Book reviews are of primary importance for book sales especially for small presses like Diversion Press. A good book review can make the difference between a few sales and many. Yet the competition to get a book reviewed, and to get a good review, is fierce. This is especially true when one considers that in 2005 approximately 172,000 books were published in the United States, and over 275,000 in 2008. Getting reviewed by major national sources like The Library Journal or The Midwest Book Review is difficult, but Diversion Press sends copies of its books these and other national reviewers as well.
Of the eight books that Diversion Press has published, three have received reviews in national journals: German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass: Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky, Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse, and Ellabug.
Diversion Press would like to thank The Library Journal and The Midwest Book Review and congratulate our authors Antonio Thompson, Gregory Turner-Rahman, and all of our poets! We will post the reviews in separate blog postings.