J. W. Coffey, Literary Examiner

My name is Jesse V. R. Coffey. I'm a writer (as J. W. Coffey), a reader, a book seller, and a news columnist. But most of all I love books. All books. I love to read and I love to write. I also know a bit about the industry from the inside out.

Look, I know how hard it is to get noticed. I'm an author too--all of my books have been published by either a subsidy press or a small indie publisher. No one takes you seriously if you're not published by the bigger houses. You're doing your own marketing, your own leg work, and if you're very lucky, someone with a blog will review your book for you.

I'm offering an alternative. I write a column for an online news site at examiner.com, for the Lexington, KY area. My column, however, has been picked up by other sites throughout the country, seen nationally. I want to read your book and post my honest, fair review. I specialize in indie presses and subsidy/self-published books, but that doesn't stop me from reviewing all books, especially if I happen to be a fan of the authors. I have to give Kentucky authors and publishers first look but that doesn't mean I won't read books by authors and publishers from other states.

Please feel free to explore the site to find out more about me, my books, and news. To find information on how to send me your book, click on the Contact Me button.