The book review publications began as a collaboration between founders, Heidi and Ross, who, in 2008, had just started dating. Ross, a voracious reader, had this crazy idea of starting his how book review publication, because there was nothing on the market then that was giving him the volume of book suggestions he was after.
With Heidi’s background in marketing and graphic design, she thought they’d make a great team to launch this new business.
And, so Sacramento Book Review was born on their kitchen table.
San Francisco Book Review was formed in 2009, after a successful year of publishing Sacramento Book Review. We were distributing SBR in the Bay Area, and many readers were asking when we were going to make one for the Bay Area. And so, SFBR was born. Since launching SFBR, we also launched Manhattan Book Review, Seattle Book Review, and Tulsa Book Review.
Adding to the Success
Since launching in 2008, we’ve added a couple licensees to the mix: Portland Book Review and San Diego Book Review. Licensing is the perfect marketing tool for libraries. If your library is interested in more information, please contact us.
In 2014, we decided to start Kids’ BookBuzz, which is exclusively done by kids from 5 years old to 18 years old.
Where We’re at Today
Since 2008, we have since expanded our services to assist independent writers with creating and marketing their book(s) and websites through cover design, author appearance marketing (we’ve designed tables and products for book conferences and book signings), website SEO, book review video services, and more services to come in the future.
We went from just Heidi and Ross working at their kitchen table to having an office (which closely resembles a book store) in East Sacramento. There’s much more to come from us, so keep an eye on new services we offer to authors and publicists.