Book Reviews: Info for Energy Authors, Publishers and Publicists
Should we review your book about energy and sustainable business? Here’s most of what you need to know, and how to contact us for more information.
Writing a book and getting it published is a monumental task. Please accept our heartfelt congratulations!
When we review books
We review ARCs and galleys prior to their release, based on a full reading. Our review goes online before the book’s scheduled release date.
If your book (any edition) is available on Amazon today, good for you! The need for reviews soon will be filled by your readers; however, the window of interest in editorial reviews will close before we could finish a full reading review.
What books we review
We review forthcoming books that are relevant to our non-technical business audience, about various aspects of energy. We review books about any region of the world, as long as the book will be sold in the U.S., Canada, or the U.K.
Here’s a preliminary self-test of whether your book topic will be of interest to Energy Priorities readers:
- Energy Efficiency– Saving electricity, whether for economic or environmental reasons. Commercial, industrial and residential. Topics such as demand response and time-of-use tariffs also are relevant.
- Green Building — Building automation, efficiency, data center energy, and other areas related to commercial real estate or home-building, such as sustainable urban design. The interface between buildings and the grid .
- Renewable Energy — How commercial, industrial, residential and other facilities can put on-site renewable energy sources to work today, and what’s over the horizon. Also green power purchase and REC strategies for business.
- Energy Policy — Public policies that affect businesses and their supply chains. Our focus is on incentives and mandates regarding electricity supply, delivery and use, and on climate-change/carbon policy.
- Energy Business — Business literature specifically for companies and entrepreneurs involved in developing and commercializing new energy technologies. Our focus is primarily on demand-side products and related services for commercial, industrial, multi-family and other facilities.
- Sustainable Urban Development — Planning, public transit and other developments in the effort to reduce the impact of cities on climate change.
- Peak oil, petropolitics, energy security, energy independence, and related concepts solely about petroleum.
- Personal transportation (hybrid cars, PEHVs, electric bikes) and the auto industry.
- Green living, odorless composting made easy, and related concepts solely for consumer/residential audiences.
- Solar power made easy, how to build your own wind turbine, make your Prius a plug-in, and related subjects solely for consumers and hobbyists.
- Selecting low-VOC paints and recycled carpets for your building, and related concepts that do not have electric energy (efficiency, renewables, passive solar, etc.) as a main topic.
- HVAC and the coefficient of performance, analysis of green remodeling materials, and related material written solely for technical professionals or trades.
- Vegetation management strategies, ETRM, MDM and other topics solely about the utility industry.
We’re personally interested in all of these topics (well, maybe not vegetation management), but Energy Priorities serves a very specific purpose in the media world. If the “No” list describes your book, there are other publications that would be much better for your book and we recommend that you pursue those publications instead. If your title is aimed at homeowners or consumers, don’t despair, because these days almost every mainstream consumer publication has a quota for “green” content.
How to start
We read and respond to e-mail requests. Use the link below to send us a blurb. Include the planned publication date in your e-mail.
We’ll look at any energy-related book you want to send to us. Sending an ARC or galley is no guarantee that we’ll review it. We respect your copyright and your publishing schedule. We don’t return books or galleys except by prior arrangement.
To request that we review your forthcoming book, or for the Energy Priorities book reviewer’s shipping address, please contact us. Remember to include title, author, and planned date of first release.
Good luck with your book!