Book Review Submission Guidelines

What you need to know about me

  • I will only post 4 and 5 star reviews. They will appear first here and then later on Amazon and Goodreads. I will add to the review that I have received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
  • I read across many genres. I’m a sucker for a well-written book with suspense and strong characters.
  • I have a low threshold for violence and will skim gritty details or put the book down if my gut wrenches and rises in my throat. Sex, on the other hand, is fine.
  • I haven’t read a Zombie book, but I’ve seen the odd movie. I’m willing to try a Zombie book, but no promises.
  • I write full time. Reading  is my hobby. Translation: I will probably post reviews twice a month.
  • All my reviews are free. It’s my way of giving back for all the great reviews people have written for me. I think of them as a way of saying thank you to authors who spent hours crafting a work of art.
  • Credentials? B.A. in Eng. M.Ed, a lifetime of reading

What my reviews look like

I do not write book reports summarizing your plot. I write a paragraph or two about what I liked about your book. I state where I think it fits on “the shelf” and who I think it will appeal to. And I like to quote at least one of my favorite lines.


My Review Process

If you would like me to review your book, the process looks like this:

  1. You email me your book blurb and cover jpg. Type, “Book Review,” in the subject line.  (connect@Jo-AnnCarson.com)
  2. If your book interests me, I’ll contact you and request a mobi file (Kindle).
  3. When I receive it, your book will go on my tbr pile. I won’t guarantee you a review, because I won’t write one unless I really like your book.

Does this make sense? Let me know. I’m planning on tweaking it and making the final version a permanent page.

Cheers,

Jo-Ann


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