I am currently taking review requests, but I am only accepting if I believe I have a reasonable chance to read the book in a timely manner.
I’m also more than happy to accept catalogues from authors and publishers (it may be worth your while taking the time to glance through my review archive which should give you some idea of the books I enjoy reading and therefore more likely to spend time reviewing).
A note about formats: While I do have a Kindle and am more than happy to accept e-galleys for review purposes, be aware if your novel is published in e-book format only, then I will be less likely to accept a copy for review.
And apologies to self-publishers. I do realise how hard you are working to get your book out there and known, but I do not accept in any format any self-published/vanity press editions.
Author Interviews/Guest Posts
I am always happy to consider authors for interviews or guest posts. If you are traditionally published and have a book you feel would be a good fit for such a post here at Bart’s Bookshelf, then just let me know. I would love to hear from you!
Again I’m sorry, but apologies to self-publishers. I do realise how hard you are working to get your book out there and known, but chances are, because I’m not going to get to read your book, I will be unlikely host a guest post etc. regarding it..
If you are wanting to send me a book for review, please be aware that I’m a UK based blogger, I know postage costs can be an issue so I thought it only right to make you aware of this up front.
Time constraints do mean I may not respond to each offer individually or as quickly as I would like, if you don’t hear back from me this time, it does not mean I may not be interested in alternative title in the future, so don’t hesitate to contact me again if you have one that you think I may be interested in.
Your review, will can include a book cover image, a link to author website, any preferred synopsis, author bio, and my personal thoughts about the book in each review. (if you would like a link to any other sources, Twitter, Facebook etc.) then just let me know and in most cases I’ll be more than happy to accommodate.
My acceptance of a review copy does not guarantee that I will write a review. Bart’s Bookshelf, is my hobby – and while it’s most certainly a fun one, 🙂 I don’t even review every book I read simply for my own pleasure.
However, if you have been good enough to send me a book and I’ve finished it, then be assured I will get a timely review up and as close to any relevant publication schedules as I can manage.
And now all that is out of the way! Feel free to get in contact if you are interested in working with me. I very much look forward to working with you.
Last Update: July 2015