Review Policies


For my Readers

All the books reviewed on this blog are either purchased by myself, borrowed, or are given to me for review by a publisher or author. I review books for the joy of reading, and to spread word about good books to others. I receive no monetary compensation for my reviews.

If I have been given a book for review, I will include "courtesy of (publisher/author)" on the review, next to the format listed.

All reviews are solely my own, honest, opinion.


For Authors & Publishers

Quick Notes
  • I review pre-publication and backlisted titles in the Young Adult, Adult, and Middle Grade genres.
  • My favorite genres are Urban Fantasy, Dystopia, and Historical Fiction.
  • I always give my honest opinion, whether it is positive or negative.
  • I do not accept self-published books at this time.

The Longer Version
I am happy to accept your book for review if it fits my guidelines and reading preferences below. I am also happy to do author interviews, guest posts, giveaways, and/or participate in book tours.

My acceptance of a book does not mean that I guarantee a review. I reserve the right to turn down requests for books that are beyond my interest, or books that do not interest me after I have begun reading.

I do not include reviews on this blog for books that I do not finish, but I do include a review for any book that I do finish. I will always give my honest opinion. If I love the book, I will say that (and probably gush about it). If I don't love it, I will say that, too. To help my readers get a better idea of the content, I strive to include things I like and dislike in each review.

I try to read and review books I receive in a timely manner. Depending on how many books I have at the time, this can range anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months. For pre-publication books, I like to post my review within two weeks before or after the book is released. I do my best to accommodate deadline requests, but I do not make any guarantees. 

I publish my reviews on this blog, and on Goodreads. If I feel strongly about the book, I may post reviews on LibraryThing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, and Smashwords, as well.

Formats
I prefer print copies, but I will occasionally accept ebooks and PDFs that are compatible with a Kindle. I also accept audiobooks.

ARCs
If I receive an ARC, I will not sell it. If I love the book, there is a chance I may loan it to a close family member to read, or I may offer it as an item in a giveaway so that others can enjoy it.
If you prefer that I not do this, please let me know, and I will refrain from doing it.

What I Review
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Dystopia
Historical Fiction
Fantasy (and all sub-genres)
Realistic Fiction
Science Fiction
Fairy Tales & Myths
Re-written Classics
LDS Fiction

I like to try books from genres that I don't usually read, although I am very picky about which of these I choose to read, since I hate not being able to finish a book.

What I Don't Review
Self-Published Books
Biographies
Memoirs
Self-Help
Crime (without fantastical elements)
Erotica
M/M or F/F
Non-fiction
Short stories (some exceptions made)
Anthologies (some exceptions made)

I also don't like to read books that are overly sexual, extremely vulgar, or that are too graphic.

Contact

If you are interested in having me review a book, do an interview, participate in a book tour, or host a giveaway, please contact me at readingfever@gmail.com.
You can find more ways to connect with me on my Contact page.


Last updated 01.16.13



In compliance with the FTC guidelines, I fully disclose the practices of The Reading Fever below.


Updated: 30 March 2012

I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my reviews. I have never been paid to write a review, nor will I ever enter into any such agreement.

I do, however, receive books (in the form of print, PDF, ebook, or audiobook) from publishers or authors, in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect the review in any way (as evidenced here, here, and here). I believe in honesty, and will always write my true thoughts of a book.

If I have received a book for review, I will always disclose this in my review by writing "courtesy of _____" next to the format listed.

I also accept forms of advertising such as: affiliate links. These advertisements will never influence the content of this blog.

As an Amazon, Book Depository, and Smashwords Affiliate, I receive a very small percentage of the purchase price of anything purchased through one of my Amazon, Book Depository, or Smashwords links. For this reason, please assume that all links to Amazon, The Book Depository, or Smashwords are affiliate links. Money received is used to fuel the running of this blog, and is put towards things such as: domain fees, giveaway prizes, and shipping fees.

Any views and opinions expressed are solely my own, and are not influenced in any way by these factors. It is important to me that these practices are made clear. If you have any questions, please contact me at: readingfever@gmail.com.

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