Review Policy

Last updated: April 23, 2013

Thank you so much for checking out my review policies and considering me as a reviewer for you book(s)! I started book blogging as a hobby and do it because I really love reading and connecting with authors and bloggers.

I do not consider myself to be a book reviewer, as I do not go into great depth analyzing the books that I read, but rather a “discusser” of books. This blog is my way to discuss the books I love — or the ones I don’t love — with other people who love books just as much as I do.

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST:

I am currently NOT accepting review copies.

Reviewing:

My personal favourite genre is Young Adult. While I do read other genres of books, this is the one that I’m most eager to review. The subgenres may be:

  • historical
  • dystopian / apocalyptic / post-apocalytic
  • paranormal (vampires, werewolves, fairies, etc.)
  • mythology
  • contemporary (I adore YA contemporaries!)
  • fantasy / sci-fi
  • romance
  • steampunk
  • urban fantasy

If you have a book that is a part of a series, I would appreciate reading the previous books in the series before the latest.

I also really enjoy Chick Lit, New Adult, or Contemporary Romances.

Priority will be given to any book that is on my wishlist. I will definitely accept any of these for review.

I do accept e-books. Unless a book query comes from a publicist, I will only accept books in e-book format.

I cannot guarantee a review, but I will try. In most cases, I would prefer to publish a positive and favourable review on my blog, rather than a review of a book I did not like. If I dislike a book, I will let you know my thoughts — it will be your decision as the author on whether or not the review is published on my blog.

If the book I’m reviewing is an upcoming release, I will try to schedule my review to post within a few weeks of the release date, though I make no promises that this will happen all the time. Life can get in the way and plans can change.

Review books I receive from authors or publishers are received complimentary in exchange for a fair and honest review. A free product does not influence my review.

Posting Reviews:

As well as on the blog, I post all my reviews on Goodreads and Indigo, as well as provide a link though Facebook and Twitter. I NO LONGER POST REVIEWS ON AMAZON.CA.

If a review book is set for publication at a later date, I will try to post the review on or before the review date.

Unsolicited Books:

Due to the amount of review requests I receive, I cannot guarantee a review for every unsolicited book I receive. I do appreciate all unsolicited books sent to me, though, and thank you for thinking of me and my blog.

Interviewing / Guest Posts / Book Tours:

If you’re in the same genre as my favourite authors (or, if you’re one of my favourite authors!), or if I’ve at least read a book of yours, we could definitely try an interview.

If you’re an author, or another blogger, and want to do a guest post on my site, just send me an email and we can talk about it.

I am available for book tours, but do prefer to have at least a month in order to read the book and prepare my review.

Giveaways:

I’m more than happy to host a giveaway on my site for your book or swag. I would definitely prefer to have read the book before giving it away (because I’d like to say something nice about it!). Please contact me with the following details:

  • What the giveaway will include.
  • How long you would like the giveaway to last.
  • What countries you’re able to send to.
  • Can you ship to PO Boxes.
  • Any other rules you’d like to add.

Contact Me:

If you have any questions or comments, let me know. If you are truly interested in getting a review from me for your book, I’m more apt to respond to people who actually take the time to look at my blog, or my personal page.

Email me at: readinginwinter@gmail.com **

Thanks!

**Please note: In regards to sending me queries about reviewing a book, I will only respond to those queries which I am accepting. I receive a number of requests each week and cannot reply to all. Thank you for your understanding.