

No Fav Poems Selected

Fav Poets