Review Policy

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ME, MY SHELF AND I REVIEW POLICY
Thank You for considering MMSAI for a review! We’re so happy you thought of us!
Please take a moment to go over our review policy before submitting a request..

Reviews will only be considered in e-mail form. 

Please DO NOT send us a request with links to your book on a third party site. Include the blurb and cover. We will no consider any reviews with out this info in the request.

BOOKS AND FORMATS ACCEPTED: MMSAI accepts books in physical form, ARC, and also eBooks in several formats. However, hard/bound copies are usually best and generally used as a giveaway to support the review and author.
MMSAI will also consider tour participation requests. 

Due to recent complications, MMSAI will no longer be accepting review requests for Independently published books.  The only Indie books we will be reviewing will be those of authors we have already featured and trust, or have sought out our self. Thank you for your understanding. 


GENRES ACCEPTED: . MMSAI will consider book reviews in the Young Adult and Middle Grade genres. We are currently reviewing Fiction on a very limited basis but ARE NOT ACCEPTING requests for it at this time. 

HOW WE CHOOSE WHICH REQUESTS TO ACCEPT:
MMSAI has a mixture of both part time and full time readers/reviewers.
When a request is received in e-mail, we log it and provide the opportunity to all our reviewers. Each reviewer working for MMSAI has the ability to look over the request.

Acceptance is based on (but not limited to) each personal reviewers: reading schedule, personal schedule, if the offered book interests them, topic, genre and so forth. We accept reviews in quite the same way you might pick a book at the library or store.

At MMSAI we make it a point to only accept the books we know we will have time to read, but our accepting the book does not guarantee we will complete the review, even if a specific review date/time frame is given. 

WHEN MAILING PHYSICAL COPIESwe highly suggest you add a delivery confirmation number if you are mailing through the United States Post Office or ship through UPS who insures all their items. This is strongly encouraged but not required. We are not responsible for lost or damaged items. 

REVIEW SYSTEM
Our reviews will always include the books specs at the top with a short blurb about it and it's cover, as well as links to the authors website and various media pages. If there is anything else you would like us to add, please let us know and I will be happy to comply.

RATING SYSTEM
  • 5 birds (More Than Loved It) This became one of our favorites. We will recommend it to everyone who will listen and will read it over and over.
  • 4 to 4.5 birds (Great Story) Loved it! It earned a spot on our shelf!
  • 3 to 3.5 birds (Good Story) It was a good read. We are happy to have read it!
  • 2 to 2.5 birds (Meh, It Was Alright) Overall, the book was OK but lacking in areas for us.
  • 1 bird (Ugh, It was Terrible) The book was lacking and not something we would recommend.  
  • DNF  (Did Not Finish) This is highly unusual to find but in some cases I can not even finish a book because it is lacking so much. I know this may seen rude, but with so many other books waiting for our attention we can't justify slowly plowing through a 1 Bird or lower novel. Should a book receive this type of rating, MMSAI will not post the review, but contact the author to discuss the situation.

POSTING OF REVIEW
Unless specified by the publisher/author, a review of a book will go up as soon as our calendar allows (in general between 2 weeks and 4 months of accepting the book). If the book is still several months from being published, in this case we will hold off until closer to the release date to post.
Our reviews are also posted on the personal reviewers Goodreads account, as well as shared on Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest and other media outlets. The reviews getting on to these other sites is not immediate and can take up to several weeks, please be patient with us. It will get there eventually.
I am happy to post my review elsewhere if you just give me the proper information to complete the task and allow us the time to complete the task.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS, PROMOTIONS, COVER REVEALS & GUESTS POSTS ETC.
We would love to discuss with you author interviews and promote your book(s). We am also open for guest posts. If you are looking for a book tour, or book blast and are in need of a host for this, I encourage you to seek out my sister company BOOK NERD TOURS, where myself and Jean of Jean Book Nerd provide these services. 

HOSTING GIVEAWAYS
I am always open for hosting giveaways! Just send me an email with complete details.

You can reach us at:
meandmyshelf(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you.
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