My blog, Jen Robinson's Book Page, is a voluntary, part-time effort and a labor of love. When my schedule and inclination permit, I review a small number of children's and young adult books. However, my reading time is extremely limited. I have a full time job (unrelated to this blog) and an elementary-age daughter. Therefore, I accept very few books for review, only those that particularly capture my interest, and that meet the guidelines below.
I primarily review fiction. I especially enjoy mysteries and science fiction (including post-apocalyptic novels). I don't review books in which the "message" overwhelms the story (regardless of how important the message itself might be), or books that strike me as issue-driven. This is because I think that such books can turn kids off from a love of reading (and because I don't enjoy them). I do not accept review copies of self-published books.
To get a sense of what I do review, please look through the list of titles that I have reviewed. I'm most drawn to books that I think will get children and young adults excited about reading.
My acceptance of a review copy from an author or publisher does not ever guarantee that I will write a review, that my review will be uniformly positive, or that I will get to the book within a particular time period. My guideline for deciding to write a review concerns whether or not I have something to say about the book, not whether or not I received a review copy. I always disclose the source of the book in the review.
I never sell review copies or ARC. I do not receive any compensation for writing reviews - the only money that I currently make from this blog is from Amazon affiliate referrals (whereby I get a small commission if you click through a product link from my site and make a purchase during that same session).
I do not participate in blog tours or book giveaways or promote book-related Kickstarter projects - I prefer to save my focus for book reviews and literacy news, and to work according to my own (not anyone else's) schedule. I appreciate your understanding.
Thanks for taking the time to read through this policy. If you are still interested in offering a book for potential review, you can reach me here. Due to the high volume of requests that I receive, I am not able to respond to individual requests unless I am accepting the review copy.