Review Policy

I’ve been using 1330v as a way to share my passion for reading and books for seven years now. My goal is to talk about the books I’ve read, which are often books that are well-written but haven’t received the attention that I feel they deserve. I have many roles in my life and being a blogger is just one of them, so until otherwise noted, 1330v is a serious but part-time labor of love.

I am a pretty voracious reader who reads books for all age ranges: children’s picture books to middle grade reads, fiction and non-fiction adult reads. I enjoy and review fantasy of all kinds, literary and general fiction, graphic novels, books about writing, homeschooling, education, classics, short stories, essay collections, fairy tale retellings, and a little science fiction. I rarely read historical fiction or young adult. I would love to be offered more books featuring characters of a variety of races, ethnicities, and also sexual orientations.

I don’t read books in gore, fitness and health, westerns, erotica, mysteries, thrillers, or romance genres. I also don’t read books that deal exclusively with sports. I’m currently accepting e-books in ePub and  PDF formats though I prefer print copies. Self-published books are currently not being accepted.

By accepting a review copy, I am not guaranteeing that I will read the book but I will try my best to do so. I understand the costs that goes into making a print or digital copy and shipping. I only review books which I have something to add to the discussion of them. A great part of blogging is the conversations that go on between bloggers and their readers. If I feel like I don’t have anything to say, I won’t review it. It saves everyone time.

I’m currently on advisory board for Bloggers Recommend, a fantastic group of bloggers that recommend great books every month. You can find a sample issue here.

Once I finish with a review copy or ARC, I often give them to my local library staff to enjoy or fellow book bloggers. Finished copies are donated to the library’s collection. I would never sell an ARC.

Feel free to email me at 1330vblog (AT) gmail (DOT) com about any questions, comments, or to pitch a book for possible review.

Note: Indie publishers I would love to hear more from you! There are so many great books being published by indie publishers right now but not enough attention being beamed on these books. Independent does not mean self-published!

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