Hello there everyone!
Thank you for visiting my blog. If you are reading this page it’s because you have a book, video series, movie, tv show, video game or a product you’d like reviewed on my blog. I am here to help and would love to work with you.
The first thing to note is this: right now, I have over five hundred books in my TBR list, and while I won’t close myself off to submissions to you guys, it will be a while before I read your book. I’m always happy to work with you guys on promoting your projects and will be happy to add your work to my list. I just ask for your patience and understanding as I’m only one person working on this blog.
I must add however that lately I have gotten several emails regarding the amount of time it will take me to read that many books. My blog right now is run in my spare time when I am not working on my full time job, so reading and reviewing is done in my spare time. However there are two exceptions to waiting for a review. If you have a book with an upcoming release date and can give me reasonable time to schedule a review, then I can get your book in sooner. However if your book’s release has already come and gone, and you can’t wait for a review or are too anxious to wait for a review, then I can offer a premium review, which would give you a review sooner for a small fee, depending on the size of your book.
The fee will be discussed at the time of you asking for a premium review and will be determined based on the book’s length. Here is a list of fees depending on the book’s length:
less than 200 pages: $10
200-300 pages: $15
300-400 pages: $20
400-500 pages: $25
over 500: negotiable depending on length
(October 9th, 2019 UPDATE: I wanted to update this a bit as lately I have been getting emails regarding reviews and authors and publishers have been assuming that if they can’t or won’t pay for an expedited review, then they cannot have their book featured or reviewed on my site. I want to make it clear that if you are unable or not willing to pay for an expedited review, I will still add your book to my free TBR List. It will be a bit of a wait for the review, but I will review it nonetheless. Also, in regards to the fee itself, the payment is in no way shape or form a payment for the review itself. The review and my opinion are completely free and will always remain so. That is why my reviews always will begin with
“I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.”
This is to ensure that my reviews are honest, fair and reasonable, and can also be included on Amazon. The fee is for nothing more than my time, as a way of insuring your book is moved ahead of the others on the TBR list at this moment. This is for those who either have an upcoming book launch they need reviews for before hand, those who are marketing or promoting an upcoming book, or those who are advertising an existing book and need fresh and recent reviews. With that in mind, I hope this clears up any confusion authors or publishers/agents have on my policy. I am an author myself and understand not being able to afford to pay for expedited reviews and needing reviews to get your book out there. I am always here to help and promote authors and their work.)
I will point out this fee does not in any way reflect the review itself. All reviews are based on my honest opinion and won’t be affected one way or another based on a possible fee. I will point out however that not everyone needs to pay this fee, as I know each author has their own budget, and as long as you are willing to wait regular reviews are free. If a fee is established and paid, the author will receive a scheduled date of release for the review. Many authors have contacted me and paid for premium reviews, and so going forward we will be establishing scheduled review dates in advance.
Secondly, I read and review almost anything. The only genres of books I don’t read are erotica, financial and religious books. I myself am not religious, and I am also more liberal in my views, so anything involving anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigration, anti-equality or any variation of those things will probably result in a very polite response declining to get involved in your project. I wish you well if this is the case, but I just don’t agree with those sentiments and don’t feel comfortable promoting it on my blog.
Third, I review a wide array of things on this blog. While my specialty involves books, I have experience writing reviews, previews and articles for music, movies, television, video games, apps and more. The only thing is I am not well versed in certain genres in these categories, so just ask me in an email and I will let you know whether or not I’m the person for you to help promote your product.
Now I offer a wide array of promotion on my blog. The first thing I want to note is that I do not ask for money in exchange for reviews. I review books and other products on here in exchange for fair, honest reviews. All I ask is for you to send your product to me either through email or my P.O. Box, which I will give you in our correspondence. I work with indie authors, publishers both big and small, and large companies. It doesn’t matter to me where you are coming from in your industry or whether or not you are just starting out or have an author who’s book is about to be released through your publishing house, I am available to review your product.
I not only offer a written review on my blog, but a video review on my social media sites. I used to do this through YouTube, but recent changes within the platform have forced met to look to other means of video content. Therefore I will be posting one minute reviews to my Instagram page, @authoranthonyavina. This will also post to my Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages for a combined total of nearly 3K viewers. I also post reviews to Goodreads, Amazon and to my social media pages. I also offer email interviews, (possible audio or video interviews if my schedule allows), as well as guest posts, giveaways and any other promotional ideas you might have. Just ask when we email and I will let you know if I can help you.
If this sounds good to you, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name (or pen name), the reason for your email and what kind of promotion you are looking for on my blog. I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope we can work together on promoting your work. Like I said, whether you are an indie creator or work for a large company, I am happy to work with you and get your product out there. I know how difficult it can be to get your work seen, so as long as you are patient with waiting for my review, I am happy to help get your project seen. Take care, and I look forward to hearing from you guys!
SIDE NOTE: I am listed on http://www.theindieview.com/