Would you like a review?

{updated March 2014}

Please Note: Due to my current schedule I AM NOT  CONSIDERING/ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SELF PUBLISHED  TITLES  until further notice

I invite you to contact me regarding a review of  your book (or your client’s book) . I am always looking for something new to read however I do have time constraints and believe that if I accept your work it deserves thoughtful reading and consideration.  I have created these guidelines  so that you can determine if  this is the right place for you and your book.

Book Review Policy and Guidelines

I am happy to accept Advance Reader Copies and in-print books (Please note for postage that  I am located in Australia)

I am happy to consider  eBooks that are available in a  ePub , Kindle Mobi, lit or PDF etc. (I do NOT accept Adobe Digital Editions format.)

I will consider self published/indie and small press title that complement my reading preferences however I accept only two a month.

My reading preferences include:

Fiction (Both Stand Alone and Series)

General Fiction, Womens Fiction /Chick Lit, Cosy Mystery, Psychological Thriller/Suspense, Murder & Mystery,  Crime, Police procedural, Humor, Supernatural /Urban Fantasy

I may also consider Historical, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Science Fiction , Horror, Non Fiction and Young Adult (suitable for 16+ years), but accept very few.

I specifically welcome Australian author submissions.

* I  will NOT consider books in the following genres or with the following dominant  themes: Christian, Religion, Memoirs, Political, Celebrity, Fashion, Poetry, Sports, Erotica and Travel. If your book falls into a category that I am not interested in then please do not submit it.

There are many other avenues available to search for book blog reviewers.

Indie Book Reviewer Yellow Pages

The Indie Book Review

Indie Book Reviewer

Book Blogger Directory

Australian Book Blogger Directory


Requesting a Review

My reviews are based on my personal opinion and I endeavour to be honest, though considerate in my assessments.  This means I will write about  out what does, and what doesn’t work, for me as a reader. It is your responsibility to  browse the blog or view my shelves at Goodreads.com where I am one of the top 10 reviewers, to assist you in deciding if your book will be a good fit for my review.

If you contact me regarding a review I will reply within 5 working days. If I accept your work, I will post a review of a minimum 200 words within the agreed time frame. I will notify you of the likely timing you can expect based on my current commitments, however if you have a preferred date for the review to be posted then I may be willing to negotiate. My current review schedule can be viewed HERE , there is usually  a 6 month wait. Sorry, currently  I am not accepting requests

A review includes the cover image, book and publisher details, purchase details and a short author bio. The review is posted on twitter, facebook, goodreads, librarything and linked to at other sources. It can also be posted at locations such as Amazon, Bookdepository etc.

I welcome giveaway’s/contests in conjunction with my review post. I prefer that any giveaway is open worldwide but it is not essential


I receive many requests (up to 20+) for book reviews each week and unfortunately can not accept them all.
Please read the following  information carefully and include all of the information I have asked for to give your book the best chance of being considered.

If you would like for me to consider your work please contact me by email and include the following information:

* Please include “Request for Book Review” and the book’s title in the Subject Line.

* Please list your full name and your relationship to the book (Author/Publicist/Publisher)

* Include Book Title/Author/Type (eg. paperback, ebook) Publisher/Publish Date/Page or Word Count/Genre/Blurb)

* You must have a sample chapter or excerpt available, please provide a link or in PDF format only

* Please indicate if you are willing to offer your book in a giveaway/contest in conjunction with the review.

* If your request is part of a book tour please provide information about the event.

* You are welcome to include any other relevant information or requirements.

* Please do not attach your book to the query email

I reply to all submissions, usually within 3-5 days.

I appreciate your co-operation and welcome your query, or any other questions.


Contact me at:  bookd.out@gmail.com

Please Note: If after accepting your book, for whatever reason, I decide I cannot provide you with a review, I will notify you as soon as possible.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margaret Lynette Sharp
    May 13, 2012 @ 18:13:34

    Thanks for your straightforward, informative post; and, above all, the contribution you are making to the world of literature in expressing your true opinions. Congratulations!



  2. Adam
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 11:45:58

    Wow, into 2014! You really are, “booked out” with your review schedule. 🙂 Sorry, couldn’t resist.



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  4. Phyllis H. Moore
    Jan 12, 2016 @ 04:28:28

    Nice web site. I signed up today. I’m an American Indie author, writing in a southern gothic style with a Texas twist, family saga, dysfunctional adults with a little humor and paranormal. Just published a coming of age trilogy and stand-alone novel. Need reviews and love to know when you can take requests again. Amazon.com/author/phyllshmoore.



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