The Midwest Book Review’s “critique” reads in full:

All this information comes from James Cox, editor over at the Midwest Book Review.

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is dedicated to showcasing reviews for fiction and non-fiction books that are self-published, small press published, or Print-On-Demand (POD) published titles. This prestigious online book review magazine is published by James A. Cox and the Midwest Book Review.

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James A. Cox, Editor-in-ChiefMidwest Book Review

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Established in 1976, the Midwest Book Review is an organization committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. The MBR publishes the following monthly book review magazines specifically designed for community and academic librarians, booksellers, and the general reading public:Full permission is given to post in thematically appropriate Web sites, newsgroups, e-mail lists, Internet discussion groups, and organizational newsletters or to distribute to interested individuals. Please give the Midwest Book Review a credit line when doing so.The Midwest Book Review has contracted with Gale Cengage Learning to provide them with electronic copies of our book reviews. Gale Cengage Learning then makes our reviews available to library systems nationwide in their print, magnetic tape, and diskette series, Book Review Index (an interactive CD-ROM series designed for use by community, university, and corporate library systems throughout the U.S. and Canada), as well as online databases such as Lexus-Nexus and Goliath.As of January 2014, we have instituted a new policy especially for authors and publishers whose book passed the initial screening, but didn't make the final cut because of "too many books, not enough reviewers". These authors or publishers may submit the MBR a review from any other reviewer or review resource, as long as they have that reviewer's permission to do so. We will run the review in our monthly book review publication , under that reviewer's byline. This policy is retroactive, so if you have ever submitted a book to the Midwest Book Review in the past and it failed to achieve a review assignment from us, then this offer is open to you.The Midwest Book Review gives priority consideration to small press publishers,self-published authors, and academic presses. Please follow the .We are a major Internet resource for publishers, writers, librarians, booksellers, and book lovers of all ages and interests. If you have a web site that you think would be thematically appropriate to the publishing community and the reading public, we would be interested in adding your site to the steadily expanding Midwest Book Review Internet resource links. Please to the Midwest Book Review so thatyour site can be examined.Ever wanted to be a reviewer? you can become a volunteer reviewer for the Midwest Book Review! We cannot pay volunteers, but volunteers do retain copyright and full ownership of their own reviews.This policy is retroactive, so if you have ever submitted a book to the Midwest Book Review in the past and it failed to achieve a review assignment from us, then this offer is open to you.As a gesture of support and appreciation for what we seek to accomplish on behalf of the small press community, we permit the donation of postage stamps to the Midwest Book Review.One of the best and longest running sources for free, unbiased book reviews is Midwest Book Review. Founder Jim Cox has been reviewing books for decades, and his team of book reviewers receives hundreds of books each month. They do their best to review as many as they can, and believe it or not they give priority to independently published titles!The Midwest Book Review, established in 1976, is an organization that promotes literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. The MBR publishes monthly book review magazines that serve the literary and academic communities—particularly librarians and booksellers—in addition to the general public.One of the most respected — yet least expensive — paid book review sites is Publishers Daily Reviews. Its reviews are regularly republished in the Midwest Book Review.