BookLook Bloggers Reviewer Guidelines

Introduction

Thank you so much for joining BookLook Bloggers in our efforts to inspire the world through our products. As reviewers you are extremely important to us and we want your experience to be both enjoyable and worthwhile. We have provided some reviewing guidelines for your benefit and we hope these will be helpful and informative. Please read the guidelines that pertain to the product you are reviewing.

After you have requested a book you will receive an email that contains more information about that particular title. Each email will have a link to the book’s BookLook Bloggers product page, and a link that will allow your readers to preview the book. Please post both links at the end of your review.

To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or retail site review that the publisher has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookLook Bloggers. Click for details. If you have any questions or are unclear about our guidelines you can reach us at booklookhelp@harpercollins.com.

BookLook Bloggers will not stand for any personal attacks against authors whose books are submitted for review on our site. If there are any instances of this, Book reserves the right to remove bloggers from the program.


Fiction

First and foremost, we want nothing but complete honesty in your reviews. If you loved the story, that’s great! That’s what we are striving for at BookLook Bloggers. We want to consistently produce quality fiction that inspires, entertains, and challenges readers. If you didn’t enjoy a certain novel, well that’s great as well! Of course we want every title to be a home run with readers, but when they aren’t we want to know why. The only way we can continue to bring our readers consistent and quality fiction is to receive honest and unbiased feedback from them. We’re not asking for positive reviews in return for free review materials. We’re simply asking for complete objectivity.

We ask that your reviews be 200 words or more. We do recommend you don't get too long though. This word count allows you to be informative without being too informative. We want your reviews to be read and most people tend to shy away from long reviews. Here is our recommendation for the structure of each review:

Title

For the title of your post please include the title of the book and the author (e.g. House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo)

Summary (50-100 words)

Please make sure your summary is in the first few sentences of the review.

  • What’s the story about? How would you describe this story to someone in 3 or 4 sentences?
  • Be careful not to give away major plot points, twists, or surprise endings.

Your Reactions (100-150 words)

Let us know what you liked and didn’t like about the novel.

  • Was the story suspenseful, frightening, or romantic? How did it make you feel?
  • Consider story elements such as plot, character development, dialogue, description, and scene. What worked and what didn’t?
  • Was the overall message inspiring? Were you challenged in your faith? Were you entertained?
  • Would you recommend this novel to others?

Please keep in mind that we prefer our fiction reviews to be spoiler free. We don’t want to take away from someone’s reading experience. If you think a line or a sentence from you review is too revealing it’s usually best to omit it or rewrite it.

Please sign in to your account at http://booklookbloggers.com/ and post the link to your review. If at all possible, be sure to provide the specific link to the post where your review is found.

After you’ve posted the review on your blog and our website, post your review on at least one consumer site such as ThomasNelson.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or Christianbook.com. To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or retail site review that BookLook Bloggers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. Click for details.

Non-Fiction

First and foremost, we want nothing but complete honesty in your reviews. If you loved a title, that’s great! That’s what we are striving for at BookLook Bloggers. We want to consistently produce quality non-fiction that inspires, informs, and challenges readers. If you didn’t enjoy a certain book, well that’s great as well! Of course we want every title to be a home run with readers, but when they aren’t we want to know why. The only way we can continue to bring our readers consistent and quality non-fiction is to receive honest and unbiased feedback from them. We’re not asking for positive reviews in return for free review materials. We’re asking for complete objectivity.

We ask that your reviews be 200 words or more. We do recommend you don't get too long though. This word count allows you to be informative without being too informative. We want your reviews to be read and most people tend to shy away from long reviews. Here is our recommendation for the structure of each review:

Title

For the title of your post please include the title of the book and the author (e.g. For the Tough Times by Max Lucado)

Summary (50-100 words)

Please make sure your summary is in the first few sentences of the review.

  • What is this book about? What’s the overall gist of the message or topic?
  • Summarize the message of the book in 3 or 4 sentences.

Your Reactions (100-150 words) * Was this book interesting to you? Did it challenge, inspire, or enlighten you in any way? * Did the author(s) make you think? Did the author(s) hold your attention? * Was the information presented in a cohesive, yet appealing manner? * Did the author(s) successfully convey Biblical truth? * Would you recommend this book to others?

