~Review/Giveaway Policies~

Review Policy


For publishers and authors:
Welcome to iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books! This is a blog for young adult and middle grade eclectic fiction novels. I try to be as honest as possible and work to promote your book in the best way I can!


What I will review: I am open to any books that are young adult or middle grade and fiction. Genres can range anywhere from fantasy to paranormal, to humor and chick lit. Books can be old or new releases. 


What I will NOT review: I will not review adult books, because this blog focuses only on juvenile books. For convenience, I currently will not review books that will only be sent in eBook form.


eBooks or Self-Published: I won't read something that can only be accessed through computer. eBooks will have to be Kindle-compatible. I will not review self-published books. However, I am willing to promote your book by doing an interview or giveaway or something of that nature. 


My Reviews: My reviews will be posted on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter. If you would like the review to be posted anywhere else, please let me know (e.g. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Books a Million, Book Blogs, Netgalley, Random Buzzers, Book Divas, Pulse It, Young Adult Books Central). 


My reviews will include the book cover and general book information (series, author, release date, etc). I also include an overall rating, followed by my own summary and review, and an official synopsis (most likely from Goodreads or Amazon). Additions include the first line/excerpt of the novel, some of my favorite or teaser quotes, and trailer (if available). I try to keep my entire review as honest and as spoiler-free as possible. If you would like an example, all of my reviews are posted on my Review Archive page. Review formats tend to evolve, so it is better to look at my newer reviews.


I will read the book(s) and post reviews as soon as I can. Please note that I usually have several books on my "to be read" pile but I will be sure to read and review your book in a timely fashion. I attempt to read the novel before it's published, if it hasn't already been released. If you have a particular date you would like the review to be published, please let me know. Otherwise, I will review books in the order that they are received.


**If I finish a book, it will be reviewed. However, sometimes I am unable to finish one and it will not be reviewed if I do not reach the end (I like the "50 pages rule"). I am apologizing in advance and stating that I will not always be able to guarantee the review, but I will try my best to do so or find another reviewer.


I love really getting to know an author. I'm more than happy to add an author interview, guest post, or other feature around the same date as my review.


Other information: I will always be welcome to hosting a giveaway for you. I ask that the author or the publisher ship out the prize to the winner if it is a book or some other large item, rather than having it shipped to my place first. 
*iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books will mail any swag and small items that will fit in a standard letter-sized envelope. This way, the sponsor may ship a prize package of small items in bulk to me and I can get them out to individuals.


Rating System: Books and covers are rated on a one to five star scale. Please refer to the system on the right sidebar for more information.


Contact: If you would like me to review your book, please email me at iLiveiLaughiLoveBooks@gmail.com. In your email, please provide the following: Synopsis, genre, release information, if you have interest in doing any of the following (guest blog, interview, giveaway, etc.), if you have any specific place you would like the review posted (other than the places listed above) and any other information you think I might need (when you need the review posted by, etc). 


I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.  


If there is anything particular you would like to request from me, please don't hesitate to let me know! Thank you and I would love to hear from you!

For the readers:
All my reviews are posted in my Review Archive. Please note my spoiler warning on the top of the page. Feel free to express your own opinions by commenting or emailing me! I love to hear what my readers have to say. Remember that I am just one person. I am not your brain, and cannot completely determine how good or bad a book is. In the end, you are the judge, not me.


On occasion I will write reviews on certain books I feel impressed upon to share that I've either read from my own shelves or from other sources. I will make sure to mention that fact.

Otherwise, the books I review are sent to me from the publisher/publicist or author. I receive no compensations for the review, whether it is positive or negative. Any contests offered on behalf of these books have no sway on my thoughts or opinion. It is my belief to be honest in every way.



Giveaway Policy:
-Contests are open to anybody age 13 or older.
-Winners will be announced on the blog, and also notified via email.
-Winners have 72 hours (3 days) to reply to an email notification (unless otherwise stated).
-I am not held reliable if your email filters mine as spam or if the one you provide is not valid. 
-I am not responsible for any items lost or damaged in the mail.
-Addresses are kept confidential, unless the author or publisher is sponsoring the giveaway. Then, the address will be given only to the prize provider.
-Giveaways are open only to the countries listed, unless you have a contact in an available location that can get your prize to you.
-I hold the right to end or extend any giveaway that takes place on this blog. Notice will be given on the original blog post and giveaway header at the top of the blog. 
-All winners will be chosen randomly by random.org unless otherwise stated.
-Don't cheat! All entries are verified. 
-I hold the right to disqualify any entry as seen fit.

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