Reviewer Application

Guidelines for new reviewers

Before you complete the application form, please read the following guidelines.
If your application is accepted:

You will read and review books, galleys, manuscripts and e-books in the genre of your choice. On the application form you will have a choice of what type of publication you will review. You may read as many books as you want or as time allows. We require that you commit to at least 2 books per month.
When you are available to review, please go to the Books For Review page and choose the books you would like to review. Send an email to admin at love_romance_books20@yahoo.com with your list. In the event the item you receive doesn't capture your interest, please contact Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore immediately.
When you receive the book for review, you will notify Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore of receipt. We keep track of all the details pertaining the review process.
The book/galley/manuscript/ebook must be read within 4 weeks of receipt. Upon completion you will write a review of around 350 - 750 words (3 - 5 paragraphs) and e-mail it to Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore. See below for the format for sending your review.
Upon receipt of review from you, Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore staff will format the review for posting on the website. All reviews are edited for punctuation and grammar before formatting. This process sometimes takes two weeks. Please do not tell the author/publisher that you have submitted the review to us.
There is no monetary compensation, however, you get to keep the books.You may keep the book, pass it on to a friend, or donate it to a charity.
The review becomes the property of Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore. Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore will give the author permission to use the review in full or excerpts providing they credit the reviewer and Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore. (e.g. Reviewed by John/Jane Doe, Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore.)
If you would like to post your review on other sites, arrangements may be made with Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore. Please do not post it without permission.
Please do not contact the submitter (author, publisher, publicist) for other books to review or send the review directly to them.

If you feel comfortable with these guidelines, please fill out the form and submit.
Submit the application form

Writing Reviews For Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore
A review tells what the publication is about and how successful it is at what it is trying to do. As a reviewer you describe the book, analyze how the book achieved its purpose, and express your own reactions.
Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore reserves the right to edit all reviews for length and content, and we always make sure there are no grammatical errors or misspellings.

Review submission format

Title
Author
Publisher
Copyright year
ISBN
Reviewed by (your name) for Love Romance Books/Luv Books Galore (x/06)
Headline for amazon.com (this is 3 to 5 words)
number of stars for amazon.com (#/5)
The body of review is a minimum of 350 words, with a maximum of 750 words, usually 3 - 5 paragraphs.
When referencing to the title in the review please put in quotations "book title ".

Consider these questions when writing your review

What is the author's main point or plot?
How successful do you think the author was in carrying out the purpose of the book?
How well does the author write? You can use a brief quotation to illustrate your observations.
Who is the book for? (general reader, genre interest, specialized audience, age range, orientation, etc.)
Your personal experiences that relate to the topic. Your personal opinion. Your favorite part or what you learned.
Your recommendation. This could pertain to editing issues, future publications, or story line.
The conclusion ties together the review and provides a comment. This is usually the part that is used for an excerpt of the review.
Be creative! Give your own honest and fair opinion. Be candid. Authors love the personal flair that you give the review.
Send as e-mail attachment (Word) or in body of e-mail to: admin at love_romance_books20@yahoo.com

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