Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who's behind We Love This Book?

    The Bookseller Group, which is the company behind The Bookseller magazine and website, runs We Love This Book. The Bookseller is the leading UK trade publisher with over 150 years of continuous publication.

  • Are your reviews independent?

    Absolutely! No one can upload a book review without going through our editorial team. So we aim to avoid some of the obvious plugging that you see elsewhere. We don’t sell books so we are not elevating one book over another because we are paid to do so. If we have reviewed a book positively, it is because we love it.

  • Can I review books for you?

    If you're interested in reviewing books for us, please get in touch at and let us know why you're interested as well as sending us an example of a book review you've written. You need to be based in the UK.

  • How do I submit a book for review?

    If you're a publisher, please send your books to The Bookseller offices marked for the attention of the Editor of We Love This Book. We need review copies at least a month in advance of publication, and in print please (proofs are accepted). Currently we're not reviewing self-published books but this is something we're looking at the best way to do, we'll let you know here when we open submissions.

  • Who do I contact about advertising?

    For any queries about advertising on the weekly email newsletter, on the website, or within digital editions please contact the head of sales for The Bookseller Group: Emma Lowe

  • What are your competition terms and conditions?

    The draw is only open to UK residents, aged over 18, excluding employees of the Promoter and all those professionally associated with this promotion.

    By entering a competition you are agreeing to be added to our weekly newsletter mailing list. You are able to unsubscribe at any time. 

    The promotion will run until 5PM (London time) on the closing date stated.
    Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 15 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (eg 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified. Only one entry will be accepted per email address used.
    For entry instructions see conditions of the specific draw.
    No Purchase Necessary.
    See the relevant promotional page for details of prizes and the quantities available. The prizes are as stated and do not include additional expenses.  In addition, there may be specific conditions relating to particular prizes – please ensure that you have read these before participation. Prizes have been supplied by and are the responsibility of the relevant prize sponsors.
    The winner(s) will be selected at random from correct entries received. If the selected entry does not meet all the specified requirements for entry then another draw will be made from the remaining eligible entries.
    The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email, and will need to respond within seven days as to whether they are able to accept the prize.
    Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent is available.
    By participating, entrants agree to be by bound these terms and conditions.
    The Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute the prizes with prizes of comparable value if circumstances make this necessary.
    The Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to eliminate or disqualify any entries or entrants that it regards as being in breach of these conditions or the spirit of the promotion.
    The Promoter accepts no responsibility for system errors or other issues that may result in disruption to online entries or delayed or not received registrations or winner notifications.
    The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    The winner must be prepared to cooperate with publicity arising as a result of winning a competition.
    The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, terminate or suspend this promotion at any time.
    Entry to the promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
    The Promoter: The Bookseller Group, Crowne House, 56-58 Southwark Street, SE1 1UN.