I would love to read your book and review it on my blog, but I mostly blog about books I award 4 stars or more.
Just to make sure there is no ambiguity about where I stand as a reviewer please read my blog post I Am Not On Your Payroll.
When sending me a mobi file of your book, please ensure that the file is labelled with the title of your book and the author’s name. Every year I receive at least 6-8 books without this information and it causes delays as I’m more likely to overlook an unnamed file on my Kindle ereader.
I offer to review books honestly for no reward other than the opportunity to read your book. I make no money from my blog or my book reviews. I am not a publicist. I am NOT an author, and am not aspiring to be a writer of any kind, I am just a reader. If you feel that makes my review less valuable to you or valid please do not submit your book to be read and reviewed by me. Likewise if you have difficulty accepting criticism.
Everyone’s time is precious to them. My reviews aren’t school book reports but just a brief account of how a book made me feel and how much I liked it and what, if anything, irked or irritated me in the book. Mostly books I have awarded 4 stars or more are featured on my blog.
Book reviews that appear on this blog also appear on Goodreads, Smashwords and Amazon currently (if I remember, gentle prodding if I don’t remember to add my review to Amazon is allowed). I write a brief description of the book I am reviewing on my own words followed by how I found it and what aspects of the book I enjoyed. I don’t give away spoilers and the time it takes to read a book depends on its length and readability.
I would be delighted to review books for authors but I request you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief synopsis. Review requests left as comments left on my blog post requesting reviews will not be given any priority and will not be considered for review. I primarily review thrillers. I love crime, thriller, mysteries, psychological thrillers, horror and historical thrillers, I tolerate romance and biographies and rarely accept fantasy or humour.
I do not like anthologies, short stories are just not my thing. If I have not listed your genre here please do enquire via email. I read books for various book publicity companies and other book blogs also with whom I enjoy collaborating.
I am now subscribed to both Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners Lending Library, so authors seeking reviews who do not have a mobi file of their book but have made the book available through either of these routes to Amazon customers, can just email me for a review at email@example.com with a brief synopsis and link to their book. However, due to the sheer numbers of authors asking me to review their book via Kindle Unlimited this will significantly add to the waiting time of a review.
I read a lot but am equally inundated by emails for book reviews. I cannot read every book I am asked to review so I do unfortunately have to pass on a lot of requests as I receive on average eight review requests a day. If I have read your book it will be rated on Goodreads. ANY BOOK SENT TO ME FOR REVIEW IS NEVER PASSED ONTO A THIRD PARTY AND IS DELETED AFTER I HAVE READ AND REVIEWED IT.
I take no payment or gifts for reviews. I used to feedback to authors more personally by email about their books but a few less than ideal experiences have discouraged me to do so routinely. If you wish to have more personal feedback after I have published a review of your book, please email me.
This blog has a strictly NO SPOILERS policy. I reveal very little about plot, only what appears in the description of the book.
Due to the huge number of review requests I receive I do not publish reviews of books I have awarded 3 stars or less on Goodreads.com on my blog starting from October 2014. Mostly books that I award 4 stars and above will be promoted on my blog.
My review posts are shared on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Tumblr and Google+. I always try to maximise the exposure of my reviews and do my best to promote the books I have loved reading. If I am missing something or you have suggestions to link my reviews on sites I am not currently on, by all means I am happy to try new things.
Please note: From July 2014 onwards I will have an additional category for advance book reviews. These are books I review before their publication date, the reviews for which can be published online prior to the book being released or to coincide with the release date.
I have reduced the number of book tours I will get involved with to accommodate more time to reading books I have been sent to read directly by authors.
Backlinks to my blog from authors whom I have reviewed are greatly appreciated. 😁
PLEASE CONTACT ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU ARE SEEKING A BOOK REVIEW. Leaving comments on this blog post as opposed to contacting me via the guidelines on this page will not get your book put on my review list.