**REVIEW REQUESTS ARE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY**
Around the World In 80 Books doesn’t just review titles from traditional publishers. We’re an advocate for all authors. If you’re an indie/self-published author, we’d be happy to review your book as well.
Please read the guidelines below. If you meet our requirements, complete the form at the bottom to submit your request. We can’t promise to accept all review submissions, but we will do our best. Do not send requests through email.
Review Guidelines and Policies:
- If we accept your request for a review, we will email you asking for an ePub or pdf copy of your book. If it’s compatible with Overdrive and/or Bluefire reader, we can accept it. Sorry, no .mobi files at this time.
- Our reviews are free of charge.
- Because we’re only human and can only do so much, we are capping requests at 5 per month. We will post a note at the top of this page when submissions are closed.
- Please allow us a 4-6 week time frame for reading and reviewing your book. If we can not meet that deadline, we will contact you in advance to let you know.
- Only ONE of us will be able to review your books at one time. It will help us improve turnaround time on reviews. Our preferred genres are as follows:
- Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, romance, contemporary fiction, young adult, new adult, urban fantasy, paranormal, erotic romance, erotica, thrillers
- We love diversity and traveling to real and imagined places through what we read. Don’t be afraid to include that info in your requests.
- Please note that if your novel doesn’t fit into one of the above categories, submit it anyway. There’s a chance we’ll still want to read it. We simply love good stories. Take a look at our previous reviews if you’re unsure.
- Only reviews with 3-star or better ratings will post on the blog. It will also be shared on Tumblr, Goodreads, Riffle, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn, as well as our personal blogs and accounts.
- If your book receives anything below a 3-star rating, we will personally contact you with our thoughts.
- We will outright reject without notice anything blatantly racist, sexist, and/or purposely offensive.
- If you’d like us to post our review on your book’s Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, etc. page, you must include the link(s) in the submission form.
- Please only submit one book at a time.