Book Reviews/ E Concepts133 S. Main Street Suite 508Licking, MO 65542-9998
Welcome to my tiny corner of the world. Here you will find brief reviews, my opinions, on books I read. You will also find interviews with authors to gain insight into the mind behind the works. Enjoy your time here and hopefully you’ll find a new treasure.
I get a bit of help reading and reviewing certain books. Who best to tell you if a book geared towards children is actually interesting to a child’s mind, but a child? I have two older children and one younger child who are also avid readers and enjoy offering their opinions.
At times I’ll receive a request to review a book I’m not particularly fond of due to my own moods or preferences and the sort of genre my book loving friends adore. At those times, unless the submitting individual requests otherwise, the book is actually read by someone other than myself. I then discuss with them what they liked and didn’t like about the book, compose the review (sometimes in my own words) and post it. I will strive to always make mention in the review who read it.
Where do I get these books? A variety of places including publishers, authors, publicists, Goodreads and NetGalley. I am never compensated in any way in return for an honest review. These are my opinions freely given. In accordance with FCC guidelines: Every post should include a line stating I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review, or that I own the book, but being human I sometimes forget to include that line with the review.
Every review is my intellectual property. As the writer of this blog I herby state that my reviews are not to be copied or shared unless you have my express permission.
If you have a book you would like me to review, feel free to send one. I can promise I will consider reading your book and if I accept it, I can promise it will be read and reviewed. I cannot, however, promise the review will be favorable or provide a set timeline.
If you would like a review and would be willing to donate a physical copy of your book for our local library please send your book to the address above. Physical copies are highly appreciated as budgets are very limited and there is always a large population of patrons eagerly awaiting that next great book. I can promote your book within the library with bookmarks and other small items. Our patrons LOVE bookmarks.
Why donate to a library? If my word isn’t enough that it’s important take a fellow author’s word for it. Michael Ransom, Author of The Ripper Gene: A Novel, during an interview had this to say…
- Reviews are important, but what about public libraries?
“They’re similarly important. I recently ran a book giveaway and was impressed by how many people were going to get their copy of The Ripper Gene through a library if they didn’t win. The libraries have to purchase their copies, so if you’re book is in high demand, it generates sales and the revenue necessary to sustain future books. More importantly, having your book in libraries helps simply by amplifying word-of-mouth… which is that often-cited, poorly understood phenomenon that seems vital to almost all the successes in this industry today.”
I do not accept payment or any sort of compensation beyond the free copy of the book to be reviewed. At times a book might be part of a series. In that case I will accept (and prefer) copies of the previous books in the series in order to better understand and enjoy the current book.
If you have concerns about having your book reviewed here please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m not going to bite, I promise.
You can buy some of the books I review at the Deeper Shopping online store as well as read more reviews.