At Straight off the Page our writers work diligently to provide honest, high quality reviews. We gladly accept solicitations from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, publishers, authors, and third party marketing companies. However, since our staff reads and evaluates each book they review, we are unable to accommodate every request.
If you would like us to review your book, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a short summary of your novel and any pertinent information about your book (genre, publication date, print and/or digital availability, etc). We will forward your request to our writers and notify you promptly if someone wishes to review your book.
Should one of our writers like to review your work, you will need to mail a physical copy or email an electronic copy directly to our reviewer. Please note that some of our writers may require physical copies for review. If a writer expresses an interest in your title, we will provide you with the relevant postal and/or email address.
If you are a publisher, third party marketing company, or an author signed with an established publishing house, we will provide an honest review of your work. This review may offer critique or praise, or a combination of the two, depending on how much we enjoyed the title. However, if you are a self-published author, we will only review your book if we feel we can recommend it to our readers.
We understand how difficult it can be for authors to break into the fiction market and it is even more difficult without the backing of a major publishing house. Consequently, we see little value in writing a critical review of a self-published novel given the inherent issues independent authors already face. Instead, our desire is to highlight truly exceptional writing and direct our readers to books they might otherwise miss in the vast ocean of self-published novels.
In the event that we are unable to recommend your book, our writers will provide direct feedback concerning their issues with your work. Through this approach, our hope is that we are able to help writers improve their craft, even if a book does not particularly appeal to us.