First off, if you have made it to this page, thank you for taking the time to read my review policy before emailing!
I tend to be a bit more analytical in my reviews than most book bloggers. I like to look at what works in a book and the different elements of story-telling. But, I also read for enjoyment, so I don't like to get too academic. My reviews usually consist of a summary in my own words, one to three paragraphs of my thoughts, and then my "Cover Comments", which is usually one to two sentences about the cover of the edition I am reviewing.
What I Review
I review Young Adult fiction, a limited amount of Middle Grade fiction (special preference for books by authors whose YA work I've enjoyed), and I do not review adult fiction. I am open to most any genre except nonfiction, though my favorites are listed in the About Me section here. If you approach me about a book in a series, please check to see if I have read the previous books. If I have not, I am less likely to accept the book, even if you can provide the previous books in the series.
Accepting Review Copies
I do gladly accept review copies, however at this point in time, I tend to receive more books than I can physically read, which means that I do have to be a bit more selective about what I accept. I also cannot always answer every request I receive, especially if it is evident that the person making the request did not read this review policy.
I prefer hard copies, but I can read Kindle-compatible e-books.
Please also note that I have special consideration for review requests from publishers, independent publicists I have worked with in the past, authors I have worked with in the past, and those promoting books on my wishlist.
I do not read self-published books and unpublished work.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am happy to do, author interviews, host guest blogs, participate in blog tours, and host contests. If you require any material from me, such as author interview questions, I do ask that you give me ample time to come up with them. If you'd like to do an interview, I'd prefer to have read the author's latest book, but I will consider providing questions going off previous books that I have read in the past. I am open for creative promotions, so please don't hesitate to email me--I'm open to almost anything.
Also, I do reserve the right to not post anything I consider inappropriate for my audience (or just inappropriate in general), and the views and opinions that authors share on my site aren't necessarily endorsed by me.
I do not post articles written by unpublished authors.
Background Information and Stats
The Compulsive Reader is run by Tirzah Price, and all reviews and content are generated by me. I have been blogging and reviewing for almost 5 years, and have written over 550 reviews. The Compulsive Reader has over 1,300 posts, with an average of about 28,000 page views per month and 16,000 unique visitors per month. I have readers from all over the world, but most are from the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, and Brazil. More statistical details available upon request.
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Each book I receive is not guaranteed a review, unfortunately. I simply don't have the time--I wish I did! There isn't a set amount of time in which you can expect a review either. I try to get to as many books as I can, but a lot of factors go into my reading decisions, and unfortunately, this isn't a full time job. If you are planning a feature and need a review by a certain date, I usually can make that date if you give me plenty of forewarning, but I cannot guarantee anything.
Books that I do not get to, or that I receive unsolicited, will go to other book bloggers, or if the book is a finished copy, are donated to a local library.
Most books reviewed on this site are provided to me by publicists, publishers, or authors. I do not receive money from them. I am an Amazon affiliate.
You can contact me at email@example.com for any review or promotion requests and with any questions.
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