I’ve been meaning to write one of these for about 18 months, but finally I am here.
This is a policy plucked out of the air and so is not terribly rigid, but my main criteria for considering a book is that I have to have a physical copy. Ebooks don’t do it for me, and frankly I have enough trouble keeping my reading list under control without adding the temptation off adding ones that don’t take up any physical space.
I read widely, though I have definitely leanings towards speculative fiction, but if it’s fiction I’ll consider it. I’m an inveterate book acquirer and love the ideas behind many more books than I could ever read in this lifetime. As a result it may take me a while to get to your book, especially if you send it without asking first. I have difficulties in saying no to interesting sounding books. This is 1 part greed and 4 parts wanting to read every moment of every day (which clearly I can’t do).
I read adult and YA fiction. I have three boys, who have little choice but to like books too. I’m always looking for stuff for them to read or to read to them.
If I like your book, I’ll post my review on Amazon where I seem to have taken up permanent residence at around 330 in the reviewer rankings. If I don’t like it, and you sent me a free copy for review, I’ll just post my review here. It’s a tough enough world selling your book without out some opinionated wazzock befouling your review rating. If I spent money on your book, then I’m afraid I’ll post wherever I want.
I’m not really sure that constitutes a review policy. The bottom line is, ask and I’ll consider it. If I promise you something I’ll do it, otherwise whether your book gets read is subject to the whimsy of the book choice fairy.