EDIT April 30, 2013: Due to an overwhelming response, we will not be accepting new books for review until further notice. (AKA until we can get through all the awesome ones already on our Kindles!)
At the Brass Rag, we welcome the opportunity to review and promote the hard work of fellow authors! If you have a book you would like us to review, please look over this page and, if you think your book would be a good fit, submit away!
What sort of books do you accept for review?
We accept only Independently or “Indie” published books. We do not accept books from traditional publishers or vanity presses. If you are confused as to what this means, ask yourself this: did you publish your book on your own, without the assistance of an agent or publishing house? Did you upload your own book to the ebook marketplace? If so, you’re in the right place!
We accept books from the following genres (we accept YA and Adult titles for all genres):
If you are unsure whether or not we will accept your genre, email us and ask!
Is there anything you do not accept?
While sexual content is generally fine, we do not accept Erotica or GBLT books. General Romance may be accepted on a case by case basis.
What do you need from me?
Before we accept your book for review, we will need a short (>100 words) summary of your book, your book’s genre, and a short author bio.
Once we accept your book, we will need the book itself! We prefer the book file itself in Kindle (.mobi) format.
How quickly can I expect my book to be reviewed?
To be honest, as quickly as we can. Depending on our workload at the time and how many books we already have to review, we will quote you a tentative time frame when we accept your book. When we have reviewed the book, we will send you the date of the review and a link for you to use in promotions.
Who will review my book?
That depends. When we receive a book review request, Cheri and I both take a look and decide which of us will take it. My tastes run more toward science fiction, urban fantasy, historical fiction and paranormal romance, while Cheri’s go more toward thriller/suspence, mystery, fantasy and general ficiton. This doesn’t mean we don’t review other things occasionally, and we may, if the story sounds interesting enough. You can request one or the other of us, and we will do our best to accommodate.
I emailed you and haven’t heard anything!
We try to return every email as quickly as possible. If you don’t hear back within seven days, email us again.
Keep in mind that we simply cannot review every book that is sent to us. If we can’t take yours on right away, please feel free to resubmit in a few months.
If you would like to submit your book for review, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Book review request”.
We look forward to hearing from you!