Due to scheduling constraints, I am not accepting review requests.
If you are interested in another feature (interview, guest post, giveaway, etc.) or bookstagram coverage please feel free to reach out.
Thank you for stopping by NovelKnight! Please read over the information below before making inquiries.
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|Book Review Requests||Author interviews|
|Bookstagram coverage||FTC Disclosure|
All publicity inquiries may be sent via email (thenovelknight[at]gmail[dot]com).
Hello! My name is Austine. I am a U.S. book reviewer and book promoter of over 8 years, focusing primarily (but not exclusively) on young adult and adult fiction. I work to promote both books and the authors who wrote them through features on my blog and social media pages. For more information on review inquiries and other features, see below.
Book Review Requests
I am happy to promote all genres on NovelKnight Book Reviews but will not review all genres. Please refer to the list below for promotional and review requests.
Genres I REVIEW:
Young adult (YA) and adult in the following genres:
- fantasy (YA/adult)
- paranormal (YA/adult)
- historical/regency (adult only)
- contemporary (adult only)
- this does not include romantic suspense set in a contemporary setting
- urban fantasy (YA/adult)
- science fiction (YA/adult)
- steampunk (YA/adult)
I do NOT accept: erotica, horror, mystery/suspense/thriller, non-fiction, or poetry. Any requests outside of my accepted genres will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.
NovelKnight is, first and foremost, a book review blog. Reviews are cross-posted to retail websites once they release, and shared across the blog’s social media pages. Books sent unsolicited will only be featured at the discretion of the reviewer. ARC/early reader reviews will not appear more than 30 days before the release date depending on how far in advance the book is received. Books that receive a rating below a blog tour cut-off (generally either 3-stars or 4-stars depending on the tour company) will still be posted but not until the blog tour has ended.
I do try to review books in a timely manner, however I do not guarantee a review, or one of a certain rating if a review is posted. If you are requesting a review for a tour or another time-sensitive event, please let me know and I will try to accommodate that if your request is approved and my schedule allows it.
I try to respond to all review requests. If you do not hear back from me within 7 days of sending your request, you are welcome to follow up with another request as I likely missed the first one.
- Print (preferred)
- eBook (Kindle .mobi preferred, ePUB, or PDF)
- Audiobook (will accept on a case-by-case basis)
If you are interested in participating in an author interview or writing a guest post for NovelKnight, please contact me via email.
- INTERVIEWS do not require the provision of a book as all questions are standard across all authors. Questions are sent via email and the author may answer as many or as few questions as they would like.
- GUEST POSTS may be on any topic in relation to books or writing. This can range from a list post, book playlist, discussion post, and so on.
- Quest to Authordom. NovelKnight hosts a blog series where authors talk about their origin stories (how they became published). If you are interested in this feature, please make sure to mention that in your inquiry.
NovelKnight will host giveaways but will not pay for or ship any prizes from a third party sponsor. You may decide the prizes and forms of entry available to readers (follows on social media, email subscriptions, etc.) or you may default to the blog standard which includes options to follow/like the author on any social media platform available as well as additional promotion through tweeting and sharing. All giveaways hosted on NovelKnight (i.e. not a part of a tour or blitz from another website) include a free entry in accordance with FTC guidelines.
You, as the sponsor, are required to supply the giveaway prize(s) and ship to the winner(s). I will contact you upon the completion of the giveaway with the winner’s contact information and thereby pass on all giveaway responsibilities from that point onward to you as the sponsor.
I maintain an active instagram account dedicated to discussing and promoting books and authors. If you would like to be featured on my account with a styled photo, please tell me:
- What is your book about
- Is there a particular photo style you are interested in
- Do you have specific content you want in the caption
- Does the photo need to be posted by a certain date
I am happy to provide general coverage for books based on my posting schedule. If you are interested in a REVIEW and/or GIVEAWAY, please refer to the previous sections. All guidelines for review requests apply to instagram.
In accordance with FTC guidelines, I receive no compensation for the reviews or any promotional content that I post. Books are from my own personal library (i.e. purchases, gifts, etc.), the public library, authors and publishers, or websites such as NetGalley and Edelweiss. All reviews list the source of the book and a disclaimer if the review was from a request.