Thank you for volunteering to review book submissions for Buckeye Book Fair. We are already beginning reviews for the 2022 Fair. Are you interested in helping us this year? If so, let me know and I will bring you books!
A book review is different from a book report. We’d like to be able to promote Ohio authors, illustrators and Ohio literacy projects with as much generosity as possible. Our literacy charity promotes books and authors all year so a good fair means more books for everyone!
We hope you’ll enjoy the books provided to you and help us as we select the 2022 authors and illustrators. The online questionnaire for each book you review is needed by Sunday, August 14 , 2022 at 12:00 pm. We appreciate when books are reviewed within a few weeks of receiving.
Here are the criteria we’d like your discernment with:
No. 01 OHIO BASED
Is this a book with an Ohio theme or content?
Is the author or illustrator from Ohio?
Does this author or illustrator have awards and merits we should consider?
No. 02 QUALITY CONTENT
How’s the content? Can we give it at least 3 out of 5 stars?
For non-fiction books: is the information accurate?
Has the book and/or author received any awards or recognition for the work?
No. 03 AUDIENCE APPEAL
Does the book appeal to a wide demographic of book fair attendees?
Who is the targeted reader?
Does it have a broad appeal?
No. 04 QUALITY PRODUCTION
What is the quality of the production, printing, and design?
Is the book self-published? Has the submission included confirmation the author understands our terms?
Are there typographical and/or editorial issues?
No. 05 MARKETABILITY
Is this a book we can make money selling?
Is the price reasonable for the product?
How many people are likely to purchase the book? Can we sell 20+ copies?
Does the author have other books?
Thank you for volunteering for the Buckeye Book Fair!