I don’t want this blog to be just another site. I take this seriously; I want my reviews to have some value to the people who read them, so consider this my contract with you. A lot of this is based on a discussion at the Book Blogs Ning site.
People send me things to review. I get to keep those things. But I promise you that if I think something is garbage, I will tell you so. I get a lot of books that are junk; I either give them a negative review (if it’s something that is beyond mere personal preference) or I won’t review it (if it’s something that is just clearly not something I like, but that other people do like). 90% of the time, I will write the review, and give the negative review the product deserves. The other 10%, I won’t write anything, and you’ll never know I got the thing to review.
I won’t always say in a review whether something was sent to me for free or not. If it shows up in the Monday Mailbox posts, I got it for free to review. If I don’t mention purchasing something for my own use, or getting it from the library, assume that someone sent it to me for free to review. As I mentioned above, getting the stuff for free doesn’t guarantee a positive review — never has, and never will.
Every time I link to a book or CD, that link contains affiliate code. I guess this should go without saying, but considering some of the things the government is trying to do, I figured I’d better come right out and say it. If you buy something by clicking on one of those links, I get money. So far, I’ve gotten a total of $1 in affiliate money. Getting affiliate money doesn’t impact my reviews at all, and never will.
This should go without saying as well, but ….. I promise to have read the book I’m reviewing. I promise to have listened to the CD I’m reviewing. If a review shows up here, I’ve used the product. I’m not one of those people that posts a bunch of positive reviews of things they’ve never used in the hopes of getting more stuff. I will only review things I’ve used.
If you comment, I will try to approve those comments in a timely fashion. I’m not used to approving comments, but given how my old blog got infested with nasty spam, I’m doing it here. If your comment doesn’t show up after a couplde days, email me just to give me a nudge 😉
If you have questions, just let me know –> pewreveiw AT gmail dot com, or comment below.