Review Policy

RaeOvSun Book Reviews

PLEASE READ THE POLICY BELOW BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR WORK AS TO ENSURE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR PROCESS.

CLICK THE REQUEST LINK BELOW:

Book Review Request Form

Why we are here…

  • We love books! Why else would we be reading them if we did not enjoy them?
  • Reviews drive book sales and we want to see great books receive the attention that they deserve! From one independent author to the next! 🙂
  • Providing creative criticism.

What we are not here to do…

  • Gas you up and make you feel like your writing is immaculate when it is not. We are going to tell you the truth 100% of the time.
  • Tear your book to shreds just because we can. If the piece that you submit is a trainwreck we’re going to throw you some items that we think can be of benefit. See aforementioned creative criticism. We are providing a service not roasting sessions.

What is costs…

  • FREE! You are entertaining us. If you do it well not only will we drop you a review but we will spread the word.

We cannot accept every review request submitted. We currently have a queue that has not waivered from the 30+ range – so response times may vary. We haven’t forgotten about you! If your book is selected we will send you an emailed response as soon as possible and have you forward us the ebook or hardcopy version of your book. If you have any media kits feel free to attach your promo as well. Your book will then be entered into our queuing system and will be delivered to the first available reviewer. If you are on a time crunch for the review you should specify that on the form below, however, do not submit something expecting a quick turn around (e.g. you need the review in a week and it is a 1,000+ read) so please be mindful with your requests.

NOTE: AUTHORS SUPPLYING HARDCOPIES – WE WILL BE COMPLETING YOUR REVIEWS IN PRINT + SOCIAL MEDIA + OUR IN-DEVELOPMENT YOUTUBE/PODCAST CHANNELS. PERKS! We will send you updates as this plan comes into fruition!

How Book Reviews are conducted by RaeOvSun

         With every story that we read there are a few bullet points that we will always keep in mind during the reading process and they are listed below. Even if a book is not necessarily our cup of tea it will be fairly judged by these line items.

  • Plot Structure
    • Does it flow?
    • Is it disjointed?
    • Does it make sense?
  • Characterization
    • Physical description
    • Backstory
    • Development
    • Identity
  • Setting Description
    • Transitions from scene to scene
    • Ability to visualize to reader
  • Theme
    • Was there a purpose?
  • Point of View/Tone
    • Was it told from the right voice?
    • Did it stay in alignment with the “speaker”?
    • What lasting feeling remained?
  • Spelling/Grammar
    • This is pretty straight forward and accounts for a lot!
  • Presentation
    • Overall combination of elements

 

READY TO TAKE THE PLUNGE?

CLICK THE REQUEST LINK BELOW:

Book Review Request Form