Recently, the SLJ posted an article on how the books are chosen to be reviewed. It also answers the question of how they whittle down the selection, which, to me, was most interesting.
In 2009 we received more than 13,000 titles, of which 7,000 were logged into our system for possible review. We published 5,700 reviews, a record number.Clearly, having a good review in the School Library Journal can make a difference in whether you get into library collections. Any of you ever been reviewed in the SLJ? Have you gotten a review somewhere else that you thought made a difference in your sales?