Policy

Pop! Goes The Reader is currently accepting requests for book reviews at this time!

Before you contact me regarding a prospective review, please take a moment and read the following information before continuing.

Accepted Genres

Pop! Goes The Reader is a book review blog that focuses predominantly on Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction. My primary areas of interest are the Contemporary and Historical Fiction genres, although I am also willing to accept other genres outside of these dependant upon my level of interest in the specific book in question. I am also willing to review the occasional adult novel, particularly historical romance and literary fiction. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis. I will not review self-published work.

Review Format

I will always try my best to provide an honest and balanced review of whatever work I am examining. As much as it pains me to write a negative review, I will do so if I feel it is necessary and the work in question warrants it. In cases such as these, I will do my best to explicitly state what problems I had with the particular work. My good opinion cannot be purchased or influenced in any way as I think that would do a disservice both to my readers as well as to myself. I am not willing to compromise my integrity in order to provide a work with a positive review.

All full-length reviews will contain select quotes chosen by me from the work I am reviewing. I find that quotations and/or excerpts are often one of the best ways to gauge whether or not a book is right for a prospective reader. I will never intentionally include a quotation that spoils either a major plot or character development. Rather, I choose quotes that I think best display a novel’s tone and style. I would suggest familiarizing yourself with my typical review format beforehand to ensure that it is right for you.

Review Availability, Cross-Posting and Promotion

All reviews will be posted on Pop! Goes The Reader, as well as cross-posted on Goodreads and Amazon.com. They will also be promoted on Twitter.

Submission Format

I’m willing to review books in either a print or eBook format. I own a Kindle and will accept eBooks in either an .epub, .mobi or .PDF format.

When Submitting A Book For Review

When contacting me regarding a prospective book for review, please provide the following information:

» Title and Author
» Synopsis
» Publication Date
» A brief explanation as to why your book would be a good fit for Pop! Goes The Reader and/or be of interest to me.

This information will provide me with a basic understanding of the work in question and allow me to gauge whether or not it would be a good fit for Pop! Goes The Reader and its readers.

If you would like your book reviewed within a certain time period (i.e. Within a week or two of the book’s release), please specify this in your correspondence. I will do my best to accommodate such requests, although I cannot absolutely guarantee that this will be possible.

Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review, particularly if it is an unsolicited manuscript that I did not actively request.

Still interested in having your book featured on Pop! Goes The Reader? Great! Please email me at jen@popgoesthereader.com

Pop! Goes The Reader is also happy to conduct author interviews, participate in blog tours and other related promotional events. As with the accepted genres, this will be decided on a case-by-case basic dependent upon the suitability of the event in question for Pop! Goes The Reader.

Disclosure

In compliance with FTC regulations, I am not compensated for the book reviews I provide. If I receive an ARC (‘Advance Reader Copy’) for review from a publisher or author, I will disclose this in the review provided. The source and format of every book I review will be included in said review.