How To Request a Book Review

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NOTE: I AM NOT ACCEPTING BOOK REVIEW REQUESTS AT THIS TIME.  (March 1, 2017)

I am behind on reviews and need to complete those I have already accepted before agreeing to review more.

I will post a note when I am accepting review requests again.  I will still participate in cover reveals, interview posts, guest posts, tours, and so forth.  

Chris

REVIEW POLICY

 

If you are interested in having me read and review a book, feel free to contact me, but first please check out the answers to some critical questions below.

WHAT BOOKS WILL I CONSIDER FOR A REVIEW?

I enjoy Speculative Fiction, including Fantasy, Steampunk, Gaslight, Urban Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Science Fiction, Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult, and Horror. I also enjoy Humor, Romance, Regency Romance, Neo-Victorian literature, and Westerns.

WHAT BOOKS I WILL AUTOMATICALLY DECLINE?

This is a hard-to-define category because there are always exceptions. If your story does not fit into the categories above, you can always ask.

Please look at some of the reviews and articles I have posted to get a feel for the type of literature that I enjoy.

WHAT FORMATS AM I WILLING TO REVIEW?

I prefer to read ebooks on my Kindle APP so send .mobi or .pdf format please. I will only review e-books at this time. It does not matter if book is an ARC or a finished copy. It can be submitted by an author, promoter, or publisher.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED A BOOK?

I am usually able to read and review a book within four to six months of receiving it. If you are a publisher, promoter, or author I already worked with before, I may be able to squeeze it in sooner.
This time-frame is subject to change in the future.

WHERE WILL MY REVIEW BE POSTED?

Since I like to share my opinions on books, I also post my reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

DO I PARTICIPATE IN BLOG TOURS?

Yes—please give me at least a month’s notice.

I try to have unique content on my blog, so if you want me to be part of your blog tour, I am willing to do a review, guest post, or interview.

Cover reveals are exceptions to this “unique content” rule. I am happy to help with reveals.

Check out my “5 Minutes With” author interviews. If this is something that will interest you, let me know.

AM I WILLING TO PUBLISH A GUEST POST BY THE AUTHOR OR AN INTERVIEW?

Yes. But it must be unique content. In other words, the author has to respond to the questions in my “5 Minutes With” author interviews or write a guest post for a topic that we both agree upon. Guest posts should be original and not previously published, although you are free to re-blog the posts from my site. I will generally share these posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

You can post it elsewhere a week after the publication date on my site.

CONTACT INFO

You can contact me via this email: pavesicbookreviews (at) gmail (dot) com

Please put Book Review Request in the subject line.

Please include some basic information about the book: title, author, format, genre(s), book cover (if available) and short description in your review request. Do not send the e-books in the original email.

Please send the e-books only when requested.

My usual response time is a few days.

PLEASE NOTE

I will not accept any monetary compensation from publishers or authors to write a positive review about a book.

All reviews on this blog are my personal, honest opinion.

All reviews that are published from these requests will include the disclaimer: “I received a review copy of this work in exchange for a fair and timely review.”

The author/publisher/promoter of the book is free to quote passages from the review and to use it in any type of promotion or advertising they wish.

2 comments

  1. Chris,

    Thanks for posting this. I hope to be submitting a query for a review to you soon. I’m in line edits now and just found out that I’m starting cover design today. (Squee!). I hope to have a book in the next few months and your blog is definitely on my list of review sites I plan to query.

    Thanks again for this post.

    Karissa Laurel

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