* Change to policy September 16, 2012
If you are submitting an ebook for review, please send ONLY a .mobi format. You may send this with the initial request to make it easier for both of us to keep tabs. I may or may not read and review, but it saves me a step in having to send another email response simply asking for the file. Most of the time I will load ebooks sent with the initial request onto my Kindle (while I've got the email open). This makes organizing my reviews and email requests more efficient.
The books I review at Bitsy Bling Books come from my own growing library, as well as from various publishers, publicists and authors. I review books from every service of publishing.
- I do not guarantee that I will review every book I accept, although I will make every effort to post a review.
- I do not review every book I read, but I do personally read every book I review.
- I do accept ebooks. I use a Kindle ereader. All ebooks must be in .mobi format OR a site provided where I can download desired format free of charge i.e. Smashwords.
- I do not accept PDF's that are not compatible with Kindle ereader. I will not do the conversion. If Kindle is unable to read file, I will not be able to read the ebook.
- As to date, I am the exclusive book reviewer at Bitsy Bling Books.
- I do not guarantee that I will provide reviews on a particular timetable, unless we have discussed the timetable in advance.
- I certainly don’t guarantee a flattering (i.e. 5 star) review; my reviews will always be my honest opinion.
- In the end, if I can't honestly recommend the book or (DNF) do not finish, I usually do not post a comment. It must be a 2 star or higher book for me to comment or review a requested book.
- I do not send a finished review to author or publisher prior to posting. If there is a technical error, please notify me via email and I will promptly correct. However, I will not change any aspect of the review for any other reason.
- Only expect an email if I am accepting or considering your book for review. No other notifications or detailed emails will be sent concerning 'unaccepted' submissions. This is a time and volume issue.
- I am always willing to consider promotions, events and giveaways. Please feel free to contact me with details about your promotion. Additional copies of books for giveaways are always appreciated.
- Any books accepted for review are for promotional purposes only and should not be considered as income.
- Print books accepted for review will not be returned and may be given away on this website.
- I do my best to use cover art, author photos, etc., in good faith. Any copyrighted material will be removed upon request.