Blog Book Review Policy

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Welcome Authors!

 

UPDATE: THE BOOK REVIEW REGISTRY IS CURRENTLY OPEN.

Note:

There is now a $20 readers fee for book reviews. This readers fee is for your review to be published to my blog, not amazon. I (or anyone else) cannot guarantee Amazon reviews. Amazon does not allow payment of any kind in exchange for reviews. This fee also does not guarantee you a 5-star review. This is also against Amazon‘s policy.

Due to this change, reviews no longer have to be registered through the form. They must now be ordered through my website. I do not accept unsolicited submissions. This means:

  • Please do not email me your book link, cover, and description if you have not already visited the website. If you have not already ordered a review, I will only re-route you to the site.

Fun Facts: The PBS Blog has been listed on Reedsy’s Best Book Review Blogs three years in a row, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Additionally, my reviews are honest and thorough without giving away spoilers. Here’s Reedsy’s description of Book Review Blogs it features:

“Discover the best book review blogs in your preferred genre. From general fiction to YA paranormal romance, our search bar connects you to a vetted catalog of active book blogs and thoughtful, quality,  book reviews.”

A reader’s personal testimony about my reviews:

“It’s not just because she reviewed my novelette, All Good Stories, and gave it 5 stars, I’m writing about her because she gives great (and helpful) reviews. In a market, so full, it’s hard to choose what to read, isn’t it? We really need reviews these days that go beyond the minimalistic, “I liked it,” to know what we’re investing our money in. Because money doesn’t grow on trees. Neither do books anymore, for that matter.”

– Linda G. Hill, author, All Good Stories.

Honest Reviews:

I take the “honesty” part of the honest review seriously. If you’re looking for someone to sugar coat what they thought of your book, I am not the reviewer for you. I invest much time and attention to the books I review, I do not skim through your book or copy and paste the book blurb from Amazon. I take my time to read and I rate on the scale of 3-5 only on this blog. If your review falls below a 3-star rating, I will email you the review and my thoughts.

Rating System

Only ratings of 3 – 5 are published on this blog. Rating meanings vary between reviewers but here are mine.

  • Plot Movement / Strength
  • Entertainment Factor
  • Characterization
  • Authenticity / Believable
  • Thought Provoking

Poetry ratings will be slightly different than fiction books:

Lyrical Factor

Presentation

Thought Provoking

Authenticity


Five Stars – Amazing, Outstanding:

This book was hard to put down and is highly recommended. It was well-written, wasn’t preachy, included fully developed characters who were relatable and realistic, masterful use of language, an engaging plot, and satisfying ending.

Four Stars – Very Good:

This book is very enjoyable and well worth the read. Great story with only minor weaknesses that may include aspects plot/dialogue/character development.

Three Stars – Okay:

This book was entertaining. The writing and story telling are sound but there are several aspects that could be improved. May have too many editing/typo errors, too much telling or I just couldn’t get into the story as much as I’d hoped but it was enjoyable.

I do not publish reviews under three stars on this blog. I will, however, send a personal email with my rating and comments. In the event you receive a one or two-star personal review from me:

Two Stars – Not Recommended:

This book did not fully capture the reader’s attention or interest. Admirable attempt but needs more attention to plot/dialogue/editing/formatting/character development.

One Star – Poor:

This book has major issues with text that outweigh any enjoyment by the reader. Poorly written, preachy, unprofessional editing/layout/printing; needs major revision to deserve the reader’s time.

I will pretty much read any genre but my favorites are Black History, Literary Fiction,  Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, General Fiction, Memoirs, Self-Help, Motivational / Inspirational, and Poetry. It is always best that you try to send me manuscripts I am most interested in.

I do not currently review the following genres. It is not intended to be discriminatory in any way. Thank you for understanding:

• LGBT Fiction / Literature
• Erotica (Romance is okay just not strict erotica)

If I accept your book for a review you must be willing to gift me a copy. I DO NOT accept Word Documents.

Summary

 

(1) Order your review through the website HERE.

(2) Gift me a copy of your book in one of these ways:

  • Gift me a copy of the book through Amazon or your platform of choice. This is the easiest most hassle free way to get the book to me. Gift it to yecheilyah@yecheilyahysrayl.com.

 

  • Send your EPUB or MOBI to my Kindle email address at yecheilyahysrayl@kindle.com 

 

  • PDF – If all else fails, you can send me a PDF copy of the book via email (yecheilyah(at)yecheilyahysrayl(dot)com). This is the only attachment I will accept at this time. I will no longer accept MOBI and EPUB attachments of books sent to my email directly.

 

  • You may ship me a paperback / hard copy. Please let me know this in our email correspondence to be sent my business address. Know this will take more time than an ecopy.

 

Please Note: Agreement on my part to read a book does not imply blanket authorization to send me other books of yours (including books in a series.) Please order your reviews one book at a time.

Join these awesome authors who have already had their books reviewed by yours truly!

SICK by Christa Wojo.

A Tale of Three Cities by Alexander McCabe

All Good Stories by Linda G. Hill

Rise of the Chosen: Lifeblood Series Book One by Anna Kopp

To Thee I’m Wed by Deborah Ann Dykeman

The Love Labyrinth by Pamela D. Beverly

The Truth She Knew (The Truth Series Book One) by JA Owenby

Coed  by James Fant

The Unhappy Wife by Dr. KE Garland

Beautiful Boy, Beautiful Girl by JL Hunt

Waiting in the Wings by Stevie Turner

Talon Come Fly with Me by Gigi Sedlmayer

NAKEED by Shequila Knighten

Strong Beginnings by William Spivey

Give into the Feeling by Sarah Zama

Southern Horror Stories, by Lisa W. Tetting

The Author Blog: Easy Blogging for Busy Authors by Anne R. Allen

Crosswords: Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda, edited by Christopher Conte

The Stranger by Joan Hall

Even Rain is Just Water: A Memoir of Rejection, Revelation and Redemption by Lynette Davis

The Mistreatment of Zora Langston by Lisa W. Tetting

The Sleeping Serpent by Luna Saint Claire

When We Go Missing by Kristen Twardowski

House of the Hanging Jade by Amy M. Reade

SICKER: Book Two in the SICK Series by Christa Wojo.

The Living Miracle: A Love Story by Donna Vaal

The House on Candlewick Lane by Amy M. Reade

Affliction: A Zombie Apocalyptic Thriller by Dottie Daniels

Listen: Earthen Witch Series Book 3 by Sarah doughty

Define Your Voice: Narrowing down your Target Market by Altovise Pelzer

Repent at Leisure by Stevie Turner

Eternal Traces by Shonda Brock

The Unveiling by Camille Frazer

The Cursed Queen: The Mystery Tales Series Book One by Carlo Ocaya

 

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