Review Policy

Hi! My blog is fairly young and you will probably notice that I don't have very many book reviews -- yet! I've loved reading for my entire life, and nothing feels better to me than to curl up with a good book at the end of a long day.

I am always looking for new books to review. So far I've done most of my selection by perusing the shelves at my local Half Price Books as well as by taking recommendations from my reading friends.

I want to read your book!

If you are an author or a publisher who has a new book that is getting ready for release or was recently released, and you're looking for some publicity for your book, please take a moment to e-mail me with a request for a review.  My policies can be found below, and my submission guidelines below them.

Review Policies

1. What I read: I am a very wide reader, and don't stick particularly to one or two genres. I will read: Contemporary fiction, humor, chick lit, fantasy, romance, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, self-help, biography, young adult, horror, true crime, mystery/suspense, conservative politics and knitting or crochet books.

I am especially interested in debut novels!

2. What I won't review: Erotica, religious texts (other than Christian books).

3. I may review: Science fiction, "paranormal," or liberal politics. I am not generally a fan of these genres, so please e-mail me with a synopsis of your book and I will decide whether or not it is something I would like to tackle.

If your book doesn't fit in with one of these categories, please e-mail me so that we can talk about it. Thanks!

4. Honesty in reviews: I am brutally honest in my reviews. If you submit a book to me, I will promise that you will get an honest review based on my experience with the book. If I think it's great, I'll give it four stars. If I could hardly choke it down, then I'll give it one star. If, by some stretch of the imagination, makes it onto my "favorites" shelf, I'll give it five stars. And I'll tell you why I responded to your book in the way that I did.

5. I will accept: Bound books only. I am happy to accept self-published books and ARCs as well as books that have been on the shelves for a while that need some promotion.

6. I will not accept: Ebooks. I don't have an ebook reader and don't like to read at the computer.

Submission Guidelines

1. Please e-mail me regarding your book and to request a review. I may not be able to review your book if my stack of books to be read and reviewed is too large. 

2. Send me a synopsis of your book. I will let you know whether or not your book is something I would be interested in reading. If not, I will be sure to let you know, so that neither of us wastes our time.

3. Give me a time line in which you need the book reviewed. This will help me to know whether or not I will be able to get your book in within the pre-determined period of time.

My Promise to You

1. I will give you a fair and honest review of your book. I am not inclined to mince words, and I will tell you not only whether or not I enjoyed the book, but why I enjoyed the book. I will always be honest in my review.

2. I will review your book in a timely manner. In most cases I will be able to review your book within three weeks of receipt.

3. I will post my review of your book here on Confessions of a Bibliophile as well as on Goodreads, Shelfari and Amazon (plus any websites you choose).  I will then tweet the link to your book on Amazon or the bookseller of your choice as well as adding a link to my review (here on the blog) to my Facebook Fan Page (and yours, if you have one).

Additional Information

1. Interviews: I would love to interview you about your book here on Confessions of a Bibliophile. If you are interested in an interview, please let me know and we will work things out and get it done to further promote your book!

2. Giveaways: I am happy to host a giveaway of your book if you would like to supply copies to allow me to do so. This helps to further promote your book.

3. Other Ideas: If you have any other ideas, please let me know so we can work together to promote your book!

You can find my e-mail address at the top right hand corner. Thanks!