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1. Who do you accept book review requests from?

At this time, I am only accepting book review requests from:
  • Authors I've worked with in the past
  • Authors who I've met at conventions
  • Authors who have been referred to me by authors I've worked with in the past

2. What books will you not read or feature?

There are many indie authors and their readers who have to deal with past trauma. I also have issues with past trauma, so I tend to avoid topics that might trigger me. Because of this, there are books that contain certain subject matters that I will not review or feature on this blog:
  • Sexual assault
  • Incest
  • Erotica
  • Domestic violence or child abuse
  • Torture or mutilation of people and/or animals
  • Devotional material
I try to provide trigger warnings for some books that may trigger some people, but I really cannot predict what will trigger others.

I do my best to provide readers with clean reading choices, but my ethics and moral beliefs differ from others.

3. If you accept my book, am I guaranteed a review on Amazon?

I cannot guarantee a review on Amazon in exchange for a free copy of your book. Amazon made some changes to their Community Guidelines that prohibit me from making that guarantee. The revised policy may be found in the section for Promotions and Commercial Solicitations:
Book authors and publishers may continue to provide free or discounted copies of their books to readers, as long as the author or publisher does not require a review in exchange or attempt to influence the review. 
When I accept a free book from an author, my intent is to post my review on multiple sites. This hasn't changed; however, I cannot implicitly or explicitly guarantee that the review will appear on Amazon.

4. Do you charge for book reviews?

No, I don't.

5. How long will it take you to review my book?

If you submit a book and I choose to review it, you should see a review in 3 months or less. However, this timeline is not guaranteed. I will contact you when I post a review on Goodreads and to online retailers' websites.

6. What is your rating system?

I do not employ a rating system on this blog because I provide enough information about the books that I read for others to make informed decisions about the books I review. I do not want my followers to avoid books because of an arbitrary, subjective, and incomplete rating system. 

Since I have to provide ratings on merchants' websites and Goodreads, here's a guide to show you how I rate books on those sites:

5 stars - An outstanding book! The plot, character development, how concepts are articulated, and setting are fantastic and it is representative of its genre. I wouldn't change anything about it; I would read it again and, if it's a part of a series, I will be keeping an eye out for the next book.

4 stars - I loved the book; however, there is something about the plot, character development, how concepts are articulated or setting that I would change. I would read it again and, if it's a part of a series, I will keep an eye out for the next book to see if it's better than the previous book.

3 stars - I enjoyed reading the book. The concepts are not well-articulated and I wasn't thrilled about the plot, character development, or setting. There's a good chance that I won't re-read it and, if it's a part of a series, I might read the next book.

I try not to rate a book less than three stars; however, I sometimes feel the need to when:
  • The author misleads readers about the book's contents. 
  • The book's editing is so poor that I am unable to read it. 

7. I disagree with your review, will you change it or remove it?

No, I will not remove past reviews from On My Kindle or merchants' websites. If an author decides to rewrite the plot or makes major edits to the book that s/he feels might change my mind about the book, I am willing to read the new edition and change my review accordingly. 

8. Where do you post reviews?

On this blog (of course), Wattpad and similar sites, Goodreads, and the following merchants:
  • Smashwords
  • Amazon
  • Goodreads
  • iTunes
  • Kobo
  • B&N

9. How will you promote my book?

I share my reviews on Facebook, Pinterest, G+, and Twitter. I generally create 5 posts on Twitter that run on the day I share my review and maybe the day after. I have followers who reTweet or share my posts on Facebook; however, the more you share and mention the post, the more views your book and my review receive. 

10. How do I contact you?

If you fall into one of the three categories I mentioned in Question 1, you may contact me via email. If we met at a convention, please mention it in the email. If you have been referred to me by an author I've worked with before, please let me know which author gave you the referral. All other requests will be treated as unsolicited. 

For featured title requests, you can send a request via the Featured Title Request Form

If you have any questions or concerns, please use the general Contact Form.

Updated October 9, 2017