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Announcement: I Am Open to Review Requests Now Through December 31st for Review in 2015

November 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Image of confettiHooray!!

I am happy to announce that as of now I am open to review requests for books to be reviewed in 2015!!!

Now through December 31st, feel free to fill out the submission form if you are interested in being reviewed right here on Opinions of a Wolf at some point during 2015.

Here’s how it’s going to work:

  1. You lovely authors and publishers read my review policies to determine if your book is a good match for me.
  2. If you think your book is a good match for me, you fill out the submission form.
  3. Between January 1st and 7th, I go over the submissions and determine which ones I will accept.  I will accept no more than 6 to prevent overloading myself.
  4. Between January 8th and 10th, I send out acceptance emails to all the accepted authors/publishers.
  5. By January 17th, accepted authors/publishers reply to this email either with a copy of the ebook or confirmation that they have sent out the print book to me.  If I do not hear back from accepted authors/publishers by January 17th, the opportunity will be passed on to another author/publisher.
  6. On January 24th, I will write a post right here announcing the books I have accepted for review.  This means that if you are accepted for review, you have the potential for three instances of publicity: 1) the announcement 2) the review 3) a giveaway (if you request one AND your book receives 3 stars or more in the review).  You may view 2014’s announcement post here.

I would like to note that I strongly encourage women writers and GLBTQA writers to submit to me, particularly in genres that do not normally publish works by these authors.  I was quite disappointed last year to get very few women or GLBTQA authors submitting.  Please help me get the word out that I am actively seeking works by these authors.

If you are interested in the breakdown of submissions I received last year and what was ultimately accepted, check out my 2014 accepted review copies post.

Thank you for your interest in submitting your books to Opinions of a Wolf!  I’m looking forward to reading through all of the submissions, and I can’t wait to see what review copies I’ll be reading in 2015!

Reminder: I Will Be Accepting Review Requests November 1st through December 31st for Review in 2015

October 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Just a quick reminder that Opinions of a Wolf will be OPEN to review requests November 1st through December 31st.  All requests accepted will be reviewed during 2015 right here on this blog.

On November 1st a post will go live with full details on how exactly the review request process will work this year.  There are two big changes for the review process this year.

  1. All requests will be submitted via a submission form. I will NOT be accepting requests via email or comments on the blog.
  2. I will only be accepting a maximum of 6 books for 2015.

I read and review review request books from indie authors only.  Indie authors are defined (by me) as self-published or backed by a small, independent publishing house.  These reviews are a two-pronged labor of love for me.  First, as an indie author myself, I know many reviewers do not accept indie books.  So I want to give you a place to send your books.  Second, as a reader, I also want to do a service to the reading community by providing only 100% honest reviews of these books.  If I say an indie book is good, they know they can trust it, since I’m not afraid of giving a negative review to an indie author.  The value of your book being reviewed here is that everyone will know the review was honest from someone who reads a lot of indie work.  Even a negative review proves that it’s not just your family and friends reviewing your work.  Please remember that I am a real person trying to do a helpful thing for the community for free and engage with me from a place with that in mind.

I would also like to note that I strongly encourage women writers and GLBTQA writers to submit to me, particularly in genres that do not normally publish works by these authors.  I was quite disappointed last year to get very few women or GLBTQA authors submitting.  Please help me get the word out that I am actively seeking works by these authors.

You may see the full list of genres I am open to reviewing here.  This list will also be on the submission form.

Remember: Don’t submit before November 1st and don’t submit in any way except using the submission form I will provide.

Good luck!

Announcement: I Am Open to Review Requests Now Through December 31st for Review in 2014

November 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Image of confetti
Hooray!!

I am happy to announce that as of now I am open to review requests for books to be reviewed in 2014!!!

Now through December 31st, feel free to email in your review requests if you are interested in being reviewed right here on Opinions of a Wolf at some point during 2014.

Here’s how it’s going to work:

  1. You lovely authors and publishers submit your requests between now and December 31st, following the guidelines and tips listed on my Review Policies/Contact page.  Indie authors/publishers are strongly encouraged to submit!
  2. I select the ones I will read and review in 2014.  I will select no more than 12 so as not to overload myself.
  3. Between January 1st and January 10th, I will send out email notifications to those who have been accepted.  I will not email those who have not been accepted.  If you have not heard back from me by January 10th, then I’m sorry but you were not selected.
  4. Accepted authors/publishers will email me back and let me know if they are interested in a giveaway in conjunction with the review.
  5. Before January 10th, I will write a post right here announcing the books I have accepted for review.  This means that if you are accepted for review, you have the potential for three instances of publicity: 1) the announcement 2) the review 3) a giveaway (at your discretion).

If you are interested in being one of the (possibly 12) ARC/review copy books read and reviewed here on Opinions of a Wolf in 2014, please click through to my Review Policies/Contact page for more information on review policies (not to mention my submissions email), and follow the instructions there carefully when submitting.

I’m looking forward to reading through all of the submissions! I can’t wait to see what review copies I’ll be reading in 2014. 😀

 

Reminder: I Will Be Accepting Review Requests November 1st through December 31st for Review in 2014

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Just a quick reminder that Opinions of a Wolf will be OPEN to review requests November 1st through December 31st.  All requests accepted will be reviewed during 2014 right here on this blog.

November 1st is THIS FRIDAY so get your review request emails ready!

Further details on exactly how review requests work on Opinions of a Wolf, as well as details on what genres I am open to may be found on the Review Policies/Contact page.

Indie authors/publishers are strongly encouraged to submit!

I also strongly encourage anyone submitting a review request to read my article How to Successfully and Respectfully Pitch Your Book to Book Bloggers before submitting.

Remember: Don’t submit to me through comments. Don’t submit before Friday.

Good luck!