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Subject: Business magazines for book reviews
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: douglas111-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 02 Jun 2004 21:10 PDT
Expires: 02 Jul 2004 21:10 PDT
Question ID: 355696
I have a book on coaching and mindfulness (see for more information on the book). I'm
looking for contact people at ten widely distributed business-oriented
magazines that have the influence to review books or print articles
about people development with a  progressive orientation. This
orientation might include an emphasis on spirituality, self-awareness,
authenticity, and effective leadership in the business environment.
These magazines will be contacted for possible reviews of the book, or
submission of articles that reference the book. Helpful answers will
be qualified for the appropriateness of the magazine's fit with the
book, and for including specific contact people at the magazine that
are decision-makers pre-disposed to disseminating information such as
the book contains. This is the first time I've heard of this answer
service, and I admit to being skeptical...  if you give me good
results, I'll use you again!

Feel free to contact me re: questions...
Subject: Re: Business magazines for book reviews
Answered By: cath-ga on 08 Jun 2004 11:46 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Dear douglas111,

Congratulations on your new book, and thanks for enlisting us
to help market it!

Here are the publications I would suggest.

Fast Company: circ. 725,000

?Fast Company is the magazine for a generation of business leaders 
with high expectations for their companies -- and even higher 
expectations for themselves. ...?

They are at:

The current issue includes a book excerpt, and they do book reviews. 
They also have a department called ?Books that Matter?, which you can 
view at:

Mailing Address 	
Fast Company Magazine 
375 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10017 
Phone Number 	212 499-2000 

Their website says: 

?If you have a person, company, product, or any other story 
idea that you'd like to see in the pages of the magazine, please 
email an idea pitch to"

Entrepreneur : circ. 550,000

can be located on-line at:

They have the progressive outlook you are looking for, and they do 
book reviews.

They also have a  ?Be Your Own Boss? department,4445,315518-----,00.html

Entrepreneur has a section called ?Success Coach?  and one called 
?Be Your own Boss Features? that look highly appropriate for a  
how-to article on incorporating Buddhist mindfulness principles 
into management style. 

The ?Staff Smarts? area of the Management section also looks appropriate
for your ideas.,4445,315497,00.html

Entrepreneur's editorial director is Rieva Lesonsky. To pitch your ideas 
as an article their staff could do, contact her at:

Rieva Lesonsky, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur, PO Box 57050,
Irvine CA 92619-7050, fax (714) 261 4211, e-mail:  .

To pitch an article that you could write yourself, write 

Peggy Reeves Bennett, Articles Editor, 
2445 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614. 
Queries may also be e-mailed to

To get a sense of the magazine before writing your pitch, see their 
archives at:,1400,117411,00.html

Inc Magazine

?Helps  business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their 
businesses more successfully.?

Inc prefers that story pitches be sent to:

They will forward your idea to the appropriate editor.

If you want to send snail mail:

Inc Magazine Editorial Offices
375 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017. 
Tel: 212-499-2000

You could also try contacting writer Richard Todd c/o Inc Magazine. 
He?s a writer who has this listing in this month?s issue:

?Richard Todd has written about the intersection of finance and 
culture for The Atlantic Monthly , Preservation , and The New York 
Times. Todd brings social history, modern case studies, and his 
own experience to bear in his story about handshake deals (page 98), 
which reveals how dangerous it has become to close a deal in America 
without a written contract.?

Newsweek, or Newsweek?s  ?The Tip Sheet?

Newsweek, of course, does book reviews, but your book might fit
better into The Tip Sheet, described below:

?Sections: Newsweek covers a wide range of topics in National 
and International Affairs, Business, Science & Technology, 
Medicine, Family and Arts & Entertainment. Additional coverage 
is provided through ?The Tip Sheet,? a how-to newsletter for 
consumers covering topical subjects, such as health, money and 

This according to:

The Tip Sheet is a 4-5 page section.  Stories have a  ?service spin.?

The current magazine issue includes a roundup review of a group of 
books on unemployment by Jennifer Barrett, of Newsweek. You can see 
that at


Editor: Mark Whitaker
Managing Editor: Jon Meacham
Newsweek, 251 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019
Toll free phone number: 800-631-1040
Local phone number: 212-445-4000
A general e-mail for the editors is:

Body and Soul Magazine : circ. 200,000

This magazine is aimed at women.

I suppose anything published by New Age Publishing could be deemed ?progressive??

Does do book reviews in every issue.

