City Book Review Licensing
Your hometown could be next!
Why license from City Book Review?
Sure, anyone can start a book blog, so why use us? We’ve been doing this since 2008, and really have the process down. Part of licensing from us is getting all of our tools, contacts, and experience in getting you a successful launch and ongoing business.
We’ll help you build out your website, teach you how to use it, where to request books, how to track them through the review process, and how to work directly with authors. Using a city-branded website lets you get your local community involved—from booksellers to authors and publishers.
Don’t know how to layout a publication? We can even do that for you as well, or provide you with our templates and let you do it yourself or work with a local designer.
We’ll help you out every step of the way and let you be the central hub of your local literary community.
San Diego Book Review is licensed by one of our reviewers, Kim Heimbuch. She is an experienced online marketer and was looking for a way to combine her skills with her love of books. SDBR has had several printed issues and greatly expanded her online presence and local participation.
Portland Book Review was originally licensed in in 2010 by a former book reviewer of ours. She sold it to a book reviewer of hers in 2014. Originally, it was printed and distributed every month. Now, it enjoys a very popular online presence.
Tulsa Book Review
Tulsa Book Review launched in 2011 by the Tulsa City-County Library system. They select reviews from City Book Review that they want to include in their monthly printed magazine that they distribute to their libraries and coffee shops around the Tulsa area. We do their magazine layout for them, and prep it for their printer.