Review Policy

I am willing to consider submissions from publishers and self-published authors or publicists but please do not leave your request here in the Comments or on any other page. Send an email to me at and we’ll discuss it further.  Consideration means exactly that—there are no guarantees that one of my volunteer reviewers or I will post a review or that it will be a positive one. We promise to be fair, though, and a negative review will include clear reasons for the opinion. We don’t intend to be mean.

Print and electronic books are both welcome but I read on a Nook and a Kobo, not a Kindle. Ebooks can be in either epub or pdf formats and a Word doc may also be acceptable if I can convert it.

If a review by one of my volunteers is posted here, I will also send it to DorothyL, and/or Worlds of Fantasy as may be appropriate and the reviewer may post it elsewhere. Reviews done by me will be posted on DorothyL, 4MA,  YABC and/or Worlds of Fantasy as appropriate plus several Facebook groups, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble.  Those re-postings will occur approximately three weeks after the posting on Buried Under Books but notices to Twitter and my Facebook page will be sent on the original date of posting. I do not post reviews on Amazon.

As for genre, look around at some of the reviews here and you’ll have a good idea of what we’re likely to want to look at. We will not accept erotica and your potentially bestselling how-to guide for investing is not going to cause anyone here to jump up and down in anticipation. If you’re not sure, ask!

New Note 10/25/14: For the time being, I will not be accepting most Amazon -exclusive submissions simply because they are not available on multiple platforms, ebook and/or print and I also will decline Amazon-published books. There are a lot of readers, including me, who choose to get our books elsewhere and I think my blog should promote books that all my readers can get. I will make exceptions for those that are only temporarily exclusive for a promotion but are usually available on Nook, Kobo, Google Play, Smashwords, or other platforms or for those authors who have been reviewed here before. I also will decline Amazon-published books.

New Note 9/26/19: I’ve been getting a lot of requests to review romance but I don’t read that genre as such. I do read fiction that has some romance in it so please keep that in mind when asking for a review.

3 thoughts on “Review Policy

  1. Hi, Lelia
    I got your name from MMA…murder must advertise. I have an October release, Iced Chiffon, a cozy mystery and first in Consignment Shop Mysteries with Berkley Prime Crime. I would love for you to review it.

    Blurb: To pay for rehabbing the dilapidated Victorian house she loves, Reagan Summerside opens the Prissy Fox Consignment Shop and gets involved in the lives of her Savannah customers, neighbors, ex husband and the attorney who screwed her over in the divorce.
    At the consignment shop, it’s murder and mayhem for the ex, his Cupcake and the badass attorney.

    If this works for you let me know and I’ll send along an author copy as soon as I receive them.

    Duffy Brown


  2. Well, shoot. I signed up for Kindle Unlimited as soon as I published my book. This means it can’t be anywhere else until the end of February.

    In the meantime, I guess I’ll be checking out the rest of your site.


  3. Pingback: A Comprehensive Directory of Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Reviewers Who Accept Submissions from Independently Published Authors – My Scholarshipnews

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