Policy



Due to recent events I am forced to update my policies. This is going to be a bit long. Feel free to read it completely or read the important parts marked in red.


I am a Reader first and foremost. I don't even remember when I first started reading. Both my parents are voracious readers (and book hoarders) and I have inherited both the qualities from them. Also, because I am an introvert by nature, reading has given me the chance to go on adventures and have conversations that I probably wouldn't dare to in my real life. 

As a reader, I have my preferences and opinions and moods. I read at my own pace and according to my mood. I will not be forced to pick up a romance when I am in mood for fantasy. I will not pick up a historical fiction when I am in mood for some horror. Though I would probably pick up a mystery at any point or situation. 

As a hoarder, I am close to having a collection of 2500 (as of 2018) books and at most 25% are review copies. YES, I buy more and more books every day and month and year. So, review copies aren't the only books that I read. Sometimes, review copies take a back seat because of the books that I bought.

I started this blog when I discovered the book blogging community online and realized that there may be an outlet for my mania. I won't lie, the idea of receiving free books as review copies was also very tempting. I am fully committed to the review copies I accept and try my best to adhere to the review timeline I agree to beforehand. If I am unable to, for whatever reasons, I always let the concerned parties know. I ALWAYS review the books I have accepted review copies for. Most of the times on my blog + Goodreads + Amazon and sometime over email to the authors/publishers. The latter happens if I am rating the book 2 Stars or less.

Please understand that I do this because I love to READ. I have loved it since before even computers were available to common people. I am not here for the money or for the opportunities. EVERYTHING that you see on Bookish Indulgences with b00k r3vi3ws is done for FREE and for my love of the printed words with the exception of the Giveaways. The Giveaways are mostly sponsored by the authors and publishing houses.

So, please do NOT offer me money or anything else in lieu of  monetary compensation with hopes of... well, anything. 
- I DO NOT accept money / or anything else in lieu of  monetary compensation for writing a book review 
- I DO NOT accept money / or anything else in lieu of  monetary compensation for guest posts or interviews 
- I DO NOT accept money / or anything else in lieu of  monetary compensation for fast tracking a review
- I DO NOT accept money / or anything else in lieu of  monetary compensation for writing a positive review
- I DO NOT accept money / or anything else in lieu of  monetary compensation for trashing a book or bashing an author

I know that the Indian Book Blogging Community has changed a lot in the last few years. You will most likely find someone who is ready to serve your needs... but look somewhere else. 

This is my domain and my rules and my principles. 


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What kind of books do I accept?
- Mystery/Thriller
- YA
- Contemporary Fiction
- Fantasy / Paranormal
- Dystopian

What I do not read...
- Erotica
- Non-fiction / Self-help

What format do I accept?
- I accept only Print Copies.

How long does it take for me to review a book?
- It honestly depends upon my to-review pile. it can take anything between 4-12 weeks. If my turn around time is longer than that, I usually do not accept review copies at that point.

Where do I post my Reviews?
- On my Blog
- Goodreads
- Amazon.in
I can also post on Smashwords & Barnes & Noble on specific requests

Please make a note that I do not post a review in case I am rating a book 2 stars or less unless the sender wants me to.

Some Details about my Blog:
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Note:
In accordance with FTC guidelines/regulations for bloggers and endorsements, please note that all the books reviewed on this blog were either purchased by me, or borrowed from the local library or provided to me by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review and nothing else. In case of reviews for Blog Tours - while the company may have received some payment for their services, I as a host do not accept any payment and gain nothing in return for the review other than the book itself.
Book covers & Summary of the books are copied from Goodreads / Amazon. No Copyright infringement Intended.
My reviews are my honest opinion and remain uninfluenced despite the source(s) through which I obtained the book(s) .


4 comments:

  1. Hi

    I got your message rough Goodreads. I'd like to take part in the March 31st Blog Hop but my book is Ebook only and I don't know how to give it away - can I offer a book token instead?
    And I don't have a blog (yet) but I do have a website www.takethecoins.com where I could feature an Indie book.
    Can I take part.
    My email is gw12957@gmail.com.

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  2. Hi,
    My brother has written a historic-horror book. It's available on amazon and good reads.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29225318-the-devil-s-prayer
    Do let me know when you are accepting reviews?

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