Writerbee’s Book Reviews
Submissions are currently closed. Please check back again in the future, probably around December, for reopening.
UPDATE: The reviewer’s site has not been updated.
What I like to Read:
Children’s Books (Pre-school through Middle School)
This does not mean I won’t read a little bit of everything, but these will get top consideration, especially Sci-Fi. All sub-genres of these are welcome as well.
I want to read Indie Books. This means self-published or published by a small or independent publishing house.
I want to help authors with fewer than 50 reviews (on one site). If you already have 50 reviews on your retail site, I am not likely to accept your submission.
I don’t consider myself a complete prude, but if your book is heavy on graphic sex and light on plot or any meaningful writing, please do not submit. The story is more important than the sex scenes.
Please make sure your book is as free of errors as possible before you send it to me (or publish it, for that matter). One thing that I find irritating is dozens of overlooked errors, and I may give up on reading the book if I’m bogged down by too many. I do accept ARCs but expect them to be as error free as can be. I understand there will be formatting/layout errors. Find yourself an editor or at least have a knowledgeable friend proofread it for you. Please be professional about your work.
I’m not tough at this point. No hoops to jump through here.
Requests from Authors, Publicists, and Publishers only.
Contact me if you have any questions.
1. Send me any digital copy (.mobi, .epub, pdf, word, etc) or a link and coupon code for seller website. I reserve the right to convert these copies into other forms, depending upon my device requirements at any given moment. I accept Kindle, Nook, Sony, and other ereader file types. Audiobooks are also eligible.
2. In the email body, include the title, author, word count, and description. Note which on-line vendors are selling the book (i.e., Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, etc.)
3. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Book Review Request – [title]” (this is so I can find requests quickly)
I no longer send acknowledgement of receipt, but I will notify you if I review your book.
I don’t read submissions in any particular order, so I can’t give you any idea when the review might appear on my blog. I read what strikes my mood at the time. Frankly, I like to enjoy what I’m reading, so I don’t rush. I can’t make any guarantees WHEN or IF a book will be read. None.
When I am actively reading your book, it will appear in the On Deck section of On My Shelf. I usually have a couple of books open at a time.
Once I’ve finished a book, I will post the review – granted it is good enough for 3 stars or better. The review will include book cover image (grabbed from vendor site), buy link, and review. If the book excites me enough, I may also reach out for an author interview to include with the review.
If 2 stars or less or if I can’t finish the book, I will email it to you. Regardless of what I post on my site, I will rate and review the book on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or other booksellers where the book appears. I will offer constructive criticism if I can. I’m not here to tear anyone down, but I want to be as honest as possible.
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