(Last updated June 16, 2014)

Thank you so much for considering Melissa's Bookshelf for a review of your book and for checking this Policy to find out my preferences!

At this time, I am no longer accepting books for review, unless you are an author (or promoting an author) whose books I have read and reviewed previously here on the blog OR have rated/reviewed on Goodreads

*If the above policy changes, I will update this page accordingly.


I cannot guarantee a review of every book I accept/consider, though I strive to review as many as possible.  I will give every book a fair shot -- at least 50-100 pages.  Once I have accepted your book for review, unless there is specific date of participation in a Blog Tour or for a book release date, I will generally review your book within 2 to 3 months upon receipt.  My TBR pile is huge, like everyone else's, so I simply can't commit to reviewing it any sooner than that.  However, if the review title is an ARC, I will try my best to post my review right around the release date.


I love to participate in giveaways, blog tours, and host author interviews and guest posts at Melissa's Bookshelf!  As my review policy has changed with regards to accepting review books, I will also limit such tours and posts to authors whose books I have previously read and reviewed here. As mentioned above, I may not always be able to commit to a review during a Blog Tour, but I'd be happy to participate in other ways if the book is of interest to me.


I do not accept or receive monetary compensation for the books I accept for review from authors and publicists. Review copies are provided in exchange for an honest review.

At this time, there is limited third-party advertising on Melissa's Bookshelf, but I reserve the right to affiliate with Amazon, Google, or another such entity and any compensation received would go back to maintenance of this blog.

If you are interested in advertising on my blog via sponsored post and/or sidebar ad, please contact me for further details and discussion.

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