Springer now offers more than 10,000 books for review on springer.com. The online book review copies encompass all fields of the English-language eBooks that have been published since 2006. This service is designed for journalists, editors and book reviewers who are granted temporary reading access. The list of available titles will be updated continually.
After filling out a simple registration form, reviewers receive access to their selected online book review copies for six months, and are allowed to review up to ten books simultaneously. Books that have not yet been published can be reserved and reviewers are notified by email when they are available. Reviewers can upload their published reviews and once the date of appearance has been confirmed, the reviewer can order a print copy of the book free of charge.
In addition to Springer books, review copies of titles from Humana Press, Current Medicine Group and Birkhäuser Boston are also available online. The next step will be to make Springer's German-language books available for online book reviews.
This service is part of Springer's ePublishing strategy. "Finally journalists and reviewers can benefit from the advantages eBooks provide. There is no need to wait for delivery of the books by post and book review copies can be accessed comfortably, quickly and at any time of the day. In addition, some titles previously unavailable for review, such as our first-class Major Reference Works, can now be reviewed using this new system," said Doris Drechsler, Team Leader Book Reviews at Springer.