Jill-Elizabeth.com will consider books from publishers, authors, and book review websites and organizations for review. At this time all reviews are conducted by me, Jill Elizabeth herself; it is possible, given the demand for reviews, that additional reviewers may be utilized on an as-needed basis in the future. There is a standard caveat in place for all solicited reviews, because there are great books and great readers, and not all of each category overlap… If for any reason, I find that a book does not resonate in a way that allows for its completion and an objective review (e.g., the subject matter or style is/becomes problematic at some point such that the story/writing cannot be objectively reviewed), I will contact the submitter and the review will be declined. I feel that it is unfair to authors to have their books reviewed by people who have issues with something besides what they are being asked to assess – i.e., the story as presented. If that is acceptable, and your book falls within the accepted categories described below, please feel free to contact me and request a review. At this time I am willing to review physical copies and e-books on Kindle.
What We Review
Jill-Elizabeth.com will consider books in the following genres for review:
- Young Adult
- Science Fiction/Fantasy
- Cultural Analyses/Criticism
At this time, Jill-Elizabeth.com is NOT regularly accepting the following:
- Romance Novels
- Spiritual/Christian Works
- Self-Help and Relationship-Advice Books
- Children’s Books
These lists are not exhaustive; questions about the acceptability of specific books or genres may be addressed to JillElizabeth@Jill-Elizabeth.com.
Please note that review copies (whether advance or otherwise) and galleys that are submitted for review become the property of Jill-Elizabeth.com upon receipt. Generally speaking, they will be retained for personal use; Jill-Elizabeth.com does retain the right to utilize review copies as giveaways and/or contest prizes related to website events if appropriate, however.
What Our Reviews Include
Each review will include (at a minimum) the following information, either directly printed in the review or available via link:
- Link to Amazon.com for purchase (if applicable)
- Brief Summary
- Personal Review
All published reviews will reflect the reviewer’s personal opinions. Jill-Elizabeth.com cannot guarantee a positive review; however, in the event that the reviewer found the book not to her liking, the resultant review will still respect the effort that went into developing it and every effort will be made to identify at least one positive quality of the work. If, at any time, the reviewer feels that a review cannot be prepared with this in mind or that a given work cannot be reviewed in good conscience for any reason, the person(s) responsible for submitting the work will be contacted directly and provided with an explanation.
Our Publication Information
At this time, Jill-Elizabeth.com is publishing book reviews on an ad hoc basis. Posts may cover a single book or multiple books related to a theme. Jill-Elizabeth.com retains the right to publish additional reviews as needed or appropriate. Submitted items will be reviewed as soon as practicable given existing reading/writing commitments. If at any time it appears that a review will not be possible within two months of the date of receipt, the submitter will be notified directly to discuss scheduling.
If contact information is provided, Jill-Elizabeth.com will attempt to contact the submitter when the book review is scheduled to post and provide a link to the review. No reviews will be disseminated to the submitter prior to publication on Jill-Elizabeth.com. Once published on Jill-Elizabeth.com, the review may be posted to other online book review venues such as Amazon.com, GoodReads.com, or similar sites. If the submitter wishes, Jill-Elizabeth.com is willing to provide an abbreviated form of the review with a link to the full review on Jill-Elizabeth.com for the submitter to make available on his/her own website.
Please note that all of the published material on Jill-Elizabeth.com is copyrighted. Please contact Rick@Jill-Elizabeth.com with any requests to reprint or reproduce any such published material.
At this time, Jill-Elizabeth.com is willing to consider hosting guest bloggers/reviewers, conducting and publishing author interviews, and conducting promotions and/or giveaways (either of the book being reviewed or of other books). Please contact JillElizabeth@Jill-Elizabeth.com with your request; all requests will be reviewed upon receipt and a response will be prepared as soon as possible.
For More Information
If your question has not been addressed herein, please feel free to contact JillElizabeth@Jill-Elizabeth.com. We look forward to working with you!