Book Review Policy

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by!

I am currently accepting review requests on a limited basis.

General Information:

First thing’s first. I’m going to be a little presumptuous here and assume that because you are on this particular page, you are requesting a review and not a reader of my blog. Hope that’s okay! So, the information on this page is directed towards authors, publishers, publicists, etc.

When I say review, for the most part, I do not mean I’m the Simon Cowell or Gordan Ramsay of books. That’s not my style. I read books because I love to do so, and I write reviews because I love helping readers find awesome books and authors find awesome readers. My reviews are extremely subjective, which means they are a representation of my thoughts and feelings about the book, along with who I think the book would be a good read for. I talk a lot about how well I connect with the characters and how well the book pulled me in. On a personal standpoint, I much prefer reading reviews such as these as I feel that a more conversational tone lets me know that “Hey, this person is human. If they liked this book(or didn’t), maybe I will(or won’t) too!” Know what I mean? Grammatical errors and typos happen, really, they do. I tend not to nitpick on these if it’s just little things occasionally, but if they become so predominant that it makes it too difficult for me to read I will definitely point it out. I just don’t feel like a misplaced comma here or there makes or breaks a book for me. That being said, please do NOT submit books that are not professionally edited. Pre-release copies and ARCs are okay and I understand and accept that there are probably still a few typos in these as final edits aren’t complete yet, however, if you are submitting a book that is already released, please make sure it’s been edited.

On that note, I will never compromise my integrity as a Blogger or on a personal standpoint. My reviews are always honest, so suffice to say they won’t always be positive. I never take any pleasure in negating someone’s work, and strongly believe that almost every book has its audience. I will not and do not condone slandering a book or author. Just because I don’t like a particular book, doesn’t mean it won’t be someone else’s favorite. Understand that I only accept books that I think I’ll enjoy, but there is always the chance that I won’t. If you are only after positive reviews, I might not be the blogger for you. Constructive criticism is a good thing, I believe. Again, I will only agree to review books if I think I’ll love them, and I’m usually a pretty good judge of that!

Besides this blog, my reviews are usually posted on Amazon and Goodreads, as well as other retail sites if requested. If you have a place for reviews on your own website(like, for instance, Zondervan does) I will post my review there as well – just let me know! My reviews contain the title,  author bio, cover art, a rating(1-5 stars whole stars, as well as 3.5 or 4.5 stars), a rating report, the book’s synopsis, publication date, purchase links, author links, and my honest, unbiased opinion. I have pretty eclectic taste in books, but I’ll try to go a little in depth here.

Feel free to still send a request if you are unsure about where your book falls, however, understand that it is impossible for me to accept every request I receive.

Preferences

I read/listen to books, graphic novels, and audiobooks that fall under the Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult categories, the following are some of my favorites.

Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense (Psychological Thrillers are pretty much my favorite thing right now)

Literary Fiction/Book Club-type novels

Contemporary/Contemporary Romance(I have a guilty pleasure for beach romances as of late)

Historical Fiction/Romance

Horror(I have a slight zombie obsession. Just sayin’)

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Christian Fiction and Nonfiction

Chick Lit

Memoirs (love, love, love, outdoor adventure type memoirs and travel memoirs)

You can also view my upcoming article schedule here. If you feel your book might be a fit to be included in any of these upcoming posts, be sure to include that in your request.

My tastes in books change all the time, and I don’t like people to feel like they can’t send me a request. I do my very best to respond to each and every one. I am not likely to accept requests for books for young children, simply because they’re not really in my wheelhouse. My kid has fur, and seeing as I turn 21 on September 11th of this year(2017), I don’t have any plans for little ones anytime soon.  I do get a lot of requests, so I might not get back to right away whether I’m accepting or declining, but I will get back to you.

FAQ’s:

What formats do you accept?

I accept e-book, print or audiobook formats. For e-books, my preferred format is mobi or via NetGalley because I have a Kindle. No format is given preference over the other and all requests are treated equally. If you wish to be featured on my Instagram and Pinterest accounts a print would be required for photographing purposes.

Do you accept Self-Published/Indie titles:

 I show no prejudice as to who published a book, I love reading in general and will consider all requests equally. So, I will definitely accept Indie titles. Like all books, it’s a case by case basis depending on how I feel about the book based on the information provided. Books must be edited, but I do accept ARC’s prior to publication and am available for beta reading.

If I send you my book for review consideration, can you guarantee you will read and review it?

If you follow my review policy, send me a request, and I agree to receive your book, I will do my level best to follow through and read and review it. Unsolicited copies are not as likely to be read and reviewed, please send a request before sending me your book. Please realize that, even though I give a date on which you can expect a review, I am human and sometimes things happen. Please know that your review will come, and I will email you(you as in the author, publicist, or publisher that originally contacted me) with the links when the review is posted.  I am more than happy to participate in blog tours as well. Just fill the form out as normal, and then mention the blog tour in the “Anything else I need to know” slot, along with dates and I will let you know if I can participate in the tour. I will not promote a book if I have not read it. However, I am willing to participate in cover reveals, author interviews, excerpt reveals, and I accept guest posts.

Do you allow Guest Posts on your blog?

I would absolutely love to have you guest post on my blog! Please email paige@electivelypaige.com with the subject line being Guest Post Request and let me know what you’d like to talk about.

Are you(Paige) the only reviewer for Electively Paige?

For the most part, yes. Very rarely I’ll have a guest review but Electively Paige is a one woman show!

Submitting the Request:

So, you’ve read this policy and are interested in a review on Electively Paige? That’s awesome! Please fill out the form below and I will get back to you A.S.A.P. Until then, please, feel free to click around the blog and make yourself at home!

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