Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Book Review Policy

If you are an author, publisher, or publicity agent and would like me to review a book for you on Jo-Jo Loves to Read, I would prefer that you read the information that I have provided below for a list of my reading preferences and guidelines. This should help the review process be more enjoyable for you, myself and my readers.

Genres that I enjoy reading include classics, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, women's fiction and multi-cultural fiction.

Other genres that I do not enjoy quite as much, but may consider reviewing include memoirs, young adult, christian fiction, science fiction, mysteries and fantasy.

Genres that I do not enjoy reading and will not review include horror, erotica, graphic, romance novels and non-fiction.

I have acquired a Kindle, so I now have the ability to read a book in that format.  I am technolgically challenged so please be sure to give good instructions if supplying me with an e-book that is not purchased as an Amazon Kindle.

Reviews: My goal is to write honest reviews of the books that I read, so please realize that this does not guarantee a positive review. If I do publish a less than favorable review, I will still try to find several positive aspects of the book. I do not want to insult an author that put his or her hard work into a book that I didn't like, because several others may find the same book very enjoyable. If I dislike a book so much that I feel I would not be able to prepare a fair review for you, I reserve the right to not post a review. If this does happen, I will email you to let you know.

Scheduling: I already have a full-time job and I am not a speed reader by any means. Presently, my review obligations have me busy for the next couple of months but I will work with you to try to post a review that fits into both of our schedules.

Blog Tours and Giveaways: I love participating in blog tours, so if my schedule allows it and your book is of interest to me, please contact me to schedule a tour date. I will also work with you if you are interested in submitting a guest post or having a book giveaway.

I may also have giveaways for review copies or ARC's that I have received. If you prefer that I don't give away one of these books that you have provided me, please let me know.

So if you feel that Jo-Jo Loves to Read is the place to review your book, please email me at joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com.

**In an effort to work on personal projcts, I will not be accepting any book review requests until further notice.**

Updated 5/4/2013

5 comments:

Lezlie said...

Very fair policy, Jo-Jo!
Lezlie

Luanne said...

Great policy and well written Jo-Jo!

Jenners said...

This is very well done. I think I should think about doing something like this!

Michael said...

Jo Jo - We have a stack of advance copies of Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry that we are giving away...to enter, readers just need to join the facebook fan page and email hfs@regal-literary.com

Thanks!
Michael Strong
Regal Literary (Audrey N's agency)

Tara Maya said...

I would love if you'd be willing to review my debut novel The Unfinished Song: Initiate on your blog. It's fantasy, but I'm a historian in my other life, and the cultures are drawn from a mix of historic neolithic cultures from around the world and a melding of many myths. You might enjoy it. If you are interested me and I will send you a a Kindle version.

Thanks,
Tara Maya
tara@taramayastales.com