Policies & Disclaimers

As of March 3, 2016, I am accepting limited review requests on a case-by-case basis.
If your review request makes it clear that you did not read my review policy, I will delete it.

Review Policy:

Books/genres I will accept: Children’s picture books (I have a special meme called Inner Child for picture books), middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult fiction.

My preferred genres include romance (of most kinds, particularly historical and contemporary), dystopia, fantasy, mystery/thriller, science fiction, chick-lit, and realistic fiction.

Books/genres I will not accept: Non-fiction, fanfiction, self-help, erotica (explicit “steamy” scenes), poetry, horror, books with religious themes (while I am religious, my blog is secular), books with a lot of bad language, books containing graphic violence, books containing/about abuse, and books containing violence against animals (even if it’s only a sentence). I am also not currently accepting self-published books or books from small presses until I get my review pile under control.

Formats I will accept: ARCs/galleys (both print and digital), finished copies (both print and digital), audiobooks. I’m also on Netgalley and edelweiss, and would be happy to receive copies through them.

Formats I will not accept: ebooks that are not formatted for a Kindle. Please note that if you want me to review your picture book, I require a printed copy, as illustrations play an important role in my rating decision.

If I accept your book, I will do my very best to post a review in a timely manner, but please understand that I have committed to read and review many other books as well. This is why I appreciate a specific date or time frame you’d like the review to appear on my blog, so that I know if I have time for it. If no date is agreed upon, I will run the review when I choose to do so. I always do my best to post a review on or around the book’s release date (unless you request something different). If your book is already out, I will review it as soon as I can. I appreciate your patience.

I reserve the right to not finish your book. If this happens I will e-mail you and let you know, and I will not review it. It would not be fair for me to rate a book without reading the entire thing, but I will most likely mention my reasons for not finishing on my blog, Goodreads, and Twitter.

I don’t love everything I read. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions, and may or may not contain negative/critical comments about your book. I will post in the most classy manner possible, but will not post a glowing review just because I received a free copy.

Non-review things I’m open to: blog tours, promotional events (if I’ve read the book, or am excited about it), author interviews (if I’ve read a book by that author or am excited to in the future), exclusive cover reveals, exclusive guests posts, and giveaways.

Non-review things I’m not open to: release blitzes/blasts, cover reveal blitzes/blasts, guest posts that will be posted anywhere else, promotional posts for a book or author I have not read, and paid content.

When e-mailing me, please include: book summary, cover image, publisher, release date, preferred review post date. Any links to further information, if available, would also be greatly appreciated.

Send me an e-mail (JanaSparkles [at] yahoo [dot] com) or find me on Goodreads, Facebook, or Twitter, using the buttons to the right! I’m excited to hear from you!

Quoting and Plagiarism Policy:

Quotes from my book reviews may be used by authors, publishers, publicists, and anyone else involved with the production or ownership of the book in question. However, please credit me, using my blog’s name (That Artsy Reader Girl). Anything else is considered plagiarism, and I will pursue it vigorously. Do not take my post, change a few words, and claim it as your own (even if you totally agree with me). That’s still plagiarism. If you wish to include a link to my blog on your site or in your publication, directing readers to me, absolutely go for it. Don’t quote me, though.

If you find that I’m a victim of plagiarism, please let me know! Thank you so much. :) You’re wonderful, and you know I’ll do the same for you!

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Disclaimer:

Each and every book featured on my blog was either given to me free from the publisher/author/publicist for review/coverage consideration, purchased on my own, or gifted to me by friends and family. My opinions of these books are my own honest thoughts, and are in no way influenced by how I acquired them. I am not a paid blogger, and receive no compensation or punishment for my reviews—positive or negative.

Amazon Associate Disclaimer:

I’m an Amazon Associate, which means the book links I post send you to Amazon. If you buy the book using my link, I get a small percentage of the profit to use for blog events, giveaways, and other fun stuff! I appreciate your support.

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