Journal of a Bibliophile

Just a millennial trying to balance fangirling and faith

Review Programs

53921812_132617091124606_6316605620577609927_nI’ve been asked how I get free physical copies of books in exchange for honest reviews. I think most people know about these two… But if not, NetGalley and Edelweiss are two places to get books of all genres!

All of these publishing companies I’m about to list below are Christian. If you’re not Christian, publishers like Penguin, Simon & Schuster, etc should have review programs linked somewhere on their websites. If not, you can directly contact a publisher and request a review copy.

  • BookLook Bloggers has physical and ebook options for books published by Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, and Harper Collins. They moved over to another platform and will relaunch later on in the summer. You can also directly contact the publisher, which I’ve done twice.
  • Crossway Blog Review Program offers ebooks and Bibles. To join, you need to have a minimum of 50 followers, and have six months of consistent blogging.
  • Moody Publishers only offers physical books. I don’t remember the requirements. There is a registration forum that will probably ask or list them off. Their list of books is MASSIVE. I’m talking 20+ pages. They also have a Facebook book launch group that is worth checking out. Y’all, Moody has taught me patience. I’ll request a book, and it will take anywhere from 1 week to 4 months to get it. lol
  • B&H/LifeWay Bloggers You need a minimum of 25 posts on your blog to apply. You can also directly contact B&H and request Bibles. B&H also has an academic review program (here), but you need at least 1,000 views a month to request.
  • Baker Publishing Group consists of Revell Reads, Brazos Press Bloggers, Bethany House, Baker Books Bloggers, and Baker Academic Bloggers. You have to sign up for each one individually. They send you emails a few times a month with a list available books.
  • Hendrickson Review Program has an email on the page to contact if you want to review a book. What’s awesome about their program is that you can request up to three books at a time.
  • InterVarsity Press (IVP) lets you select what book(s) you want. They have a wide range, and they’re super generous. My friend Solas and Struggles gets random books from them at times.
  • Eerdmans lets you request whatever you want, they also have an individual review program you can join, but you need 5,000 monthly views.
  • The Good Book Company has a contact page, and you can request whatever you want.
  • Beaming Books has a contact page and lets you request whatever you want.

If there’s a Christian publishing company you’re interested in that is not listed, it’s because they have books listed on NetGalley.