Review Policy for Inked Yarn Media

In order to maintain transparency and provide my readers with reliable and unbiased reviews, I have established the following review policy:

Firstly, thank you for your interest in Inked Yarn Media. I appreciate your support and enthusiasm for Inked Yarn Media’s usual genres of romance, mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction.

Selection Process

  • Books: I accept review copies of both physical books and e-books (Kindle, PDF, ePub). Publishers, authors, and publicists are welcome to contact me with their book recommendations. However, please note that submission does not guarantee a review.
  • Films: I primarily focus on reviewing films based on the genres of romance, mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction. I may occasionally review films from other genres if it aligns with my, or my readers’, interests. I choose films based on personal interest, relevance, and availability. I have access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Showmax, and Plex.

Review Timeline

  • Books: I strive to review books in a timely manner, but due to my commitment to providing thoughtful reviews (and my full-time job, family, and other side hustles), I cannot guarantee immediate publication. I aim to review each book within 2 – 4 weeks of receipt, but this timeline may vary.
  • Film/TV Shows: Film reviews will be posted as soon as possible after watching the film or TV episode/season.

Review Content

  • Honest and Impartial: My reviews are based on my honest opinions and reflections. I try my best to maintain impartiality and avoid any biases.
  • Detailed Analysis: My reviews aim to provide readers with a comprehensive analysis of the book or film, covering elements such as plot, characters, writing style, world-building, and overall enjoyment.
  • Spoiler-Free: I strive to write spoiler-free reviews, ensuring that readers can enjoy the book or film without having major plot points revealed.

Rating System

  • I use a tweaked version of the CAWPILE rating system from Book Roast to summarise my overall assessment of a book or film. My rating scale ranges from 1 to 5 stars, with 1 star indicating poor quality and 5 stars representing exceptional quality.
  • In addition to the rating, I aim to provide a brief explanation of the rating and highlight both positive aspects and any areas for improvement.

Affiliates/Sponsorships

  • I may include affiliate links to bookstores or platforms like Amazon, which may earn Inked Yarn Media a small commission if readers make a purchase through those links. This helps to support the blog and maintain its operation.
  • Sponsored reviews or posts will always be clearly disclosed to my readers.

Response to Inquiries

  • I may not be able to respond to every submission or request. However, if I decide to review your book or film, I will notify you of my intentions and provide an estimated timeline for publication.

Please note that this review policy is subject to change, and I reserve the right to modify it at any time. By submitting your book or film for review, you acknowledge and accept this review policy.

Thank you for considering Inked Yarn Media for your book or film review.

I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts with my readers and contribute to the promotion of the genres I love.

Submissions

To submit a book for review, please email me at reviews@inkedyarnmedia.com or use the contact form below.

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