12/30/17 — I’ve already filled up my openings in January, and have one book scheduled for February or March, so I’m apparently taking submissions for 2018.
If I’ve already read something by you (or someone you’ve represented/published), hit me up — you get moved to the beginning of the line, if I can make it work.
You’ve written a book? Congrats! You want me to read it? First — thanks, I’m flattered. Second, I’m probably game* — if there’s a date you want it done by? Well . . . we’ll see what we can work out. Otherwise, it’s FIFO. I prefer Kindle-friendly books (well, I prefer hardcopy, but I know that’s a lot to ask, so — Kindle-friendly), but can handle ePub, and if you ask nicely, I might read a PDF. I’d very much appreciate it if you’d send a cover image with your book.
If you’re an agent, a publicist, a publisher and you want me to consider someone’s book — same rules.
I’ll read whatever as far as genre goes (you’ll have to sell me hard on a Zombie book, Romance or Self-Help): just make your pitch interesting, try not to let your form’s grammar/spelling make me question your writing ability (I don’t care how cool the book is, it won’t “peak” my interest — and yes, I’ve been told that multiple times), and come across like someone nice to work with.
I do go out of my way to be fair and reasonable in what I say about a book — but I do give less than rave reviews frequently. I know many book bloggers won’t post negative — or even “meh” — reviews. I’m not one of them. There are two reasons for this: any review (I’m assured) on goodreads, amazon, or anywhere else helps your metrics no matter what it says; moreover, if I spend the time reading your book, I’m getting a post out of it. I do prefer to like things though, so you’re going to get a lot of slack from me.
Unless you specify otherwise, a few hours after posting here, I’ll cross-post to Amazon, Goodreads and BookLikes (and other place you might want me to).
* This is subject to change at a moment’s notice, if I can’t keep up or something.