Good day everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I want to send a quick message to the authors/writers’ reading.
Over the past month, I have received tons of requests for book reviews. Many of you are contacting me through the contact form on this blog.
These submissions tend to go into my spam. If I see them at all, it is weeks and sometimes months later.
Please do not contact me about book reviews using the contact form. This includes if you were referred here from Reedsy.
Instead, please go to the Blog Book Review Policy page here.
This page will tell you all you need to know about how to schedule a review from me.
Note: The registry is currently closed and won’t reopen until 2021. Reviews you see until then are reviews from authors who scheduled them months ago. (Or books I have read on my own time.)
If you would like to RSVP for a chance at being reviewed, follow the steps on the policy page under RSVP for 2021.
Again, please read the Book Review Policy in full. Do not email me before reading the policy and do not send requests through this blog’s contact form.
Very good breakdown from Derek on understanding why Amazon is deleting reviews. Nobody took me (and others) seriously when we said it was not wise to include the words, “I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.” Maybe you’ll listen to Derek:
“So it’s fine to give copies of books or ARCs away as long as you don’t require a review in exchange. Jennetta Penner recommends language like “I received an ARC at no cost from the author” – so you might want to ask your readers to stop using the word “exchange” in book reviews.”
CLICK HERE TO READ THROUGH TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE.
As a reminder, Renaissance is 99cents on Amazon. I’ve never received 20+ reviews but I am almost there! I need just one more review to reach this mini milestone. To purchase this book at just 99cents. CLICK HERE and, if you would like, I’d be honored if you could leave an honest review.
I am a Book Blogger and have been for almost three years now. To learn more about my reviews and how to schedule yours, please visit the Book Review Policy page HERE.
Please take note of the new rule.
Gift Me a Copy of Your Book (*UPDATES*)
In the beginning, after you’ve gone through the process of submitting your book information for review and I’ve contacted you, I was allowing you to attach a MOBI or EPUB version of your book to my email for review. This has changed.
While you may submit your first chapters as attachments (See my Review Guidelines Here) I am no longer accepting attachments of the entire book sent to my email for review. I can only accept books that have been gifted to me, sent to my Kindle email or that are attached as PDF’s only.
Once you’ve registered your book and have been given the green light by me, either:
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. It will automatically download to my Kindle device once I’ve redeemed it.
Send your EPUB or MOBI directly to my Kindle email at firstname.lastname@example.org (I will have to approve you email so be sure to follow the guidelines before attempting to send)
PDF – If all else fails, you can also send me a PDF copy of the book via email (I do not accept Word Documents. Please don’t attach a doc.) This is the only attachment I will accept because I can download it to my PC and read it that way. I will no longer accept MOBI and EPUB attachments of books sent to my regular email.
(And of course, if you want to ship a paperback / hard copy that’s fine too. Just let me know in our email correspondence.)
I am currently closed to new book submissions but I’ll be opening back up soon. Please visit the Book Review Policy page HERE to learn more and to familiarize yourself with the rest of my process.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Yecheilyah (e-see-lee-yah) is an Author, Blogger, and Poet of nine published works including work in progress and short inspirational guide “Keep Yourself Full.” Learn more by exploring Yecheilyah’s writing on this blog and her website at yecheilyahysrayl.com. Renaissance: The Nora White Story (Book One) is her latest novel and is available now on Amazon.com.
Quick update on my recent Book Review Policy:
Due to further thought, study, and research, I am withdrawing my readers fee from my reviews at this time. Though my reviews have ALWAYS been free, I recently implemented a readers fee to help dedicate time to the flow. However:
Due to Amazon’s strict policies, paid reviews can cause red flags for Authors and as a result, cause them to be banned from their Amazon accounts. Though methods are not clear, Amazon utilizes varies tactics to get this done. Making up the bulk of an Indie Authors sales (up to 80%) I do not want to increase, in any way, an authors chances of being banned.
I must reiterate that my reviews have always been free, however I don’t want any confusion, or take any chances, over the fee. I am humble enough to accept it was a bad move.
My main website will reflect these chances as soon as I am no longer mobile.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in me reviewing your book (Its Free) please Complete This Form or learn more about my process at the Book Reviews page above.