Shelf Unbound

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Shelf Unbound
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&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title:</strong> <em>Shelf Unbound</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: N/A <strong>Website:</strong> <a title="Shelf Unbound" href="http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/</a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission: "</strong><em>Shelf Unbound</em> book review magazine [...] features the best of small press and independent books."[1. "2016 Media Kit," ShelfMediaGroup.com, accessed November 14, 2016, <a href="http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/108/pdf/2016-media-kit_2016-02-03_14-08-14.pdf">http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/108/pdf/2016-media-kit_2016-02-03_14-08-14.pdf</a>] <strong>Target audience:</strong> "Avid readers."[2. "<a href="http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/108/pdf/2016-media-kit_2016-02-03_14-08-14.pdf">2016 Media Kit</a>."] <strong>Publisher:</strong> Shelf Media Group.[3."<a href="http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/108/pdf/2016-media-kit_2016-02-03_14-08-14.pdf">2016 Media Kit</a>."] <strong>Peer reviewed?</strong> No.[4. "About," ShelfMediaGroup.com, accessed November 14, 2016, <a href="http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/about.html">http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/about.html</a>] <strong>Type:</strong> Civilian publication. <strong>Medium:</strong> Online Magazine.[5. "Subscribe," ShelfMediaGroup.com, accessed November 14, 2016, <a href="http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/subscribe.html">http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/subscribe.html</a>] <strong>Content:</strong> Book reviews and author interviews.[6. "<a href="http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/about.html">About</a>."] <strong>Frequency of publication:</strong> Bimonthly.[7. "<a href="http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/108/pdf/2016-media-kit_2016-02-03_14-08-14.pdf">2016 Media Kit</a>."] <h4>About the publication's submission guidelines</h4> <strong>Location of submission guidelines:</strong> <a title="Shelf Unbound Submission Guidelines" href="http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/shelf_media_group_mymarkettoolkit_com/pdf/shelf_submission_guidelines_2010.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/shelf_media_group_mymarkettoolkit_com/pdf/shelf_submission_guidelines_2010.pdf</a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted:</strong> From the submission guidelines: "At this time, we are only accepting courtesy essays and reviews for publication."[8. "Submission Guidelines," ShelfMediaGroup.com, accessed November 14, 2016, <a title="Shelf Press Release 2010" href="http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/shelf_media_group_mymarkettoolkit_com/pdf/shelf_submission_guidelines_2010.pdf">http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/shelf_media_group_mymarkettoolkit_com/pdf/shelf_submission_guidelines_2010.pdf</a>] <strong>Submission and review process:</strong> "If you would like to submit an indie book review or essay for consideration (up to 1,500 words), e-mail the text to edit [at] shelfmediagroup.com. Please indicate in your e-mail that you are making a courtesy submission and identify the blog or website address you would like the published piece to be linked to, if appropriate."[9. "<a href="http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/shelf_media_group_mymarkettoolkit_com/pdf/shelf_submission_guidelines_2010.pdf">Submission Guidelines</a>."] <strong>Editorial tone:</strong> Informal and engaging. <strong>Style guide used:</strong> None specified. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> <em>Shelf Unbound</em> publishes book reviews and author interviews in the fiction/non-fiction field. As such, this publication does not apply directly to LIS authors but it may be a fun way to gain some publication experience. This publication may appeal to those wishing to write book reviews on books that interest them, or who want to flex their readers' advisory skills. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation:</strong> According to the website, this online magazine is distributed to more than 125,000 readers in 70 countries.[10. "<a href="http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/about.html">About</a>."] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations:</strong> Based in the United States but distributed globally via online subscriptions and website. American English and content appears to be geared towards a US audience. <strong>Reader characteristics:</strong> As this site is directed towards small and indie publishers, books and authors selected will come from these publishers. According to the <a href="http://useast.mymarkettoolkit.com/shelf_media_group_mymarkettoolkit_com/pdf/media-kit-2012.pdf">2012 media kit</a>, readers of <em>Shelf Unbound</em> are: <ul> <li>75% are between the ages of 31 and 65</li> <li>96% describe themselves as regular or fanatic readers</li> <li>60% have annual household income over $50,000</li> <li>17% have annual household income over $100,000</li> <li>48 % have purchased and/or read a book they discovered in <em>Shelf Unbound</em></li> <li>30% are in book clubs</li> <li>85% have recommended <em>Shelf Unbound</em> to a friend or say they are likely to do so.</li> </ul> <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter:</strong> None can be assumed. <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> Avid readers are always searching for the next good book and tend to read on a variety of subjects. This site appears to be a fun place in which to explore indie books on just about any topic. <strong>Last updated: </strong>November 14, 2016 <hr /> <strong>References</strong>
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