Books with Benefits reads novels constantly, but we don’t spend much of our time reviewing them because there are already so many great review sites. What we do:
* Review books that we love.
* Review books for columns or as special features.
* Review books by request.
** Interview authors by request.
** Accept guest posts written by authors.
If we buy a book, read it, and love it, we might write a review. If we buy a book, read it, and hate it, we might write a review, too. Either way, we always tell the truth. If you want to know why, read J.W.’s take on reviews. (She uses Pride and Prejudice as an analogy. It’s good stuff.)
When we write a book review by request, we tell the truth, too. However, as a professional curtesy, we allow authors to accept or reject the review. If the author accepts, we publish the review on our blog and other relevant sites, such as Amazon. If an author rejects the review, we toss it in the bin and then we scratch the author’s name on a stone tablet marked “NEVER REVIEW AGAIN.” Occasionally, a book is so outside our personal preferences that we can’t finish it. When this happens, the book falls into the ether. Although we love helping authors promote their books and giving them feedback, we don’t want to give our readers half-baked impressions or hurt authors by giving them half-formed opinions.
If you would like to contact J.W. or April for a review, to send an ARC, or to request an interview: