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


Lezlie said...

Very fair policy, Jo-Jo!

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 enter, readers just need to join the facebook fan page and email

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.

Tara Maya