Frequently Asked Questions







Does Urban Book Source publish books?

We do not publish books. The Urban Book Source is an information source for readers, writers, authors, publishers and vendors of urban literature.



Are you a literary agency? Do you represent authors/writers? Can you refer authors/writers to literary agents?

No. UBS is not a literary agency and does not market, pitch, or represent any authors/writers nor do we refer authors/writers to literary agents.



How do I get featured?
Please see Get Featured. Be Heard.



How can I keep UBS informed?
Send your latest developments to: news@urbanbooksource.com



How can I become a book reviewer?
Please see reviewing.



How can I get involved?
At this point The Urban Book Source is not actively seeking additional contributors, however, if you feel you have an article/editorial worthy of being showcased please forward it to our attention at: news@urbanbooksource.com. Please keep in mind UBS publishes exclusive content only.



How can I join your mailing list?
Simply send your first and last name to: news@urbanbooksource.com



Is UBS affiliated with Urban Books?
No. The Urban Book Source has no ties or relations in any way to Urban Books, the book publisher.



How can I advertise on UBS and what are your rates?
Send an email to: advertise@urbanbooksource.com and will we forward you our rates and placement chart.



Where are the UBS offices located?
We are based out of the New York Metropolitan area.



Does UBS review books?
Yes. For more information on book reviews, please see submissions.



What type of books do you review?
The Urban Book Source reviews books from all genres.



Do you review advanced galley copies?
Yes. For more information please see submissions.



Do you review/read manuscripts?
No.



How can I receive a blurb for my book?
Please see submissions.



How can I get my book reviewed?
Please see submissions.



What is the process for book reviews?
Once your book is received, it is logged into our Book Checklist where it awaits to be read by a reviewer. You may check back from time to time to view the status of your book in review. Please do not contact us regarding your book once it has been logged in our Book Checklist. All books will be reviewed in the order they were received.



How long does it take for a book review?
A book review can take anywhere from 1-2 months.



Where can I see my book review once it is published?
All book reviews are posted on The Urban Book Source, Amazon.com, and other available outlets.



Why doesn’t UBS review electronic (ebooks, pdf) submissions?
Due to the lack of portability and convenience, UBS does not review electronic submissions.



Why doesn’t UBS review manuscripts/unpublished works?
The Urban Book Source is not a publishing company, therefore manuscript submissions are not accepted.



I can’t sign into your forums, even after I registered.
Be sure you have validated your registration through your email. Once you have registered for the UBS forums, you will receive an email confirming your signup, you must view this email and confirm that you have willingly signed up for the forum. If you are still experiencing problems, feel free to contact us.



Does UBS sell books wholesale or distribute books?
No. We are not a book wholesaler or distributor.



Do you ship/send books to prisons?

Yes. We sell books through our affiliate Amazon.com, who prepares, handles and ships all book orders. You may add the desired prison address as your "shipping" destination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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