Book Review Guidelines and Policies
Thank you for expressing an interest for The Urban Book Source to consider reviewing your book. We take pride in providing quality reviews with honesty and integrity. We do not charge for reviews. All books must be written in English and all reviews are exclusive.
Important Terms and Disclaimer:
Our reviewers are well read volunteers with a passion for literature who range from professional writers, journalists, editors, bloggers, professors, authors and voracious readers, who are located across the United States. They put effort and labor into each written review. Reviewing books is a time-consuming, tedious and demanding task. Book reviews will contain approximately 400-500 words and will not be removed or rewritten for any reason. We respect and stand by each and every one of our reviewers; any request to remove a review will not be honored. Reviewers are under no obligation to respond to feedback from an author, publisher or anyone else regarding a published review.
Every effort will be made to accommodate requests for book reviews. However, due to the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee that every book will receive a review. In the rare instance that a book is rejected for a review, the author or publisher will be contacted and/or those books will be returned. Please strictly adhere to the submission guidelines in order to prevent rejection of your book for review.
All unsolicited books sent by mail will be destroyed.
Acceptance of Categories and Genres:
Our Review Rating System:
There are several outlets who review books and frequently give 4’s and 5’s on a “5 point” rating scale and others that do not publish reviews with anything below the 3 point mark. The Urban Book Source will provide thorough and honest reviews regardless of relationships, status or popularity. Each book will be dissected from an editorial perspective and anything between a 0 and 5 will be utilized based on the merits of the book. This is the only way to effectively make change and raise the bar for books written today. All book reviews will include what the reviewer liked, disliked and how the book could possibly be improved. There will be no bias or favoritism shown to any author or publisher. If there are concerns, please contact us as we welcome feedback.
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Submitting Your Book for Review:
We DO NOT review books in the follow formats or types:
If you are an author or publisher of numerous titles forward us your company press kit, website address and/or catalogue. Otherwise, please forward us the following information for the book(s) you would like reviewed:
Please strictly adhere to the submission guidelines in order to prevent rejection of your book for review. All unsolicited books sent by mail will be destroyed.
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Only if your book has been accepted for review, will you receive the necessary mailing information to submit two (2) copies of your book. You will receive a response within 72 hours.
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