POLICY FOR THE BLOG OF ICEBREAKER694

Updated

4-14-17: I am only taking books that I have contacted the author/publisher for currently. Don’t worry, book pitches will reopen soon upon further notice.

General:

Now taking Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Indie books! Continue reading for more info.

  • Will accept review pitches from any author/blogger/publisher, but please look at the guidelines (see below).
  • Reviews of review copies are most likely to be posted in under 60 days, if you have a preference then tell me! I will see what I can do.
  • I am fine with Blog Tours, Reviews, Buddy Reads, and Author Interviews.
  • Contact: icebreaker694blog@gmail.com

ARCs/Review Copies

  • If you want to send print copies email me (see above) for information regarding to where copy should be sent.
  • Also for print: If publisher/blog tour/author needs copy back, please tell me. I don’t sell them or give them away, I will always keep them unless I have to send them back.
  • I will not take NetGalleys at the moment.
  • Ebooks are also encouraged. EPubs are preferred, but I will take PDFs as well.

Genres I DO Cover On

  • Mystery
  • Paranormal
  • (Clean) Contemporary Romance
  • Re-tellings
  • Urban Fantasy
  • High Fantasy
  • Comedy
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Manga

Genres I SOMETIMES Cover On

  • Science Fiction
  • Dystopian
  • Graphic Novels
  • Faith

Genres I LEAST LIKELY/DO NOT Cover On

  • Biographies
  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • Poetry
  • If your book falls into the last two categories, feel free to email me if you think I will enjoy it. I am still open to your ideas.

The Review

[This guideline only follows review copies/ARCs. Books that I bought/borrowed from bookstores/libraries are formatted differently.]

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Author link
  4. Pub. Date
  5. Where to Buy
  6. Format
  7. Goodreads synopsis
  8. Spoil free review
  9. Rating
  10. More
  • Please tell me if book has a giveaway, I can include the links under the review.
  • By FTC Guidelines, I will provide an honest review.
  • If I find that I did not enjoy the book I will still write a review, but I never bash an author directly.

Rating Style

❄️= Bad
❄️❄️= Okay; Potential
❄️❄️❄️= Good; Cute, Sweet
❄️❄️❄️❄️= Great; awesome
❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️= OMG it was amazing!!!

I also do .25, .5, and .75s.

MY GUIDELINES

  1. Clean books are preferred, please. Authors email me if your book contains bad language, heavy romance, drugs, gore, or any other inappropriateness. I will most likely still read the book, it’s just nice to know.
  2. I will only accept a few books at a time. I am very sorry, but sometimes I may not have time to review a certain amount of books under the 60 day time period. If you don’t have a time period then I will gladly accept your book. If you want the review in a certain time frame then I will try to work out the details, but email me beforehand a date so I know. For now, I may limit a book if I have too many to read.
  3. I post reviews every Friday, if you do not agree with this then email me a date prior to the review.
  4. I will respond to your emails with my answer, and if at any given time, I cannot reach you or cannot get your confimation with a copy of your book, I cannot read/review your book until you answer/send a copy. This is simply because I want to make sure that you are knowledgeable of me reviewing your book, and also that I can’t review a book with out a copy. This is an important guideline because this has happened before, and I need you to please respond to my emails as well.
  5. If you have any problems with my review please email me instead of comment. I don’t really look forward to negativity on my blog site. Email me questions if you want, too.
  • If I don’t like a book I would never start to dis the author. My opinions are my own, and I know people may think the opposite of the result. However, even if I did not enjoy something, I still think other readers will. Just one opinion is not the end of a writing career, and I support all authors for their dedication and work.

Happy Reading!