Review Submission Guidelines
Retailing Insight regularly features reviews of the latest books, music CDs, DVDs, and giftware for the body-mind-spirit industry. Would you like your product to be one of them? Please follow the steps below to ensure your product is given full consideration by our team of independent reviewers.
Steps to getting reviewed in Retailing Insight
Make sure your product meets the following criteria for consideration in the magazine:
- The product must be available for sale to retailers in the U.S. at wholesale prices, whether it is distributed through your company or through a wholesale distributor.
- The product must be new. For music and giftware, it should be no more than 6 months old. For books, we work ahead of the publication date by as much as 5 months, so we need to hear about your book as early as possible, but at the least 2 months before the publication date. For DVDs, contacting us at least 2 months before the release date will help us post the review in conjunction with the release date.
- Submit one of the forms to the right to the appropriate reviewer to tell them about your product.
If the reviewer you've contacted is interested in reviewing your product, they will email you back* with instructions on where to send a sample or review copy.
Please do not send unsolicited products to our corporate office or directly to any reviewer; these submissions will not be considered and may be returned unopened.
*We do our best to respond to all review requests—and every request is given full consideration—but due to the volume of email we receive, we cannot directly inform those who have not been selected for review. If you haven't received a response within 15 business days, it is likely your product was not selected for review. However, if you would like confirmation, feel free to send a follow-up email to the appropriate reviewer to request a reply.
Please note: Our readers count on our independent and honest assessment of new products, and while we welcome product submissions from our advertisers, we give no preference to advertisers during the evaluation process.