Laura Vivanco, on 07 September 2009 - 02:28 PM, said:
How is JPRS going to make sure that lots of people don't review the same books? Presumably JPRS only needs one review, so what happens if more than one person sends in a review? Should people check with JPRS first before they write a review and send it in?
A very good question, Laura! We have a book review editor, Nicki Salcedo; the easiest way to proceed would be for prospective reviewers to contact her about their interest in reviewing a particular book--or contact me, and I'll put everyone in touch. If you were to contact Nicki about a book that has already been assigned, she could let you know that it's "taken." If you were to send her an already-written review, and the book were already assigned to someone else, she'd have to decide whether to return the piece to you unused or, possibly (but less likely), to run a pair of contrasting reviews in order to spark discussion and debate.