ARC (ADVANCE READER COPY) SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Hello and welcome!
A big shout out to all my fellow authors trying to, and succeeding at getting published!
My submission guidelines for indie authors submitting ARCs to me for reading and reviewing are fairly simple. I encourage that you edit your books to death. Too many errors turns me off of the work. I am after all, an editor as well as an author.
FOR THE FOLLOWING SELF-PUBLISHED E-BOOKS:
- no fantasy,
- no science fiction,
- no westerns,
- no ROMANCE!
- NO HORROR!
I get a lot of requests, not complaining, but oi! I have to pick and choose through a vast pile of brilliant work born from tears, sweat and frustration. What a job! I wish I could review them all.
I only pick those E-BOOKS I can get in PDF format.
See what space for reviews is available and in what format.
is where you can send me your queries.
DO NOT SEND ANYTHING UNTIL I READ YOUR QUERY AND show some interest in your work. If asked to send your book, USE REGULAR MAIL. I will not pay Custom charges.
Send me book one of your series.
I post my reviews here, on Goodreads, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
FOR FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION INDIE AUTHORS:
I am extremely picky about what I’ll read. You can email asking if I’m interested.
Isn’t writing exciting! I can’t wait to see what you have for me!
I am also an editor and a proof reader, a writing coach, ghostwriter, published author… lol. As you can see, I have been involved in the writing world for a long time.
As an editor, I want to see an author’s best effort, so make a great first impression. Edit, edit, edit!
Finally, I do my best to read as much as I can that’s sent to me but book reading does take time. I can read a printed copy faster than a PDF; I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s an eye thing from staring at a computer all day–I’m a certified freelance writer and published author too. Around 200 or so pages will take me one day to read… a really good story and I’ll read a printed copy in 4 hours or less<wink> <wink>.
Write what you know; know what you write.
Edit, edit, edit; and then, edit some more.
Always remember to grab a reader with a great hook.
Research the structure of plotting.
Research what agents are looking for.
I am no longer able to be a Beta reader.
You can still follow me on all my blogs and author sites, social media too. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to follow, like any or all my posts and support a fellow writer.
I do not charge for being a reviewer. NO ONE SHOULD!
I do not guarantee “good reviews” but I will provide an honest review. I request the right to make it as long as I feel necessary. It will not be a book report. Click here to see what I normally do.
Although I review books for traditional publishers, I also do not charge for this service. I am not associated with, nor am I employed by any. I promote other authors and their work by reviewing for free.
Happy Writing and Reading!