Review Policy

Submitting Your Book For Review

At present I have stopped accepting books for review due to a considerable bookjam!

I don’t accept books for review at present, however, when I resume doing so I would be grateful if in the first instance you would contact me (Paula) and supply the following information:

  1. Your name.
  2. Your contact details.
  3. The title of your book.
  4. The genre or type of book you would like me to review.
  5. A brief summary of the plot/subject matter.
  6. The name of your publisher.
  7. The approximate date of publication.
  8. The format in which you intend to submit your work.

I critique books honestly, fairly and constructively, which means that sometimes I may find fault with a piece of work. Nonetheless, I am not unnecessarily disparaging, and if I cannot find anything positive to say about a book, I will not write the review in the first place.

I am happy to read many genres of fiction and non-fiction written in English, with the exception of romance, chick-lit, westerns, self help and books for toddlers. I particularly favour literary fiction and biography.

I normally accept publications as hard copy only. (Please note that I am UK based.)

I cannot guarantee a time-frame unless we have previously come to some sort of arrangement. Furthermore, I am unable to give an undertaking that books received will automatically be reviewed – although I endeavour always to honour my commitments.

In addition to Book Jotter, my reviews are submitted to websites such as Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Publishers and authors are welcome to use quotes from my book reviews with prior consent, although my full name must always accompany the excerpt.

Thank you very much indeed for your interest.

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