Also does feature articles that might include you. Contents of the 
current issue can be found at:

You can contact:
Seth Bauer
Body & Soul Magazine
PO Box 2073
Marion OH 43306-8173 

Spirituality and Health Magazine: circ. 85,000

Does book reviews. You can see the current ones at:

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat  do the book reviews.
You can send your book to them at:

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
15 West 24th Street, 10th floor
New York, New York 10010

I know that you want business publications slanted toward 
your type of book, but I?m also including three of the biggest 
circulation general business magazines. You owe it to yourself 
to try and get the biggest exposure possible. Even if they?re 
not pre-disposed to seek out progressive books on management, 
with the right pitch letteryou might entice them. After all, they 
want to appear eclectic and with it.

First I did a Google search for Top Ten Business Magazines

Found: Top Ten Links at:

They sorted the Top Ten by Editors Picks and Popularity. I picked 
Popularity to find the largest circulation. 

The three below appear best suited to your needs:

Forbes Magazine 

Does book reviews.

Paul Maidment
Executive Editor, Forbes
Charles Dubow
Executive Editor, Lifestyle
28 West 23rd Street,11th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone (212) 366-8900 Fax (212) 366-8804	


Business Week

Business Week  does carry book reviews. A recent one, by  Thomas D.
Sullivan , ?Why Design Matters: Two new books illustrate why good
design is crucial to keeping modern technology working safely -- 
and also makes people feel better.?

Another is:
"A Lifeline for Those Jobless and Adrift
Much-fired author Michael Laskoff learned the hard way how to 
beat the pink-slip blues. That's what makes his new book is 
so valuable." 

Mailing addresses for the North American bureaus are at:

Here is the New York Bureau:

1221 Avenue of The Americas
43rd fl.
New York, New York 10020

Senior Editors are: James C. Cooper (Bus. Outlook), Peter Elstrom, 
Neil Gross, Mary Kuntz, Jeffrey M. Laderman, Christopher Power, 
Jane A. Sasseen, Ciro Scotti, John Templeman, Lee Walczak 
(Washington), Elizabeth Weiner

Fortune Magazine

Fortune does do book reviews, and ?Career? articles.

Xana Antunes is executive editor at FORTUNE,
Managing Editor Rik Kirkland

Editors can be contacted by mail at 
1271 Sixth Avenue, 16th Floor, 
New York, NY 10020

Here?s another I?d suggest because they?re most likely to be
interested in North Carolinians:

North Carolina Magazine- circulation 16,200

?North Carolina magazine has served as "The Voice of Business, 
Industry and the Professions" since 1943. As the official 
publication of NCCBI, the monthly magazine covers management, 
foreign trade, public policy, legal and judicial issues, 
economic development, legislative and regulatory issues, 
and other topics.? Since you are in North Carolina, they 
might be interested in talking with 
you, as a native son author.

They?re at:

The August issue will have a small business focus, so if you 
pitch your ideas and book before June 30, someone could interview 
you about how your management techniques would work in small 
business for the August issue.

Here are three editorial contacts:
·Editor Steve Tuttle, 919-836-1411, 
·Managing Editor Mike Lancaster, 919-836-1408, 
·Senior Editor Kevin Brafford, 919-836-1412, 

The Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion 

This is is an academic journal, perhaps too academic for your 
purposes. It?s intended to be a venue for academic research and 
ideas.It is new this year, and does do book reviews. I?m including 
it because the combination of management and spirituality is such 
a close match thematically with your book. The editorial board is 
comprised mainly of academics. Perhaps they?d like to use your book 
to teach their courses?

The editors and editorial board can be found below. If you know, 
or know of, any of these individuals, perhaps they?d like to 
review your book for the magazine or assign it to a reviewer.

You can contact the  editors at the e-mail addresses on the top 
address above. If you?d like to contact the editorial board or 
submit an article yourself, you can through :

The Workplace Spirituality Website

topic, althoughit is a website, not a magazine. You?d have to provide 
your own article for no money. The Workplace Spirituality Website 
is at:

The Editor is Nancy Smith, she is a minister and writer, and is 
looking for perspectives other than Christian, since she offers 
the Christian one.

There?s a section in the site called ?Applying Spiritual Values 
on the Job,? which sounds right for you.

To contact her, e-mail :

Anyway, this should give you a good start toward marketing your
book. If there is anything incomplete or unclear, please hit the
?Clarify Answer? button, and I?ll respond.

Good luck in getting some dynamite reviews!

Google Answers Researcher

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douglas111-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $15.00
Answer seemed very thorough; some of the suggestions were a better fit
than others, but that's to be expected.. overall, this gives me a good
head start... am pleased with the way this worked; I was skeptical,
and this is a good first experience with Google answers; I'll use it

Subject: Re: Business magazines for book reviews
From: cath-ga on 10 Jun 2004 09:24 PDT
Thank you for the kind rating and generous tip! Glad you're satisfied,
and happy to be of service. cath-ga
Subject: Re: Business magazines for book reviews
From: divanov-ga on 17 Jun 2004 08:05 PDT
Knowledge@Wharton reviews books as well.

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