Review Policy

At the moment, I’m currently AVAILABLE for reviewing books I accept a limited amount of eBook copies, and generally prefer physical copies. But please keep in mind that I prefer .epub, and that I will read paperbacks before I read eBook copies – meaning that it’ll take longer for me to read and review your Ebook. I’m also more likely to accept paperbacks for review than eBook copies. Please do not attach an eBook copy to an email – reach out first, and then I’ll let you know whether or not I’m interested in reviewing and you can send me the book. I accept self-published books as well.

Want me to review your book? Or maybe you’re a brand who’d like to work with me? You’ve come to the right place!

As a book blogger, I always have a huge stack of books I need to read. However, I am happy to consider reviewing and promoting other books too. If you’d like me to review your book, please read the info below.

If you’re a brand looking to work with me on a post, there’s information on that here to go to my Brands and Pr Collaboration page.

Book Review Requests

If you’d like me to review your book, please get in touch at hey.readwithekpo@gmail.com or by going to the contact page.

Please include:

  • The title of your book
  • Who it’s published by
  • The release date
  • A summary/blurb of the book
  • The book cover

Please note that I can’t accept every request. This might be down to personal preference, or because I simply don’t have time to take on extra books right now. Please don’t be offended if I can’t accept your request right now.

Book formats

I will accept books in the following formats:

  • Physical copy (paperback or hardback)
  • Kindle eBook (.mobi)
  • NetGalley request
  • I will accept both ARCs/proof copies and finished copies

Genres

I tend to focus mostly on YA (young adult) books, but this isn’t all I’ll accept! I don’t have a specific list of sub-genres that I will review; it will all depend on if I like the sound of the synopsis that you give me. However, I do particularly like to read the following genres (bold are my favourites):

  • Contemporary
  • Dystopian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Young Adult
  • Dystopian
  • Fantasy
  • New Adult 
  • Mystery/thriller
  • Sci-Fi
  • Adventure
  • Paranormal
  • Supernatural
  • Romance/Erotica

When will the review be posted?

I always aim to read a book within a month of it being received. I am only one person with a pretty hectic schedule, so I can’t predict how long it will take me to read a book. If you’ve sent me a copy of your book, I will always try and send you an update if it’ll take longer than a month.

If you’d like the review posted before/by a certain date, e.g. publication date, please let me know and I will try my best to get the review published by the proposed date.

I will send you a link to the published review, as well as sharing it on social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).

PLEASE NOTE: If I accept your book to review, I am not contractually obliged to review it. If I can’t review your book right now due to personal reasons, other commitments, or because I don’t enjoy the book, there may be times when I will not post a review. Hopefully you understand that if a book isn’t for me, I’d rather not post a negative review.

I always ensure I read at least 15% of a book before making this decision, and in some cases I will give the book a second chance later on; in such cases I will let you know my decision. If I can, I will give the book to another blogger who may enjoy it or have the time to review it if I have your permission to do so.

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