Authors and publishers:
My subscribers come first. Always. They believe in me enough to become paid subscribers, and I feel the very least I can do is purchase my own books (for the most part – see below) to maintain their trust in my reviews. They are my sponsors, and my loyalties lie with them.
I only accept physical book submissions anonymously in person or via snail mail. At conventions, I have a submissions box or bag next to my table where you may place your book. It’s best we have limited contact because networking can lead to inadvertent bias (see avoiding bias is extremely important to me). If you’d like to send your book via snail mail, the address is on my Contact page. Please send only the book(s) with no identifying information or any promotional products, coupons, etc. I do not accept e-books; the author or publisher’s name may be inadvertently revealed, and I don’t accept them from individuals because piracy is a plague upon mankind. I have a learning disability, so I also do not accept audiobook submissions.
I do not use NetGalley, etc.
I will not go easy on you. I will let my subscribers know if a book was sent to me for free; if you want positive reviews and zero criticism, I’m not your girl. I have space set aside in my reviews for likes and dislikes for a reason 🙂
I only read books I find interesting. If it’s not something I’d like to read or the anonymity has been compromised, I will place it in a giveaway (the recipient may or may not review the book at their discretion) instead of returning it. Placement in said giveaway does not constitute endorsement of your book.
No outsourcing, and no guest posts. I am and will always be the sole reviewer under my brand. I also do not accept guest posts here or special guests on my web series.
I will review in my own time. I don’t care about being the first, latest, etc. to review a book because it’s impossible. I read about 60 books per month, I only review 20 per month at this time. The backlog is ridiculous. I will eventually be able to afford to shorten the turnaround time via extra help and more episodes per day, but in the meantime the project management triple constraint comes into effect here.