I will happily review your book! I love to read and I love to write, and there is no better combination of these activities than a good book review. I do not accept any form of monetary payment for reviews, and all of my reviews are unbiased and solely based on my opinion of the writing. While I do my best not to be rude, I do not censor my critique of any piece of writing. If you ever review my books, I hope you will do the same.
I may receive free copies of the book in order to be able to review it, but this is the only form of exchange that I accept. The majority of the books I review have been purchased by me at a local bookstore. The source of my copy is always included in the review.
What genres do you accept review requests for?
This is a science fiction genre blog, so I only respond to requests to review science fiction books. I will leave it up to you, the requestor, to determine your own definition of “science fiction.” If we agree, I will consider the request.
At my discretion, I may write unsolicited reviews of books of other genres.
What if I just want to tell you about a good book?
I am open to suggestions for any book you think I may like, and I may choose to review it here or on other platforms such as Goodreads. I almost exclusively read science fiction. Proceed at your own risk.
Where will you post the review?
All reviews will be posted here and on Goodreads. I may choose to post to other sites such as Amazon or Instagram.
How long will it take until you post the review?
It will probably be a minimum of two months between receiving your book and posting the review. I read on my own time, I put a lot of thought and effort into the review, and I have a job and a life, so these things take time.
If I accept the review request, I will let you know when you can expect a review. If I am not going to make that deadline, I will give you at least two weeks’ notice.
If you are operating on a deadline, please include this in your request.
Do you do anything else to help out the author?
I will consider interviews, guest posts, and the like. Feel free to pitch it to me!
What forms of book copies do you accept for review?
I accept print copies only. I can’t for the life of me read a book on any kind of electronic device. This is heresy.
I’m happy to consider both traditionally and independently published novels, provided that you can send a copy in one of the following formats:
I do not accept any other format. For the love of Shai-Hulud, please don’t even try.
If I accept your request to review a book, I will let you know where to send the copy.
What should I include in my request?
I’m glad you asked! Having worked as a book publicist, I can tell you that any good review request includes the following:
Feel free to include anything else you think is relevant. I understand that sometimes you have to reach out to hundreds of people to get a handful of reviews, so don’t feel bad about copy-pasting a pitch. However, if I can tell that you didn’t read any of this policy, and just skipped to my email address, I will not respond.
Great! I’m all set! How do I submit the request?
You can submit the request to renvecpress AT gmail DOT com.