Thanks for your interest in By The Book! I accept Christian fiction for review. I do review, on a limited basis, clean reads (that means no profanity or sexually explicit scenes. No erotica!) I also accept, on a very limited basis, non-fiction — I love a story, so no self-help. Please see below the categories of books I accept. Due to family commitments in the Fall and Winter of 2016/17, I have limited space in my schedule for reviews.
Preferred Categories in Christian Fiction:
Historical Romance Fiction
Speculative Fiction (though I am not keen on zombie cowboys 😉 )
Guidelines for requests:
Please include the following: a summary of your book, the release date, and a picture of the cover. Any links to further information is appreciated as well.
Expected time frame for review. Please note: I generally need a 3+ month turn around from the time I receive your book until the review is posted.
I will also consider an author interview or a guest post.
Preferred format is paper or hardback book. Any ebook files must be in mobi.
What you get:
An honest and unbiased review of your book here on the blog. Includes links to author website, social media, and a link to purchase the book.
If I like or love or really love your book, the review will have a recommended, highly recommended, or very highly recommended designation. If I do not like your book, I will not say “not recommended”. There just won’t be any designation.
Review posts on Goodreads, Amazon, Library Thing, FB, Twitter and Pinterest.
I appreciate your interest in my blog, however, I cannot accept all requests. I reserve the right to accept or decline a book. Any number of reasons could contribute to my decision — scheduling conflicts, does not fit my readers’ preferences, not a genre I read, includes zombie cowboys (see preferred genres above) etc. I will respond to all requests within a week of receipt. If I accept your book for review, I will express my honest opinion. I endeavor to do so in a kind manner. If your book has profanity (I am from the South, so that includes cuss/swear/curse/words my mother would wash my mouth out with soap if I said), then it will be noted.
Thanks again for your interest! If I have not scared you away, then please fill out the contact form.