Saturday, March 14, 2009

Book Review Policy

If you are an author, publisher or publicity agent and have a book you would like me to review, here are some guidelines to read before contacting me.
At this time I am only reviewing fiction in the following genres: Literary/contemporary fiction, Mystery including cozies, thrillers/suspense, Children's lit, Chick-lit, Romance, Historical and Young Adult.
Genres I do not review: Non-fiction, Westerns, Sci-Fi, Erotica, Horror or anything to do with vampires and/or shapeshifters.
E-books are never reviewed.
Self-Published books will be considered on an individual basis if they fall within the accepted reviewing genres.
Schedule: I try my utmost to read the submitted book in a timely manner. It is not always feasible or guaranteed that this will be done before or close to publication date. Right now I am only accepting books for review that will be published no earlier than October 1st, 2010. [updated as of 06/11/10]
Reviews: The fact that I have accepted a book for review is not a guarantee of a positive one. All books are reviewed with an honest opinion. If I don't like an aspect of the book, whether it be the writing itself, the plot or the unbelievability of a character, I deem it my right to say so. If the book is so distastful to me that I cannot even finish it, I will notify you and it will be your decision as to whether you still want the book reviewed or just passed over. If you are overly sensitive about your work and cannot handle an honest opinion, please look elsewhere for a reviewer.
Publishing of review: Any book accepted by me from a direct solicitation will be reviewed here on my blog and may also be published on retail sites such as Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble. I am also a member of several networking sites, such as Bookblogs.ning, Goodreads and LibraryThing. Reviews may be also published on these sites. If you would like a review published on a specific site, please state it in your request.
Tours, interviews, guest posts and giveaways will be considered based upon the book selection and my time schedule.
Arcs are never sold but may be passed on to other readers who may or may not review them or they may become a part of my permanent library. *As per the new FTC guidelines, sources of review copies are always acknowledged. The receipt of a review copy does in no way guarantee a positive review.
You can contact me at florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com.


  1. Very nice! This is well written and very clear. I've been thinking about this too and after you pointed out some discussions about it I now have a better idea of what to write. Thanks for your help. I'll have plenty more questions for you! :)

  2. Sorry Pudgy, I didn't bring any phish this visit but I'll bring extra next time!

  3. I'm impressed - very clear and consise.Makes me think maybe I should write one...

  4. I've been thinking of adding something like this as well!


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