All About Review Policies
A review policy is so, so important for book bloggers. If you don’t have one on your blog, I recommend you write one! And I’m going to show you exactly how.
Even if you already DO have a review policy, it’s nice to keep it updated and make sure you have all the necessary information on it, so I’d still suggest reading this post.
First off, what is a review policy?
A review policy is a page on your blog for publishers and authors to read so they can send you a book for review. It includes information that will help that publisher or author determine if their book is a good fit for you.
Whenever someone asks me to review their book, I direct them to that policy. I don’t want to read books I know I won’t like. I don’t read adult books, so if someone wants me to read their book and I direct them to my policy, they’ll know, Oh, better find another reviewer, and not waste their or my time.
Why do you need one?
You should have a review policy so that publishers or authors know what kind of books you like to read and won’t waste time emailing you about books you’re not interested in, and so they know where to contact you.
Where should you put it?
Make a page for your review policy and include a link to it on your blog in a visible place. You want to make sure people can find it easily, without searching around for a while before finally locating it.
What’s important to include in it?
At the minimum, I’d recommend you make sure to have these things on your page:
What genres you read
What genres you don’t read
Your email address
What the publisher/author should include in the email (synopsis, link to goodreads, link to author’s website…)
What formats you’ll accept books in
Here is a link to my review policy.
Do you have a review policy on your blog? Do you think it has helped you? What do you include in it?
Thanks for reading!