Review Policy

My main goal with S. Krishna’s Books is to enjoy reading, blogging, and discussing books. As such, my review policy is one that promotes the reality that blogging is a hobby, one that needs to remain enjoyable.

Review Policy

I am happy to hear from publicists about review opportunities. However, please keep the following in mind when you pitch. All review requests and pitches are subject to the following.

  • All books are accepted on a review consideration basis. This means I do not guarantee a review for any book.
  • I do not schedule review dates. As such, I do not participate in blog tours, nor do I promise specific review dates.
  • Please keep a three month time frame in mind while pitching. I rarely accommodate last-minute reviews.

  • Pitches:

I love hearing about new books, but if I don’t respond to your pitch, please don’t take it personally – I receive many pitches, and in order to save time, I usually don’t respond to the ones I’m not interested in. Please don’t take that as a sign that you shouldn’t pitch other books to me in the future though.

When pitching, please include the following information in the body of the email, not in an attachment: the book’s title, author, a summary, the publisher, and the release date. While I do accept attachments, I prefer all the above information included in the body of an email to be consumed at a quick glance.

Please make sure you review this review policy in its entirety before sending a pitch, though; when I receive pitches, I assume the sender is familiar with my policy.

Unsolicited Review Copies:

While I do accept unsolicited review copies for consideration, I cannot guarantee a review.

Books I Love to Review:

  • South Asian Fiction, or books by South Asian authors
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Multicultural/Ethnic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Mysteries/Suspense Fiction
  • Memoirs
  • Travelogues
  • Cookbooks & Foodie Memoirs/Non-Fiction
  • Historical Non-Fiction
  • Science, Space & NASA Non-Fiction
  • Non-Fiction about Art & Archaeology
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Graphic Novels/Memoirs
  • Teen/YA (Paranormal & Dystopian)

Self-Published Books:

I do not accept self-published books for review. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule.

E-Books:

I do accept e-book review copies, but prefer print. I put a priority on reviewing print, rather than ebook, review copies.

Blog Tours:

I do not participate in blog tours because I do not commit to specific review dates.

Author Interviews, Guest Posts, and Giveaways:

I do not conduct author interviews or ask for guest posts. However, I do giveaways in cooperation with publishers and publicists.

ARCs vs. Finished Copies:

While I prefer finished copies to ARCs, I will happily accept either format for review. Once I have completed a book or passed on it for review, I will either donate or recycle an ARC. I do not sell ARCs.

Manuscript Reviews:

While I do edit manuscripts professionally, I do not offer manuscript reviews. If you’d like to discuss my fee schedule for a manuscript edit, please contact me.

Contact Me:

I can be reached at skrishna [at] skrishnasbooks [dot] com. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or possible books for review.

Copyright:

I work hard on my reviews and take the issue of copyright very seriously. Please do not copy any of my reviews, posts, or my custom template without my written permission.

While I understand authors and publicists want as much exposure for their titles, I will have to decline any request to post my reviews to Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or any other third party sites. I like to keep my content limited to my blog, where it is under my control.

Disclosure:

When the source of a book in my reviews says anything besides “Personal Copy” or “Library”, it means I was provided with a free book for review. Additionally, the links in each of my posts are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I receive a small amount of commission.

About Me

I’m a 30-something book lover living in Washington, DC. I’m also a member of the NBCC (National Books Critics Circle).

I am a freelance writer, editor, and book reviewer in my day job. I do not review titles I have edited because it would be a conflict of interest.

If you’re interested in learning more about how I read quickly, unfortunately, it’s not something I can teach – it’s something I’ve always been able to do naturally. All I can recommend is to read as much as possible because I’ve noticed my own reading speed increases the more I read.