Sponsor the Seattle Review of Books

Ready to book? Curious about pricing and availability?

We want to put you in front of our readers. It’s that simple.

We offer one-week sponsorships, where we publish a full chapter from your work or information about your event or opportunity, with clear links to purchase, buy tickets, or sign up. We put a very noticeable, attractive ad on every page in our site. Every review, every note. You will be noticed. Take a look at our current sponsor.

Your sponsorship will go up Monday, and last through the following Sunday. We will put a note up of thanks on our home page when it goes up, and a mention on our Facebook and Twitter feeds on Monday afternoon, then again on Saturday afternoon.

We offer three kinds of sponsorships

Event sponsorships are for readings, signings, festivals, and other date-bound events. We’ll feature your poster or artwork, details, and some fantastic promotional text to get people excited. This works equally well for a single event or to launch a new season.

Book and publication sponsorships are centered around a work you are promoting. We set up our site so that running full chapters from your work is beautiful, elegant, and a nice reading experience for potential buyers. Displaying samples from a magazine, graphic novel or comic, or any other kind of beautiful page, is no problem; we’re ready to show off your art however it looks best.

Opportunities for writers — retreats, classes, and conferences — get a lot of attention from our readers. Sponsorship is a great way to push application deadlines, announce featured speakers and fellowships, and bring what you do to life for people who might not hear about you otherwise.

We can mix and match, so if you're an author having an event, you get both working for you.

Sponsorships are inexpensive and effective.

And, for now, they offer a complete buyout of the site. You can find rates, and book a sponsorship, right here. Use the form on this page, or email sponsorships @ this domain, if you have questions.

We'd also be happy to put you on the list for email when we open up a new block of dates or a discounted rate; just let us know at the address above. We don't mail often (two to four times a year), and only for the reasons stated.

Who are sponsorships for?

  • Indie authors
    There are so few places to advertise where book buyers will see your work, and even fewer where you don’t go through a massive ad network. This is a unique, and elegant, way to get your words in front of readers who care about books.

  • Publishers
    Get the word about your catalog out to folks who will read them.

  • Retreats, conferences, and festivals
    Have a great opportunity for writers or readers or both? We can help spread the word through our audience of book industry professionals.

  • Arts organizations and reading series
    If you want to attract readers to your event, use your ad dollars to target a place where readers gather. Let them know about specific dates or announce the launch of a new season.

  • Services for writers
    Maybe you’ve got expertise that independent authors need — self-publishing, publicity, or editing. Our audience isn’t just readers, it’s writers, too. Let them know you can help.

Is there another way to support the Seattle Review of Books?

We're not a non-profit, so we don't take donations, or payments like Patreon. But, if you want to support us, we would be happy to sell you a discounted sponsorship, and use it to talk about a book you love and want to promote or a literary charity you'd like to help. Just so long as you have no financial interest in the book's success, we'd put together a great promo to bring it to our reader's attention, and you'd be helping us pay for the great content you see every week.

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