If you are interested, I would LOVE to read and review your books on my site. Please take a few moments to view my literary interests and review policy.
How I Review:
All reviews I write are a true reflection of my personal opinions and feelings towards different books. No, I’m not a professional reviewer. I do, however, take great care in creating insightful and honest reviews of all books that I read for I Swim for Oceans. While I cannot promise you a positive review, I will always promise an HONEST review, meaning that I will thoroughly explain my take on a book, whether positive or negative. I do not take pride in ripping a novel apart, and I have tremendous respect for the time and effort authors put into their novels.
All reviews will feature a brief synopsis from Goodreads, a personal synopsis, my take on the author’s writing, and a short review of the plot points/characters/etc. I rate my reviews on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being a negative recommendation and 5 being the best recommendation possible.
What I Accept:
I am actively accepting review copies of Young Adult books at this time, but please make note of the sub-genres I am willing to read and review.
• Historical Fiction
• Contemporary Fiction
• Science Fiction
• Mysteries & Thrillers
I am, however, NOT interested in adult novels, as I will not review them here on the site.
While I will accept the occasional e-book, it must be compatible with my e-reader (I own a Barnes & Noble NOOK). Please be aware, however, that all hard copies (paperback or hardcover) will receive preference in my review schedule.
I do accept self-published novels, however, I am selective in those I choose to review. If your self-published novel does not meet the above criteria, I’m afraid I’ll be unable to review your book. Please also be aware that as of 1/13/11, I am no longer accepting self-published novels in e-book format.
Timing of Reviews:
I do my best to review all books in a timely manner in the order in which I receive them. ARCs will receive due preference, and reviews for ARCs will be posted approximately one month before the release date of the tile in question. I will review previously published work within 1 month of receiving the book in question. I will always notify the sender of the ARC/Review Copy of the day the review is posted. All links are posted on my Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and Random Buzzers on the day a book is reviewed.
Author Interviews & Giveaways:
I am always interested in featuring author interviews and giveaways on my site, however, I prefer to be familiar with the author and have read his/her work prior to an interview or giveaway. If you are interested in arranging the aforementioned, please contact me below.
If you require further information regarding my review policy, please contact me at:
iswimforoceans (at) gmail (dot) com