Who we are and why you should review for us

Who is Long and Short Reviews?

Long time readers of romance, Marianne and Judy wanted a place to share with others about the books they loved. The one thing they promised themselves when the germ of an idea was born to start their own review site was to treat books and authors with respect and dignity. Not all books are destined to be great, but they bring enjoyment to someone somewhere, so, how to spread the word? Long and Short Reviews opened its doors August 27, 2007.

What Genres Are Reviewed?

In the beginning it was Mainstream Romance. As of 2014, Long and Short Reviews publishes reviews for Women’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, New Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Mystery and Thrillers, and even Children’s Literature.

Who Can Review?

Anyone can review. No experience is necessary, just a desire to share your opinions about what made you like and enjoy the book. The only requirement is the ability and willingness to read in electronic format. Long and Short Reviews is an online review site and while print books are sometimes used for review, the majority of books are delivered via the Internet to a valid email address. No special computer programs are required other than the free programs of Adobe Reader and Adobe Digital Editions which can be downloaded from Adobe’s website.

What is the Cost?

Free. There is no cost to a reviewer for any book they review. In fact, we have a reviewer incentive program that allows you to earn gift cards weekly and annually to the online bookstore of your choice (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc).

How are the books I review chosen?

Long and Short Reviews leaves it up to a reviewer. Reviewers choose, always. A reviewer is not obligated to review a poorly written book or one that has content that is against Long and Short Review’s policy. There is a return policy in place for books that fall into those categories.

Common Issues

Time is a common concern. The minimum commitment is two reviews a month. That’s it. More is always welcome but we understand how precious time can be. If grammar is an issue, Long and Short Reviews has editors on staff. Current reviewers include some from France and Croatia where English is a second language. All reviews go through an editing process. There is reading material available to help with format and verbiage. Current reviewers are a good source as well; they enjoy helping.

What is Long and Short Reviews Looking For?

You! Reviewers are needed. An average month will see 900+ books submitted to our databases for review but many go un-reviewed because there are more books than people. Books come from Harlequin, Carina Press, Avon, and many other top online small publishing houses like Samhain Publishing and The Wild Rose Press. A full list can be provided if interested. Books are added to our databases every day.

Please consider becoming a reviewer and share your love of the written word. See here for more: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/become-a-reviewer/

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