How Much Does the Times Book Review Matter?

The front page of the New York Times Book Review has always been—and continues to be—a much coveted spot for authors and publishers alike. But just how much does a Book Review cover affect a book’s sales in today’s publishing climate—does the revered paper publication still move units in the digital age? Using six lower- profile titles featured on the covers of two May issues of the Book Review, as well as numbers from Nielsen BookScan, which covers between 75% and 80% of print sales, PW found that the Gray Lady still has influence in the minds of readers, though not nearly on a big enough scale to seriously alter a book’s fortunes. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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When the Times Book Review Panned the Classics

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