Review Policy

**Updated August 2015**

I am happy to accept books for review consideration for This is the Story of My(Reading) Life. If you are a publisher/publicist/author/other please read my review policy before contacting me.

Review Policy
** Although I take the time to consider all review requests I cannot guarantee to accept them all. If I don't respond to your email please don't take it personally. This blog is a hobby and passion not a job.
** I do not accept monetary or any other type of compensation. All reviews and opinions are 100% honest and my own.
** I participate in full disclosure. I will always state where I received the book from in my review; ie: ARC from publisher/author/ Netgalley, purchased, won, borrowed, etc... Reviewing a book no matter where I attained it from will never hinder my honest opinion.
** Where available all reviews posted on the blog will also be posted on GoodreadsShelfariamazon.comamazon.caChaptersIndigo and Netgalley.
** Unless mutually agreed with publisher/publicist/author I do not commit to specific review upload dates. I try my best to upload my review by the books release date. When it comes to my reading and reviewing time and schedule physical ARCs are my priority.
** If I accept a book to read and review I always set out to finish reading it once I've started it. Unfortunately there are times when I will DNF(did not finish). There is various reasons that happens. If it turns out I cannot finish the book I will always mention why in either my Weekly Wrap-Up post or if I've read enough of the book than a DNF review post of its own.
** I do participate in a limited number of blog tours. The ones I choose to accept and be apart of are for books and authors I am already passionate about. The tours I decide to accept are from trusted publishers and tour hosts. I limit the amount of blog tour posts I upload as they are not something I want overtaking my blog posts or time. As well as reviewing a book for a blog tour does not guarantee a positive review. If this will be an issue please reconsider contacting me for said tour.
** I do not sell ARCs. Once finished with a physical copy of an ARC I will either keep it for my collection, pass it on to a fellow blogger or recycle it. E-ARCs are no exception. I will never copy a digital copy of a book. Once read the file is deleted off of my Kindle.

What I Like/Preferred Genres
I truly read a wide variety of genres and books. And my specific tastes do change and evolve. But as of right now I am only considering certain genres and types of book to read and review. These consist of:
** Young Adult Fiction(contemporary, romance, LGQBT, mental illness centric fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal)
** New Adult Fiction(all genres)
** Adult Romance(all genres)

I Do Not Accept
** Erotic Novels
** Non-Fiction
** Biographies/Memoirs
** Poetry
** Religious Books
** Crime, True Crime and Mystery Fiction
** Thrillers
** Horror
** Literary Fiction
** Manuscripts
** Picture Book
** Children's Fiction(all genres)
Although I read and review ARC's, I will not consider reviewing a book without a confirmed release date.

I may accept some adult fiction/fantasy/sci-fi but that is not my main reading focus right now.

Series: I will not read a series out of sequence(companion series' included). So please do not contact me about reviewing a second, third, and so on book in series without offering the first book.

ARCs vs e-ARCs vs Finished Copies
Although I prefer reading physical books whether ARCs or finished copies, I will consider reading and reviewing Kindle available e-ARCs or e-books. But please keep in mind the physical books are my preferred choice.

Please note contacting me assumes you have read and agreed to my review terms. Thank you for taking the time to contact This is the Story of My(Reading) Life for reviewing purposes.

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Happy reading!


1 comment:

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