Review Policy

WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING A BREAK FROM REVIEW REQUESTS TO CATCH UP ON THE BOOKS WE’VE ALREADY RECEIVED!


At The Reading Bud (TRB) we believe in honestly reviewing the books we receive. All the reviews posted on The Reading Bud’s Blog are cross-posted on Goodreads and Amazon and  NetGalley, and these links are then shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Types Of Books We Accept:

  • Novels
  • Novellas
  • Anthologies
  • Short-stories
  • Comics
  • Graphic Novels
  • Illustrated Books

Genres We Entertain:

  • Action | Adventure
  • Apocalyptic | Post-Apocalyptic
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Cozy Mysteries
  • Dark Fiction
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • High Fantasy
  • Historical fiction*
  • Mystery | Thriller | Psychological Thriller
  • New Adult Fiction*
  • Non-fiction*
  • Romance*
  • Science-Fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Steampunk
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Young Adult Fiction

Genres We Reject:

  • Biographies
  • Erotica
  • Philosophical
  • War
  • Religious texts
  • Self-help
  • Sports
  • Activities
  • Mind, body, soul
  • Recipe books
  • How to/101 guide books

TRB’s Reviews Include:

  • Book cover
  • Book details (author, release date, series, publisher, pages, source and amazon link.)
  • Blurb (the one on Goodreads)
  • Rating (as per Goodreads rating system)
  • Review  (reviewer’s honest thoughts about the book.)
  • Other details (review links for Goodreads and Amazon, purchase links on Amazon, Memorable quotes, and paragraphs, etc.)

As soon as the review is published on The Reading Bud, all the review links will be emailed to you ASAP (a day or two max.)

 We take around 2 weeks to respond to the review inquiries (we reply even if your request has been rejected.) If we don’t get back to you within 3 weeks of sending the query, kindly drop a small reminder to check with us because our inbox is always loaded with queries and it’s easy to lose an email or two (just saying.)

T&C and Disclaimer:

  1. The reviews can be as long or as short as the reviewer wants. However, we won’t be writing any review in less than 2 paragraphs unless it’s a DNF.
  2. Our reviews are honest and all the views in every review are that of the reviewer.
  3. Heena has the right to allocate any book sent to TRB to any of the review-contributors. (You can read about our review contributors here.)
  4. The reviews posted on The Reading Bud will also be cross-posted on Goodreads and Amazon, no matter what rating the book gets from the reviewer, and all these links will be posted on TRB’s Facebook & Twitter.

 I reserve the right to decline any review request.


We put a lot of effort into our reviews so please make sure to share the review links on your social media when we review your book.

Contact Information:

If you want us to review your book(s), or have any other questions, you can email us at thereadingbud@gmail.com or fill out the request form below:

Review Request Form


TRB does not support authors who react poorly to negative reviews.

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