Book Review Policy

Book Review Policy For The Uncorked Librarian

Thank you for visiting The Uncorked Librarian. Before contacting me to request book related services please read my full Book Review Policy below:


Book Review Policy


Hi! I [Christine, The Uncorked Librarian] am currently available to review solicited Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs), Review Copies of books, and newer titles issued no later than four-weeks after the publication date. On occasion, I will make an exception for an earlier released title, usually within a year of publication or if it is part of a must-read series.

Formats I Will Accept (in order of preference):

  • Physical Book Copies–I still love holding the actual book
  • ePUB
  • PDF
  • .mobi (for Kindle Fire App)

What I Will Review:

Book Review Policy

As a rogue librarian, I maintain an eclectic site. Genres I review in order of age preference:

  • Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children’s Books: Realistic, Science, and Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Multicultural Lit., Graphic Novels and LGBT+ ; I will also consider some nonfiction titles
  • Children’s picture books, both fiction and nonfiction
  • Adult Fiction and Nonfiction: Contemporary and Travel Related

This does not mean that I will not consider other genres. Depending on time constraints and the book synopsis, I can be convinced to read and review any intriguing title.


What Else I Can Do For You:

If I accept your book for a full review, other services include:

  • Conducting an author interview
  • Participating in a blog tour
  • Hosting a giveaway with author/publisher provided materials
  • Offering you a guest blog post with a relevant and agreed upon topic on theuncorkedlibrarian.com
  • You tell me! I’d love to hear your ideas and work together.

Where I May Review & Share My Thoughts: Book Review Policy

I love sharing books with readers all over the world. Below are a few of the methods I use to get word out about a great title. I love when authors and publishers share my links and tag The Uncorked Librarian.

 

Review Format

Although I like to mix up review style and always implement keywords for optimal SEO, I typically format reviews in the following way:

  • Book cover
  • Introduction
  • Synopsis
  • Non-Spoiler Review (unless otherwise warned)
  • Purchase Links
  • General Book Information (Title, Author, Publisher, Date) with a link to the author’s website; you may also submit any other information or social media links that you would like readers to access.

Limitations:

Although reading and writing is my passion, I unfortunately cannot accept every request to review. I will consider all email queries but also cannot promise to respond to every email—although I still try. If you have not heard from me in a timely fashion, please assume I am unable to accept your request for a title at that particular time.

Book Review Policy

By contacting me with a request to review, you acknowledge and respect that I am obligated to write my honest opinion. All assessments are my own and are not meant to be biased or cause harm in anyway. Upon receiving and reading a title, if a book is poorly edited, in bad taste, or does not catch my interest to the extreme, I reserve the right to decline a review.

 


Are You Ready To Work Together To Promote The Next Great Read?

Book Review PolicyThank you for reading my Book Review Policy. Although my guidelines are thorough, I promise that I am more of a unicorn than a lion.  These terms are meant to help both you and I work together in the most productive and successful way. Please feel free to contact me via email at hello@theuncorkedlibrarian.com with book review requests.

When writing a book request email, please be sure to include:

  • Title, author, publisher, publication date, and summary of the book.
  • Although I sometimes use affiliate program book covers, I would love an official book cover image from you and/or permission from your publisher to use the cover in a responsible manner across social media.
  • Lastly, if you have a date that you would like your book reviewed by, let me know. However, please be aware that I cannot guarantee a time when I will post a review.  My goal is to post around the release date.