Publishers Weekly Reviews The Kissing Sailor

There are many indicators that point to the potential for a book’s success.  One of the most closely-watched and widely-regarded is Publisher’s Weekly.

Publisher’s Weekly isn’t well-known to many outside the publishing world.  Publishers Weekly, also known as PW, is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents.  Published continuously since 1872, it has carried the tagline, “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling.”  With 51 issues a year, the emphasis today is on book reviews.

The magazine began as The Publishers’ Weekly (with an apostrophe), a collective catalog for publishers to pool their resources. That listing of books enabled booksellers to learn about forthcoming titles, and eventually the publication expanded to include features and articles.  Publishers’ Weekly reviews have become the sine qua non of the publishing world.

The PW review for The Kissing Sailor, the story about the most iconic photograph in American History is extraordinarily positive.  Sixty-five years after this picture was taken, interest in this picture, this event, this moment, has not flagged, it has only intensified, and the PW review captures that sentiment.  See the attached PW review for The Kissing Sailor.

Publishers Weekly Review for The Kissing Sailor

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