The Purple Shelf Club thanks you for considering requesting a book review. Please read this page in its entirety. Please read the sections that pertain to the service you would like. If I can tell you have not (i.e. not providing all information requested) then I will delete your request and I will not respond. I write book reviews and accept guest posts for free. I beta read, proofread, and developmentally edit for a fee. These fee’s are reduced if I have written a book review for one of your books. If you decide to contact me for one of the below services, please provide as much information as possible. See bottom of page for contact forms.

Book Reviews

I am not accepting book review requests at this time.

Please Keep In Mind

  • I accept books as a physical copy and in PDF format
    • Physical copies will take priority
  • If given enough advance time I will accept an ARC
  • I accept fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry collections
  • I have the right to refuse a review request at any point for any reason and I do not guarantee the review of every request sent to me
  • I am completely honest in writing my book reviews and I rate on a 5-star scale. If the book would receive less than 3 stars from me I will not post the review to my blog
  • I reserve the right to mention you or your book in future posts (i.e. book lists, book tags, etc.)
  • All book reviews will be at minimum 500 words in length and posts will be published to this blog and promoted on the following social media
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
    • Pinterest
  • I only write approximately 3 book reviews per month, therefore I will only accept requests that are interesting to me and are books that I would actually read
  • Once a request is accepted, you may not post my review anywhere without granted permission from myself only
  • I am an affiliate and I will receive a commission from any purchases of your book that come from the book review at no additional cost to you or the consumer

What You Get

  • Book review published to this blog and shared on social media if I rate it 3 stars or higher
  • An honest in-depth review of at least 500 words in length(I usually write more than 1000 words)
    • These are honest reviews so a good rating is not guaranteed
  • I promise not to include any spoilers in my review
  • Updates of when I begin reading, when I have finished writing the review, when I plan to publish the review, and when I have published the review
  • Links to your social media and/or author website at the bottom of the review
  • A shortened review to amazon, goodreads, etc. upon your request

Reviews May Include

  • Cover image
  • Links to your social media and/or author website
  • affiliate links to purchase the book
  • Personal rating on a 5-point star scale
  • Promotion to social media sites
  • Book Summary
  • Book analysis of any kind (no spoilers)

I Do Not Accept

  • Cookbooks
  • Textbooks for education such as high school and college
  • Comic books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Political texts
  • Art
  • Single Poems
  • Children’s books

Terms and Conditions

When given a request for a review I have the right to decline it before and after accepting the request and after receiving a copy of the book. I also have the right to write a positive or negative review about the book as I will be 100% honest in the review. I also have as much time as I need to write a good review and to read the book (although if you want a review within a fixed amount of time just tell me, I will tell you if I can). I promise to keep you updated at each stage of the review.

Just to let you know I am 100% honest in my reviews and what I say is entirely my own opinion. I rate on a 5-star scale that is nothing but honest so good ratings for your book are not guaranteed. My time and yours are valuable and I will respect that. You must understand and agree to these terms and conditions to send a request. If you do not agree, do not send a request.

Book Review Request

Guest Blogging

Please Keep In Mind

  • Your post must be related to books, travel, blogging, or neuroscience in some way
  • I have the right to decline your request before and/or after accepting the request
  • No affiliate links are allowed in your guest post
  • Guest posts must be a minimum of 500 words in length
  • The words “Guest Post” will be added at the beginning of the title of the post
  • I decide when your post will be published on my blog
  • I reserve the right to put disclaimers in the post prior to publishing

Types of Guest Post Requests Generally Accepted

  • Book Reviews
  • Book Tags
  • Book Lists
  • Book Hauls
  • Posts about authors
  • Posts about books
  • Posts about book blogging
  • Interviews
  • Neuroscience topics
  • Travel destinations
  • Tips for traveling

What You Get

  • Your words and post unedited published to this blog (except for disclaimers)
  • Author bio with a maximum 50 word limit at the top of your post with photo if desired
  • Link to your blog or website and social media if desired at the top of your post
  • Promotion to my social media
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
    • Pinterest

Terms and Conditions

When given a request for a guest post I have the right to decline it before and after accepting the request and after receiving a copy of your guest post. I have the right to add disclaimers to the post prior to publishing. I also have the right to choose when the post is published on this blog. I promise to keep you updated every step of the way.

If you would like me to guest post on your blog, ask and I will let you know! My time and yours are valuable and I will respect that. You must understand and agree to these terms and conditions to send a request. If you do not agree, do not send a request.

Guest Post Request

Services & Cost

Please note that it is 100% free to send me a review request or guest blog request. If you are an author or aspiring author and you or someone you know needs a beta reader or developmental editor, please consider me! Below is the range of cost for my services. To make a purchase, simply visit my store. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. If you have other services that you are looking for, please take a look at my Work With Me Page.

Note: I only provide these services for works of fiction only.

  • Beta reading- $25.00-$100.00
  • Developmental Editing– $200.00-$400.000
  • There is an option to combine both services at a $50 discount

How Are Transactions Completed?

My store is run through woo-commerce and payment is completed via Stripe. I will contact you within 24 hours regarding your service purchase!

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