REVIEW POLICY + RATING SYSTEM

If you are an author or publisher, please read the following sections carefully before submitting a review request. Once you have fully read and understood the below, please fill out the form here.


I am more than happy to consider your book for review, but please know that I am one person, and will not be able to accept each request that I receive. Please keep in mind, that having your book accepted does not guarantee I will review it. I abide by the "50 Page Rule" if I'm not enjoying your book by 50 pages in, I will move onto the next.

I have a large pile of books that need to be read either for pleasure or for review. This being said, I do not read books in any specific order, or how I receive them via the requests form. You have the option to request a specific review date, and unless I have agreed to give you that specific date, I will get to your book when I decide to read it. When choosing which book to read next, I always go for the ones that call out my name, and some are louder than others.

Please keep in mind, that I do not always accept date requests.




ACCEPTED FORMATS:
  • E-Book (Kindle)
  • Hardcover
  • Paperback   
GENRES I REVIEW:
  • Apocalyptic
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
  • Children's
  • Dystopia
  • Entertainment
  • Fantasy
  • Fairy Tales
  • Fiction
  • Horror
  • Humour 
  • Middle School
  • Mystery
  • Non Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Romance
  • Science
  • Science Fiction
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • Young Adult
  • Zombies
GENRES I WILL NOT REVIEW:
  • Chick Lit
  • Erotica 
  • Poetry
  • Religious
  • Urban Fantasy
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY REVIEW:
  • Cover
  • Title with Purchase Links (Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Books-A-Million, Goodreads, Google Play, Kobo)
  • Author's Name with Links (Website/Blog, Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter)
  • Publisher with Link
  • Date Published
  • Length
  • Genres
  • Obtained (Purchased, Free, Borrowed) 
  • Format
  • Synopsis (Usually taken from Goodreads)
  • My Review
  • Rating
WHERE I REVIEW:
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Books-A-Million
  • Goodreads
  • Google Play
  • Kobo
  • Any website of your choosing
NOTE: Because I chose not to use my personal Amazon account, I am unable to to review on the site until I purchase using my blog account. I have no plans to do so in the near future. Sorry for the inconvenience.




WHERE I ADVERTISE:
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter




RATING SYSTEM:


I loved this book. This doesn't mean the book was perfect, but I would re-read it as many times as I my heart desired. I will talk about this book with anyone who is willing to listen.

This was a great book, however, it lacked something that I can't put my finger on. While it had a few flaws, that didn't stop me from enjoying it.

I didn't love it but I also didn't it. It's a hit or miss. There were flaws that were too numerous or significant to overlook.

It had too many flaws to be an enjoyable read, or it just wasn't a book for me. While some people could find this book enjoyable, I am obviously not the target audience.

This is a book that I either didn't finish or didn't like in the slightest. It's a waste of time that has no redeemable qualities.


Guest Posts:

Chi Town Book Girl does accept guest posts. With the exception of being booked through a third part website, I require to have read at least one of your books before agreeing to a guest post. You may select this option while filling out your review request and we will discuss after I have written my review. If you are publishing a guest posts, you will receive a packet with guidelines and topic ideas.


INTERVIEWS:
Chi Town Book Girl does accept interviews. With the exception of being booked through a third party website, I require to have read at least one of your books before agreeing to host an interview. You may select this option while filing out your review request and will discuss after I have written my review. If you are participating in an interview you will receive a packet with guidelines and questions.


COVER REVEALS:
Chi Town Book Girl does accept cover reveals from authors I have previously worked with or reviewed. If you are interested in Smells Like Fiction to host a cover reveal for your book, please contact me.  



 . OFFICIAL POLICY:

This policy is valid from 12 March 2018


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