Review Policies

These are the guidelines for having your indie book reviewed on my website. Please read these carefully before requesting a review.

  1. Send a request through the Contact tab or at shannon@shannoniwanski.com. In the subject line put "Review Request." The body of your email should contain a short synopsis of the novel/novella/novelette. 
  2. I will review the following genres only: Dystopian; Sci-Fi (hard and soft); Fantasy; and Male/Male Erotica. If submitting erotica it must be male/male. Also, it cannot contain rape, pedophilia, incest, bestiality or death. If the erotica contains a non-human partner, it must be sentient (see no bestiality above), such as a werewolf, alien, etc.
  3. I accept .mobi (Kindle) files or physical copies of books. For review purposes, since I don't charge for reviews, I will not purchase the book. As an indie author myself, I've given away plenty of copies of my own work. It's just part of the process.
  4. If I cannot give a book at least 3-stars, I will not review it. Please don't ask/beg me to break that rule. I will inform you that I will not be reviewing the book, and if you want to know why, I will tell you, but you must request an explanation.
  5. Only send one book at a time. If you request a book review and send me copies of each book you've written, I will only review the one agreed upon.
  6. Like most indie authors, I have a job, a life, and my own writing career. I cannot promise quick review times, but I'll work as quickly as I can. Please do not flood me with "Have you read it?" emails.
  7. If you have questions, feel free to ask. The only stupid question is the one that goes unspoken.

Remember, if I'm not a good fit for you or your book, you can always find other reviewers at The Indie View.