Review Policy

Review policy
If you are an author or publisher looking for an honest book review I am more than happy to provide one. I will review books that are self published, ARCs, finished copies, through a publisher, directly from the author, just about anything!

Genres I’ll read:

I will accept almost any genre and I will try and offer an honest and well thought out review of any book. Generally I read a range of fiction books and I am happy to cover most genres though I tend not to review non-fiction but there may be exceptions. There are genres though that I will not consider. These include:

● Erotica

● Horror (though Thriller/Suspense is still acceptable)

Acceptable formats:

I will happily accept an ebook or a paperback/hardback copy (physical copies are more fun but shipping is an understandable problem so I don’t mind which). Formats for ebooks are either .mobi or .pdf, or if you want to gift it through Amazon/Smashwords etc that is perfectly acceptable as well.

Review Expectations:

The length of my reviews are usually around 500 words but can vary between 500-1000. I aim to write reviews that are 100% honest and if I point out any issues I have I do so in a constructive and suitable manner. I have no desire and see no benefit in being unhelpful in my critiquing.

If you have supplied me with an ARC copy you can also be assured that there will be no sharing or duplications of the copy even after the review has been published.

When writing a review I will include the following things:

  • The book title
  • Author
  • Publication date
  • Publisher
  • Page numbers
  • Synopsis (typically from Goodreads, Amazon, or from supplied book blurb)
  • Book cover
  • Purchase links*

If you would like any more details or any specific information included in addition to those mentioned on the list please let me know and I will be happy to include it.

*Note: Usually I will get purchase links through Amazon and/or from information posted on author/publisher websites. If you want to include the details about where your book can be purchased in your contact email you’re welcome to but don’t worry, it’s not compulsory.

Time Frame:

Once I have received a book I will aim to get a review up as soon as possible but if there is a particular day or before/after a certain date you would like the review to go up please let me know.

Please be aware that if I have a lot of review requests lined up I will review them in the order I was asked (if no publication date has been requested) so this may postpone a review publication slightly so please be patient, the review will still come.

Rating system:

Before giving a book a rating I consider everything I did and did not like about it, most of which will be explained in my review, but as a general guide I follow these rules when providing a rating.

★   ★   ★   ★   ★   – 5 Stars   It was amazing
★   ★   ★   ★   – 4 Stars   I really liked it
★   ★   ★  – 3 Stars   I liked it
★   ★  – 2 Stars   It was ok
 – 1 Stars   I didn’t like it

Where I post:

I will post my review on the blog, Goodreads, and Amazon. The reviews posted on Goodreads and Amazon will be a shorter, edited version though, mainly because long reviews on Amazon/Goodreads are not always helpful but I will always include a link to the longer version on the blog. If there is anywhere else you would like my review published just let me know.

Also, when I have posted the review I will email you with the link to let you know!

Contact:

You can contact me by filling out the form on the Contact page or through my Goodreads profile, or via Facebook or Twitter. I am based in Australia so please bear that in mind when it comes to requesting reviews. Please also note that if for any reason I am unable to provide you with a review after agreeing to do so, I will inform you as soon as possible with my apologies.

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