Our Review Policy

Paperback Paris is always interested in working with publishers, publicists, agencies and authors to help promote forthcoming releases and other backlist titles.

If we do accept your request, we prefer to receive them via physical copy or advance reading copy. In exchange, one of our contributors will provide an honest review that will be published on the website and broadcast on all of our social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.)

Formats we accept:
  • Advanced reading copy (ARC)
  • Finished physical copies
*Digital reading copies (DRC) are acceptable though not preferred.
Genres we prefer:

As expected, we use our own discretion when accepting titles for review, though we’re admittedly partial about certain genres. Fiction, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, thriller and suspense, nonfiction (of the memoir and biographical kind), and young adult literature happen to be our most popular with our readers. Still it never hurts to pitch us a title.

How are reviews are written:

We provide honest, fastidious reviews and reader-author feedback as a courtesy to our audience and collaborators who entrust us with their work.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests we receive, requested reviews will no longer be written on a time-constrictive basis. It’s typical, however, that a book review can take upwards of two (2) weeks before publication. (If your review request was accepted but you have not noticed a review in more than four weeks, please e-mail us.)

Understand that though all requests are considered they are not guaranteed for approval.

Only in considerable circumstances will a book review be suspended for more than our two-week minimum (ex. most reviews for ARC titles will be postponed for publishing at least two weeks prior to its intended publishing date or on a date agreed upon by the contact and Paperback Paris.)

A breakdown of what to expect from our requested book reviews:

  • One 400-word minimum book review provided with extensive commentary, and unbiased critiques.
  • An informative book blurb or synopsis courtesy of publisher’s request or otherwise (ex. Goodreads, Barnes & Noble etc.)
  • Provided links to the book’s place of purchase, publishing house, author’s website, and any other supplemental outlets per request.
How can I submit a review request to Paperback Paris?

The best way to submit books for review consideration is by filling out our request form, below. Otherwise, direct any multiple review requests via e-mail.

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The best way of submitting physical or digital advance reading copies to us in exchange for a possible review is by filling out the form below.

Please limit one title per request form. Be aware that e-mail inquiries may take upwards of seven (7) days before a response from our staff.
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