My Review Policy
Thank you for your interest in using my blog to promote a book! Over ninety percent of my reading comes from my local library or public domain ebooks, but I very occassionally accept a review copy. Here’s what you need to know before sending me an e-mail.
I do not:
- participate in blog tours
- host author guest posts, interviews, or giveaways
- post reviews anywhere but on this blog (no LibraryThing, no Amazon, etc.)
- accept copies of self-published books (unless the author has other books that were traditionally published and the book meets a criterion listed below)
- accept a book for review unless it meets the conditions listed below
Most of review copies I do read these days are ones I find for myself on Netgalley. If you’d like to pitch a book to me, please make sure that it meets at least one of the following criteria (the more it meets, the more likely I’ll accept the pitch):
- it is published by a small, independent press or university press
- it is translated
- it is an older book being re-issued
- it is a nonfiction book by an academic author with a non-mainstream point of view
- the author is one of my favourites (see my sidebar or about page) or you’ve seen a very positive review of one of his/her previous books on this blog
- the author is from outside of the US or UK
- the author is a person of colour
When I accept a book, it’s for review consideration; I might begin the book, find it’s not my cup of tea, and abandon it. In this case, I will not post about it. If I do read all of it, I will blog about it. However, due to my uncertain health, I cannot usually commit to a timeframe (if I have e-mailed you expressing interest, instead of vice versa, then I’ll be happy to publish the review when you’d like). Also, due to pain from typing, my post will most likely only be between 200 and 500 words. If this is a problem, please do not e-mail me.
Finally, I prefer ebook review copies, so if you have a file compatible with the Nook ereader, please mention that in your e-mail.
Be aware that if I recieve a pitch/request that doesn’t match what I stated here, and which obviously shows that the e-mailer did not read my policy before sending, I create a Google filter to immediately delete future e-mails from that address. However, I’m happy to receive e-mails from those who have read this policy and think they’ll be a great fit: I love discovering new presses and/or authors or new books from old favourites! :)