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Review Policy


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Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog! I write my reviews out of a love for books and their authors. I welcome review requests from authors and publishers. I have a special fondness for Indie authors. I love to help promote books for the self-published. I am also a very reasonably priced editor. If interested in those services, please look under the Editing Services Tab for more information or www.cynthiashepp.com

Authors and Publishers:
If you are interested in having me review your book, please contact me by email at CSREVIEWS@OUTLOOK.COM. I promise to get back to you in a timely fashion. I post my reviews on my blog, Amazon, Facebook, and Goodreads. I will also place the review on other sites per your request, such as LibraryThing, Barnes & Noble or Shelfari.

I am interested in most genres except non-fiction. I do require a synopsis of the book before I accept it and reserve the right to decline your request if I do not think I will be interested. Please do not send a copy of the book until I have approved your review request. I have a particular fondness for YA and Paranormal, but I also love Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thrillers, Romance, Chick Lit…well almost anything really, as long as it is fiction. I am not fond of horror books, overtly religious books or dungeons and dragons fantasy books. I do enjoy some types of fantasy, so please feel free to submit a synopsis.

My preferred format is kindle e-books (.mobi), but I will never turn down a hard copy of a book. PDF is also fine. Advance copies are also welcomed, just make sure to mention your publication date and when you need the review posted so that I can make sure I have the time.

If you have a time preference on when you would like your book reviewed, please state so up front. I reserve the right to accept or decline. Otherwise, I will give you a time frame of when I believe I can have the review posted and you reserve the right to accept it or decline it.

I pride myself on honest reviews. A review copy does not guarantee a good review. I will rate the book what I feel is appropriate, though I would never be derogatory about a book and I will always list the highlights as well as what I did not like about the book if it came to that. I have very rarely met a book I have not liked.

I am looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you again for visiting my blog. If you have any further questions, please contact me by email.

CSREVIEWS@OUTLOOK.COM

http://www.facebook.com/cynthiashepp

I also have an assistant reviewer, Cassie Hoffman, who helps out with reviews and the facebook page. I believe I will be adding other reviewers to my team as well.

*IF I ACCEPT YOUR BOOK FOR REVIEW, PLEASE SEND (ALONG WITH THE BOOK), THE COVER, BUY LINKS, AND AUTHOR BIO. It takes me a lot of time to track these down. If you do not send these along with the book, the book will be put on the back burner until I get them.

*If I do accept your review request, there may be times when I choose not review the book down the road. There are multiple reasons that this might happen but the main one would be that I couldn’t get into it. This would be no disrespect to the author. I believe that most authors would rather me not review a book that I could not finish instead of giving it a 1 or 2 star review.

*Also, due to an overwhelming amount of review requests, if I do not get back to you in a few weeks, I am sorry. It could take time.