Getting Reviewed

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 19th, 2013, Bitten by Books is no longer currently accepting PDF book submissions. Please sign up for our newsletter for updates on when submissions will be accepted again.

Thank you for your interest in Bitten by Books! We are excited that you want to submit your work for us to review. Please read the information below carefully as it outlines our Terms of Review.

Terms of Review

First and foremost, our main objective at Bitten by Books is to serve our READERS by providing them with honest reviews. We only post honest reviews at BBB, and we are not a book recommendation or promotion site. We operate as an all volunteer staff of about 30 reviewers.

Not everybody loves everything they read, and reviews are subjective to each person’s perception of the author’s work. When you submit your work here, you are soliciting our opinion, something which each reviewer is entitled to.

Our reviewers are from varied backgrounds, including editors, publishers, authors, attorneys, librarians and seasoned reviewers. Each of our reviewers takes what they do very seriously, putting a lot of thought and time into the reviews they write in their own style. We all believe in providing an honest service to our readers as well as authors, whether the review is good or bad. If you are looking for a quality review of your work, then you have come to the right place. If you are only looking for an “A” grade, Bitten by Books may not be a good fit for you.

Things you should know before submitting your work:

  1. We reserve the right to refuse submissions as we see fit.
  2. Submission does not guarantee a review, if you send a book and we choose not to review the material the book will not be returned.
  3. We do not send previews of reviews to authors or publishers, unless it is for cover quotes.
  4. We do not pull reviews from the site because an author or publisher doesn’t like the rating or review they receive.
  5. We do not “freeze” or stop reviews once you have submitted your work. Reviewers are taking time out of their schedules to read your work, and their reviews will be published to our site.

As of January 1st 2010, once a review is finished we will NO LONGER send an email notification to the author and publisher. Due to the sheer volume of reviews and request we field on a daily basis, we can no longer provide this service. There are several ways you can easily track your reviews or mention of your work on any site. The best one is Google Alerts. http://www.google.com/alerts it is fast, free and easy to manage. You can set up for your author name, and every book you have. The instant something hits the internet about your work, you will be notified.

As of January 1st 2012, if you submit your work through the submission form below, once your review is published, you SHOULD receive an an automated email notification with a link to your review. Since this is an automated service from the blog,  it may not always work. You may still want to rely on Google Alerts. PLEASE do not email us about the status of your review. Fielding hundreds of email queries takes us away from reviewing books. Thank you for understanding.

As of January 1st 2010 due to the overwhelming demand for reviews, there is NO guarantee of time frame on finished reviews (see #2 above). If you need a EARLY review for a guaranteed cover quote, please let us know and we will work with you to accommodate your request. Often books may not by picked up for up to 6 months sometimes longer for review. Each reviewer picks the books they want to review; we do not assign books. Back listed titles will take longer to review as new releases take priority. The length of time depends on staffing, review request volume and multiple other factors beyond our control. Again, PLEASE do not email us about the status of your review.

A word about our ratings: there are lots of sites out there reviewing books, and there are just as many rating systems. When you receive a 3 tombstone rating at Bitten by Books, that is an average review, it is NOT a BAD grade in any sense of the word. Reviews of 3.5 and above are very good ratings at our site.

If you submit a series for review, and a reviewer picks it, they will review all books in your series and any future releases in the series as long as they continue to review at our site. When submitting a new book in a series BE SURE we have the back list of the series or that it has already been reviewed.

All content on the Bitten by Books site is copyrighted and owned by Bitten by Books, a subsidiary of Mood Ring Media. Permission to re-post will be granted to authors and publishers only with a CLICKABLE link back to the review and or the Bitten by Books website site. All others must gain permission in writing from us prior to re-posting our content. Permission to post our content in any form and charge for it is expressly forbidden.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

As of July 1st 2012, we are offering a valuable new service to help expand your your readership and increase awareness of your books. After your book has been reviewed and posted to the Bitten by Books site we will happily re-post your review for a fee of $25.00 (per review) to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads. Please PayPal the fee to adsales@moodringmedia.com with the words REVIEW RE-POSTING SERVICE and your book title in the subject line. Be sure to include the link (s) to  your book review (s) and  your author name in the subject box. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your reviews to be re-posted. (time frame subject to change depending on the popularity of this service). We are happy to do this for your back listed titles as well.

As of August 1st, 2009, we are offering a valuable new service to help you expand your readership and increase your search engine rankings. If you would like to have links to your website, blog, video trailer, MySpace page, Twitter profile and/or Facebook page included in your review, we are happy to do so for nominal fee of $10.00 PER review. Use of this service is completely optional, of course.  Please note this does NOT secure you an early place in line for the finished review. This is an administrative fee for adding your social networking info once your review is finished. Maximum 5 links and 1 video. Please PayPal the fee to adsales@moodringmedia.com with the words REVIEW LINKS and your book title in the subject line. be sure to include the links and the YouTube URL only when you submit your book and let us know you sent a payment for the service.

Advertising is available on the site. Please visit this link: http://www.bittenbybooks.com/author-services/ for more information.

By submitting your work you are agreeing to all of our Terms of Review. Please complete the following form if you wish to continue through the process with us.

Terms of Review are subject to change without notice at any time and without prior notification.

Last updated 3/19/13

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Bitten by Books is not currently accepting PDF book submissions.