I love collaborating with bloggers, authors, companies,
and brands! Email me at saharsblog (at) gmail (dot) com
with any suggestion you might have, or check this page
again in a couple of weeks for more details!
Having Your Product Reviewed
Have a product you would like me to review? Send me an email and we can discuss the details, including review depth, fee and social media reach. I don’t accept all review requests, only if it’s something I would use and, preferably, from a small business striving to be ecological and ethical. And payment never guarantees a positive review.
Nine Things to Keep in Mind before asking me to Review Your Book
I am honoured by the hundreds of review requests received from authors, illustrators, publishers, publicists, and agents, reflecting your faith in me as a reviewer and, hopefully, your support of my blogs. I would love to help every single author who contacts me by writing a long review for each of the 50 or so review requests I get every week. But simple maths demonstrates that I would not be able to sustain a lifestyle that would enable me to help everyone, quite unfortunately.
So here are a couple of things for you to keep in mind before you reach out to me requesting a review of your work
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I have actually read every book I have reviewed cover to cover. It’s part of the reason why it takes me longer than some others to post reviews.
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I have written every review on this website without the use of a rigid, formulaic template, yet another reason why it takes me longer than some to post reviews.
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Many of the books I review have been received free from authors, publishers, blogger review programs, or book giveaway contests. I participate in three blogger review book giveaway programs: iRead Books, NetGalley, and Edelweiss. I sometimes receive a print galley, a digital galley, or a final print copy. But in all cases, I agree only to write an honest review. I never agree to write a positive review in exchange for a copy of a book.
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I very seldom can promise to post a review by a certain date because I am lucky enough to be involved in a lot of community-building activities that will always take priority on my writing. If I accept to review your book, it will be added at the end of my “to review” list and I will get to it as soon as I can.
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I post my reviews on Blogcritics, on this blog, on Amazon, on Goodreads, and/or on Tumblr. A link to the review will be posted on Pinterest, Twitter, and/or on my Facebook page. I am quite happy to help you increase your visibility and in return expect your support in the form of Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Facebook page likes, as well as sharing the link to my review as posted on this blog.
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I do not read books with graphic violence, graphic sex, or vulgar language. Sorry, no exceptions.
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I only review print or Kindle copies. Some exceptions apply, but only very, very rarely. Such as a request from Jennifer Weiner.
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I cannot and will not promise positive reviews. I will however be fair; if I do not like a book because of personal reasons, I will state it in my review.
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If you would like me to consider your work for review, please email your request to saharsblog (at) gmail (dot) com. I do hope to be able to help you and wish you good luck promoting your book!
Seven Things to Keep in Mind When Reading or Requesting A Product Review
For reasons covered in this post, I decided to launch, at the beginning of the year 2016, a product review feature. Please keep the following seven things in mind when reading or requesting a product review.
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All reviews are written keeping in mind those who want to live a refined but simple life. This means for example have clean, good quality clothes but in a limited number, or a clean, welcoming home that isn’t luxurious.
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All reviews are written keeping in mind those who constantly and consistently try to better themselves spiritually and materially
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All reviews are written keeping in mind those who constantly and consistently try to contribute to the development of their community
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Products in the following categories will be reviewed: fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health, and nutrition.
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I will only review things that I would consider integrating into my life.
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I will include an honest review of how the product was on its own as well as a reflection on if/when it is needed in one’s life
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I will not review anything obviously harmful, like cigarettes. I don’t think I use anything harmful in my personal life so this should be an easy one. And if not, it will come as quite a shock 😉