Review Policy

Hello and thanks for checking out my review policy.  
This blog was set up for me to initially make a note of the books I had read along with the thoughts of those books, however I am now branching out and reviewing books as can be seen from my blog already.   
If you have a book that you would like me to review, then please read this page and have a good look around my blog to see if your book is suitable.  Requests that come from people who have spent time browsing through my blog are always appreciated, and are taken more seriously than generic requests. 
Reviewing books has always been a hobby for me, and is fitted in on my daily commute to and from work and around family time - hence the name of the blog "Reading for Pleasure".  My reviews are my honest, unbiased opinion and I never ask for payment for any book review I do.  I am also not part of any affiliate program.
(A note to authors – you should NEVER have to pay a book blogger for a review – there are a few that may ask you for a review fee but my advice would be to find someone else – most book bloggers review for FREE for the #booklove).
All of my reviews are posted on Amazon (both UK and US), Goodreads and links to reviews on my blog are posted on my blog’s Facebook page and Twitter.
You can find links to my FB page and Twitter on my connect/contact me page on my blog. While I love connecting with both authors and publishers via these platforms please don’t use them solely as a way to request a review as I have a dedicated email to which all requests can now go to – details of which can be found at the end of this policy.
I enjoy reading the following genres as detailed below :
  • Crime
  • Thrillers
  • Psychological thrillers
  • Mystery
  • Children's Books (daughter (currently aged 10) and I review together)
I am happy to accept both e-books (mobi files only) and physical copies from both publishers and authors (including Indies and self-published).  Children's books are physical copies only at present so daughter is able to read these. 
My acceptance of a book does not guarantee a review. We've all started books that we liked the sound of but then have not finished due to not quite being what I/ we were expecting.  For that reason if I don't finish or don’t enjoy a book I will not post a review. I also cannot guarantee how quickly I will read and review your book, but will try to stick to publication dates as much as possible. 
I also enjoy taking part in blog tours (both review and content) and cover reveals.  Time frames for these are negotiable and am happy to discuss these in further details with individuals. 
I work hard on my reviews and take the issue of copyright very seriously.  Please do not copy any of my posts without my written permission. That said I’m more than happy for authors/publishers to use a quote from my review for their book/website etc. as long as you credit 'Reading For Pleasure' but would appreciate notification if you do this.  This is so I can watch out for the comment / review and also add a copy to my personal shelf 😊
Still here? Great! If after reading this you’d like to get in touch to tell me all about your book you can contact me at readingforpleasure (at) icloud (dot) com and include the details below:
  • Book blurb 
  • Genre of the book
  • A cover picture
  • The publication date, if not already published
  • A link to your website or other relevant social media accounts
A paragraph describing what is unique or interesting about the book and why I would be interested in reviewing it
If you have any other questions then please feel free to get in touch.
Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon!

Bev x

Updated: February 2018