review policies

I’m not a snob. Really, I’m not. Yes, I truly love literary fiction, but I also love fantasy, science fiction, and even romance. I like a slightly smutty book on occasion, and a rip-roaring adventure. I adore humorous fiction. I like young adult books and new adult books and even middle grade books if they’re clever.  I like sappy warm books and edgy dreadful books. I like fiction of all genres, if they are well written and have great characters. I like non-fiction, self-help, history, social sciences, and even some technical work, as long as it’s written for a reasonably well-educated layperson.

I love story telling. I love beautifully crafted writing. I like learning new things.

That’s why I do it for a living.

I do not “only participate in NetGalley,” because they charge a great deal, and  I feel that sometimes interferes with the level playing field that the Internet used to provide to small press and indie authors.

I do not “only review big name authors or best-selling books,” because these authors and those books do not need my reviews.

I do, in fact, take eBooks for reviews. In fact, I prefer them. I see no reason for a struggling new author to spend $10 when it could buy them a blog ad or a fiverr gig. Besides, I’ll just have to go to the post office and then find someplace to store them, and we can’t have that.

I have no problem reviewing self-published authors, but if I feel the book is not ready for publication, I will let you know.

I will add my review to Amazon, Goodreads, and Library Thing (if I can find it there), because frankly, those are the places that matter.

I am happy to participate in guest posts, interviews, giveaways, and blog tours if you ask far enough in advance.

If you are an author, publisher, or publicist and would like a review, please drop me an query or press release at literarypicks@gmail.com before sending any materials. I will respond as soon as I am able with a yes or no.

email: literarypicks@gmail.com

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