Review Policy

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My Review Policy is as follows:

  1. I enjoy literary fiction, dystopian fiction, some women’s fiction but not straight “chick lit”, children’s literature, travel narratives and some non-fiction, depending on the subject. I do not review much YA but will consider a title depending on the plot. I have enjoyed some literary horror as well. Here are a few books that I’ve really enjoyed: 1Q84, Model Home, The Night Circus, LambThe Terror, East of Eden, The Meaning of Night, The Devil in the White City, Prodigal Summer, Safe from the Sea, Finn, Let the Great World Spin, Atonement, Middlesex. Books that are sent to me will be reviewed within a reasonable time frame (2-6 months) unless the author/publisher has asked me beforehand to review it by a certain date. That said, most of books that I receive are reviewed within 2-3 months.
  2. I reserve the right to divorce the book after 50 pages if the content is not what I expected it to be.
  3. Reviews may contain negative criticism.
  4. I reserve the right to use the book cover illustration as well as excerpts from the book in my review as stated under Fair Use.
  5. I reserve the right to link the book back to any online bookseller of my choosing. Typically, it will be Indie Bound.
  6. Reviews may contain a link to the author/publisher’s web site, the author’s photo or a link to the author’s blog. However, there is no guarantee that these links WILL be included.
  7. Reviews are posted on my blog Book Chatter as well as Goodreads, Library Thing, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon. I often post reviews on Amazon but this may not always be the case.
  8. If a book is sent to me by an author/publisher, I will send them a notification email or Tweet once the review has posted.
  9. I do not sell books that are sent to me whether they are ARCs or RCs. However, I reserve the right to give them away (on my blog, or personally). An ARC will not be given away until after its posted publication date.
  10. I do not accept self-published books for review but I reserve the right to review them on my own if a title strikes me.
  11. I will only respond to review inquiries that interest me and ones that I feel fit my blog profile.
  12. Blog content can only be used with my permission.

If you have any questions or would like to run a book by me, please contact me but know that I may not respond to your individual requests.

Ti’s Contact Info

Email: bookishchatter@gmail.com

Facebook: Book Chatter

Twitter: TiBookChatter

2 Responses

  1. Hello Ti,
    I came across your blog through Twitter.

    If you are interested in psychological thrillers with some chick lit, Penthouse Man is a great story with lots of drama. My wed page with my contact details is keanoli.com or Twitter @KeaNoli
    Thanks for your consideration. Kea

  2. Hi Ti,
    The setting of my novel, “The Orchid Bracelet,” is in Vietnam and Cambodia. It is a story of two parallel worlds that eventually collide. Mathematically, that could not happen, but in this story it does. One world is of Allison Wagner, an American journalist who travels to Vietnam to gather data on how life in that country has progressed since the end of the war in 1975. The other world is of human trafficking. I actually spent one month in both countries researching and when I returned I knew this story, although fiction, needed to be told. You mention you normally do not review books that are self-published of which mine is. However, out of over 2000 entries, it was a finalist in the general fiction category for the 2012 Indie Book Awards which was held at the Plaza Hotel in NYC last May. I’m currently meeting with book clubs where I actively participate in their discussion either in person or via Skype. Suggested discussion questions are given at the back of the book. My web page includes my bio, synopsis, and audio. If you are interested in giving it a look, I would be most happy to send you a complimentary copy.

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