8/2/17 — I’m pretty much booked (no pun intended) through October, the rest of the year is open for negotiation, and I’m overdue on some already. I’m going to have to stop taking submissions for a bit. One Exception: 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.
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 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.
* This is subject to change at a moment’s notice, if I can’t keep up or something.