Please sign in to your account at http://booklookbloggers.com/ and post the link to your review. If at all possible, be sure to provide the specific link to the post where your review is found.

After you’ve posted the review on your blog and our website, post your review on at least one consumer site such as ThomasNelson.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or Christianbook.com. To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or retail site review that BookLook Bloggers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. Click for details.

Bibles

First and foremost, we want nothing but complete honesty in your reviews. If you loved the layout and structure of a particular Bible, that’s great! That’s what we are striving for at BookLook Bloggers. We want to consistently produce Bibles that are not only accessible, but informative and conducive to quality Bible study. If you didn’t enjoy a certain type of Bible, please tell readers why! We’re not asking for positive reviews in return for free review materials. We’re asking for complete objectivity.

We do not expect you to read the entire Bible for this review. We recommend you pick one of you favorite books of the Bible to read and get a feel for the Bible.

We ask that your reviews be 200 words or more. We do recommend you don't get too long though. This word count allows you to be informative without being too informative. We want your reviews to be read and most people tend to shy away from long reviews. Here is our recommendation for the structure of each review:

Title For the title of your post please include the name of the particular Bible you are reviewing and the version (e.g. The Chronological Study Bible, NKJV)

Description of Content (50-100 words)

Please make sure your description is in the first few sentences of the review.

  • What kind of Bible is it? (Study Bible, Daily Reading Bible, Children’s Bible, etc).
  • What kind of special content (if any) is in this Bible? (Commentary, Family Content, Devotionals, Maps, Indexes, Concordance, etc.)
  • What version is it? (NIV, TNIV, NASB, NKJV, etc).

Your Reactions (100-150 words)

  • What are you overall feelings towards this particular Bible? Is it easy to use?
  • Are the study tools helpful and informative? Does the commentary convey Biblical truth?
  • Is the Bible durable?
  • Do you like/dislike the typeface and print in general?
  • Would you recommend this particular Bible to others?

Please sign in to your account at http://booklookbloggers.com/ and post the link to your review. If at all possible, be sure to provide the specific link to the post where your review is found.

After you’ve posted the review on your blog and our website, post your review on at least one consumer site such as ThomasNelson.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or Christianbook.com. To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or retail site review that BookLook Bloggers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. Click for details.

Children’s Books/Gift Books

First and foremost, we want nothing but complete honesty in your reviews. If you loved a title, that’s great! That’s what we are striving for at BookLook Bloggers. We want to consistently produce quality products for readers of all ages. If you didn’t enjoy a certain book, well that’s great as well! Of course we want every title to be a home run with readers, but when they aren’t we want to know why. The only way we can continue to bring our readers consistent and quality material is to receive honest and unbiased feedback from them. We’re not asking for positive reviews in return for free review materials. We’re asking for complete objectivity.

We ask that your reviews be 200 words or more. We do recommend you don't get too long though This word count allows you to be informative without being too informative. We want your reviews to be read and most people tend to shy away from long reviews. Here is our recommendation for the structure of each review:

Title

For the title of your post please include the title of the book and the name of the author and illustrator (e.g. Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise, Illustrated by Linda Bleck)

Summary (50-100 words)

Please make sure your summary is in the first few sentences of the review.

  • Be sure and designate what type of product this is (Children’s Book or Gift Book).
  • What is the story about? What is the message/purpose of the product?
  • What age groups is the story appropriate for?

Your Reactions (100-150 words)

  • Is the message of the product presented in a clear and interesting manner?
  • What are your thoughts on the quality of the illustrations?
  • Did the author(s) present a strong, spiritual message?
  • Would you recommend this product to others?

Please sign in to your account at http://booklookbloggers.com/ and post the link to your review. If at all possible, be sure to provide the specific link to the post where your review is found.

After you’ve posted the review on your blog and our website, post your review on at least one consumer site such as ThomasNelson.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or Christianbook.com. To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or retail site review that BookLook Bloggers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. Click for details.

FTC Regulations Compliance

To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or retail site review that BookLook Bloggers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. For example:

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”