I welcome review requests from publishers, publicists, and authors, and will consider reviewing books of all genres.
Genres of Interest
Biography (political and not)
New editions of classics (old editions too)
Authors of Color
I post honest reviews/ratings for the books accepted, posting turn around time varies on occasion. I cannot guarantee reviews for unsolicited review copies.
Please contact me if you are interested in having your book reviewed. A press release or summary of the book is suggested and welcomed. If I fail to respond to your request please take it as a polite ‘no thank you.’ I WILL respond if interested.
~I am no longer accepting book requests from self-published authors.~ Case by base scenario.
I review all books brought to my attention. I write honest, unbiased reviews regardless of the source of the book. Please realize sending a gratis review copy is not a guarantee of a positive review. I stand by my reviews and I will refuse requests for review revisions, i.e. changing a negative review into a positive one.
In addition to posts on My Book Self, book reviews are occasionally cross-posted on Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing, Barnes & Noble, and Shelfari.
I accept EPUB, MOBI, and PDF copies of books (not a huge fan of PDF, if it is your only resource I will work with it). Traditional paper copies of course accepted.
I believe giveaways promote excitement and awareness towards a book, and I am forever eager to accept requests from authors and publicists willing to sponsor a giveaway. If you want to sponsor a giveaway through my blog, I usually ask to read it first and then do a Q & A interview with the author.
An average of 10 interview questions, 5 pertaining to the book/author and 5 ‘personal’ questions (example: ‘what is on your TBR?’).
I receive free review copies of books from publishers, promoters and authors. Receiving free books or products does not influence the honesty of a review and is not a guarantee of a positive review. I am not compensated for reviews. In the rare instance compensation is received for a review, a full disclosure will appear in the beginning and end of the post.
I willingly and freely contribute my time to reviews. Advertisers of any type will never influence the integrity, content, topics or posts made in this blog.
Please keep in mind I will make every effort to read your book, I am under no obligation to write a review.