Book Review Policy

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Welcome Authors!

Since the increase in Book Review Submissions, I’ve decided to update this page.

The PBS Blog has been listed on Reedsy’s Best Book Review Blogs of 2017. Additionally, my reviews are honest and thorough without giving away spoilers:

“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.

 


If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, please register your book through my Book Review Registry HERE. I do not accept unsolicited submissions. Failure to register will automatically disqualify you from consideration. You must register your book if you want me to consider reviewing it. 

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UPDATE: DUE THE HIGH VOLUME OF SUBMISSIONS, THE BOOK REVIEW REGISTRY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE WHEN WE REOPEN.

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Registering your book does not guarantee a review. Registering your book helps to secure your place in line if I decide to read your book and trust me, you want a reserved spot! After registering you will get an email from me on whether or not I have decided to review your book. If I am interested, I will email you for the first chapter. I will then decide if I am even more interested and proceed to request a copy of the full manuscript.

Please do not email me your book link, cover, and description asking for a review. I will only re-route you to the form. Everyone who would like me to consider reviewing their books MUST register through the form. No exceptions.

Being approved for a book review does not guarantee you a five star review. 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 rate on the scale of 3-5 only on this blog. Excellence is priority.

Ratings of 3-5 are also published on Amazon*, and Goodreads. I also tweet the review out.

*I do not give guaranteed glowing 5* reviews. My reviews reflect my honest view of the work. Five stars are thus given for work that genuinely reflect this rating.

My final rating is based on the following system. This is also published on my blog with the review (but not on Amazon, of course)

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

I will pretty much read any genre but my favorites are Black Literature, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction and General Fiction.

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 OK just not strict Erotica)
• Witchcraft – Fantasy is OK but I do not accept books heavy with witchcraft. Just register your book and I will let you know if I am OK with it or not.

If I accept your book for a review you must also be willing to gift me a copy. I accept Kindle, mobi, and PDF files. I DO NOT accept Word Documents.

Summary

(1) Register your book on this form

(2) Await my email

(3) Send me your first chapter

(4) Gift me a copy of the entire book

(5) Please be patient as I read the book. Constantly emailing me won’t make me read any faster.

(6) Reviews of 3-5 will be published on my blog, Amazon, and Goodreads.

 

*Exceptions are books that combine fiction and poetry and children’s books because they tend to be poetic in nature.

Please Note: Agreement on my part to review a book does not imply blanket authorization to send me other books in your series or additional books you may have published. Please register your books one book at a time (as I have to read them one at a time).

 

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