Book Review Policy

 

Half the fun of reading a good book is telling others about it. This blog is about spreading the joys and sorrows I experience when reading I post book reviews every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The books I read are given to me as gifts, I buy myself, or are borrowed from my local library or Scribd. I do accept review copies from authors, publishers, and publicists.

You Should Know… 

  1. All reviews will be honest, but fair. If a book doesn’t appeal to me, I will give it a one- or two-star rating (see rating system below) and fairly explain why.
  2. I will only review books that I’ve actually read. This might mean suffering through a few hundred pages but then I get to write about the torture.
  3. I have the right to decline review offers, but I will respond to every request I receive. If you do not hear from me within two (2) weeks, feel free to contact me again and let me know that it’s the second time you’re reaching out to me.
  4. I’m open to reading most genres, but I’m most interested in these genres: Fantasy, drama, mystery, young adult fiction, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, business skills non-fiction, historical fiction, poetry, memoir, dystopian fiction, and some young adult fiction. (Please note: I will not accept any erotica, vampire fiction, or explicit genres. It’s just not my cup of coffee.)
  5. I suggest looking at my Goodreads to see what kinds of books interest me.
  6. In addition to my blog, I will post the reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.
  7. The books may take up to a couple of months before I post the review on my blog and elsewhere depending on how many books I have in my queue ahead of you.

If You’re an Author or Publisher… 

1. I accept PDF files of the book, Kindle versions, and print copies.

2. I accept self-published books.

3. I mention in my reviews how I receive all my books. I will note I “received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.”

4. At the end of each review, I will add a quick blurb about the author. (Please note: I will only do this if social media links and a brief bio is given to me when contacting me about a review.)

5. Please take a look at previous book reviews I’ve done to get a feel for how I do things.

6. Please use the contact form below to pitch a book. Otherwise, the request will be overlooked. Please remember that you’re pitching me your book. This does not mean I will definitely accept the book to be read and reviewed.

When contacting me, please include…

  • Title and author
  • Genre
  • A brief summary
  • Why you chose me to read and review your work

If accepted for review, I will ask for…

  • An image of the book cover
  • A PDF file of the manuscript
  • Links to the book on Goodreads and Amazon
  • Optional: Links to the author’s website and social media
  • Optional: A brief bio of the author and a JPEG image of the author

Book Recommendations

1. If you’re not an author or publisher and would just like to recommend a book you think I might like, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

2. When recommending a book, please include the title and author’s name so I may easily find it. It would also be helpful if you left a link to Amazon or Goodreads, but a title and author are all I need.

3. I will review books that are recommended to me, but please note that recommendations may take a while to read and review for various reasons: when and where I receive a copy of the book or how many books I already have lined up (from authors or otherwise).

Rating System 

I will rate every book I review using the five-star rating system:

5 stars
I absolutely loved it. I would recommend the book.

4 stars
I liked it. I would recommend the book.

3 stars
It was okay. I may recommend the book.

2 stars
I didn’t like it, but I could tolerate it. I would not recommend the book.

1 star
I didn’t like it at all. I would not recommend the book.

Contact Me 

After you’ve read the above information, use the contact form below if…

  • You’re an author or publisher and would like me to review your book.
  • You have a book recommendation for me

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