Review Policy as of September 2013
If you have a novel you would like to submit for review please consider the following and then let me know about your work!
What kind of books do you accept for review?
I read a variety of books in most genres, although my favorites are historical fiction, general fiction and non-fiction. I am not a fan of and sci-fi, young adult fiction, heavy horror, nor self-help or Christian fiction. Additionally, while I understand how difficult it is for authors to promote their work, I am not accepting self-published books for review at this time.
What about e-books and audiobooks?
I greatly prefer paper review copies, but I am willing to read and review e-books (PDF or Kindle for Mac format). I do not review audiobooks.
When will the review be posted?
Real-life time constraints means that I can’t always respond to every query e-mail as quickly as I like, and that I can’t accept every book that looks interesting. Often the requests of independent authors come second to books that I have committed to review for a virtual book tour or have made a firm commitment with an author or publisher to read and review by a certain date (especially, pre-release and at release). However, please know if I accept your novel I will read it and will share my thoughts with you directly and on my blog.
Does your blog feature only reviews?
No. I am always happy to host author interviews, guest posts, giveaways, etc. that accompany my review. However, I will not feature books that I have not read.
What happens if you don’t like the novel I submit?
I do my best to accept only books that I think I will enjoy. However, I honestly review every book that I read, and my acceptance of a review copy does not guarantee a positive review. In cases where I did not enjoy a book as much as I thought I would, I always do my best to describe my reasons in such a way that my readers can draw their own conclusions about whether or not the book would be a good fit for them.
Where will your review be posted?
All reviews are posted to this blog and will gladly add post to Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, etc. at your request.
When will your review be posted?
Although I cannot guarantee how quickly I will read and review books, I will honor posting date commitment arranged in advance. Otherwise, my general rule is that I review novels in the order they are received.
How do I submit a request for a review?
I appreciate your taking the time to check out my blog! If you would like to discuss a review for your novel; please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.