Review Policy

What genres of book do I accept?

I have wide and varied reading tastes, but some of my preferred genres include:

  • YA (almost all genres)
  • Historical Fiction, particularly WWI and WWII Fiction
  • Comics and graphic novels
  • General/ Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Fantasy (and some Sci-Fi)
  • Mystery & Thrillers

While a great many books have fabulous love stories attached to them, I do not accept romance/ erotica for review.

If you have a book that falls outside the list above, and you think that I might enjoy it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and I will be sure to let you know if it is something that I would be interested in reading.

What formats do I accept?

By and large my preference is for physical books. I tend to read faster, remember better, and am much more engaged when I have a tactile object in my hands. However, I can and do accept eBooks and in Kindle, .Mobi and ePub formats.

Feedback times and places

It typically takes between 8-12 weeks for me to read and review a book depending on what I have on my plate already. I do work a full-time job, so my blogging has to be worked around that. However, I provide feedback on every item that I read through MiniMac Reviews, Goodreads, and Twitter. If provided through NetGalley, feedback will be provided there as well.

A note regarding Amazon: Being a Canadian, my interwebz like to make sure that I am signed on to the webpage – which is less than ideal for leaving reviews. When I ‘make’ my browser access and leave reviews there more often than not these reviews disappear with 2-3 weeks. I have had upwards of 50 reviews removed from the USA site and have since given up trying to leave them there as it has become an exercise in futility. Sorry!

What happens if I don’t like a book?

If I don’t enjoy a book in which a copy was provided in exchange for a review, I will get in touch to see how you would like to proceed. If you’d like a review anyways, I will absolutely give one, but more often than not I will offer a content feature such as an interview, guest post, or extract instead. I’m here to spread the love, not the negativity.

Making a review request

The best way to get in touch is trough the contact page of MiniMac Reviews. I promise to respond to every review request, even if it is to tell you that I am not interested or am fully booked at the moment.

If you are requesting a review for a specific date, please allow 6 weeks for me to read and review your book. Shorter time periods can been accommodated, but not always so please try to allow as much time as possible. If a book is not received in time, I will contact you to see if you would like to reschedule or if the review will become part of the standard rota.

Other ways to be featured on MiniMac Reviews:

Option 1: The Publication Day Push #PubDayPush or #BookSpotlight

If you have a book launching in the next few weeks and want another voice spreading the word in the Twitterverse, hit me up.

I will happily feature the cover image, blurb, author bio, purchase links and any other information you think is essential. All posts will be be scheduled to go live on the blog on the book’s publication day, and I will share multiple times throughout the day on Twitter.

This option is open to all authors, publishers, and otherwise bookishly connected peeps with a title about to drop.

Option 2: Content

Do you have a book that’s either about to be published, or that has been published in the past few months, that needs an extra boost? Want to share a little more than the basic info and links? No problem, we can add in a little content!

Content I’ll happily share:

  • Guest Posts
  • Extracts
  • Q&As/ author interviews
  • Book Trailers
  • Author Spotlights
  • Giveaways

If you are requesting a book spotlight or content feature, please be sure to include a brief synopsis of your book and indicate which type of feature you would like when filling out the contact form.