For Reviewers

I like reviewers. I like kind reviewers, and snarky reviewers, and reviewers who say too much. I even mostly like reviewers who don’t like my books. I like reviewers with thousands of followers and reviewers with a handful. I think reviewers do a hard job and get too little praise.

If you’re a reviewer and want to receive eARCs of my books via email, please sign up below.

By signing up you are committing to receive the ebook. There is no obligation to read, review, or take any further action. Obviously I hope you’ll feel able to leave a review, but the book will be without any strings attached. I certainly won’t chase you about reviewing. 

You also commit to not passing on, pirating, or otherwise abusing the ARC system (not that I think you’ll do that, but it’s better to be clear).

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from me, or by contacting me at evependle -()- gmail.com.

I will never sell, give away, or otherwise use your email and personal data for anything other than the stated reason above.

 

Reviewer FAQs:

Do you want to be tagged in /informed of reviews? To be honest, unless it’s a 5* rave, I’d generally rather find my own way to your review if/when I feel up to it. Being sent tepid or negative reviews isn’t great for my mental health. And ultimately, reviews are not for me. Bad reviews still sell books, which is why I’ll never prescribe anything about ratings or etc. And I understand why reviewers want authors to RT their reviews, but please be considerate of our feelings. 

But I want you to see my review – even though it’s not 5*. You need to know what’s in my review, it’s important. Put it on GoodReads. I keep tabs on my reviews there and will see it sooner or later. 

Do you mind twitter hashtags / comments / other stuff in reviews? See answer above. If I’m not tagged, I don’t mind. If I am tagged, the only thing I’m concerned about is whether I’m going to feel hurt after reading the review. The hashtags are no worries either way. 

Do I have to have reviewed one of your books to join your list? Not at this time, no. I might introduce this at some point in the future. 

What happens if I don’t leave reviews for any of your books? I do keep tabs on this. I have yet to remove anyone, but I don’t exclude the possibility that if you don’t review, particularly if you never even open the emails, I might remove you from the list. I will contact you via email to discuss this before I do. 

Can I get paperback ARCs? No. They’re too expensive. Sorry. The price you pay on Amazon is basically the same price I would pay to distribute an ARC. That’s too high for me. 

Can I get audiobook ARCs? Probably, it depends. I may be able to get you an ARC (depending on which book it is), but it might not be via Audible. Email me and we can try to figure something out. 

Will you do a guest post or an author Q&A for my blog? Maybe. It depends how much else I have on. Feel free to email me. 

Do I have to review on a particular site? No. That’s up to you. Honestly, we all know that reviews on any retailer site are valuable, and Amazon is the most valuable. But I’m aware there are a variety of reasons you might not want or be able to review there. You do you, Boo.