We talk with Victoria Sutherland and Michelle Schingler of Foreword Reviews about the value of trade reviews - answering lots of questions about how and when to submit your titles, what makes a good sell sheet, quality standards, and more.Register here!
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Publisher of Foreword Magazine, Victoria Sutherland has been active with PubWest since Foreword's founding in 1998. She holds a BA in Communication Arts & Sciences from Michigan State University, graduate work on a MS in Business from Central Michigan University, altMBA with Seth Godin, and has also attended Stanford, Yale, and NYU Publishing Courses. She is currently a second-term Board Member and incoming Treasurer on the IBPA Executive Committee. Home is on the edge of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in northern Michigan where she enjoys trail running, hiking, reading, and bird watching.
Michelle Schingler is Managing Editor at Foreword Reviews and holds degrees in English and Theology from UGa and Harvard, in addition to having been a librarian.
Published bi-monthly, Foreword Reviews is still the only magazine showcasing critical reviews and title trends exclusively from the expanding independent publishing market. Foreword Reviews also publishes six Spotlights, category-specific abbreviated special sections designed to give readers a focused preview of particularly hot genres in the independent press space. Spotlights are bound into each issue, which are enclosed in the American Booksellers Association's Monthly Box sent to 750 indie bookstores across the country. Foreword Reviews’ readership is a premium blend of more than 20,000 librarians, booksellers, and readers.