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I'm not a professional reviewer, although I do get paid a very small amount of money when someone purchases a product through one of my posts. I write reviews for the love of books, so that more people can make more informed decisions about the books they buy, and so that more people buy more books.
I also love to find and pass on deals on books so that they, like me, can buy more books! My reviews include not only posts on my website, but also promotions of those post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, where I have a following of about 2500 and potential reach of a million or so. I also post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
If you're an author who would like your book reviewed on HeadOverTales, please read the FAQ's below.
If you're a publisher, agent, brand, or retailer, please email me at moesserjam(at)gmail(dot)com for a media kit. I am available for campaigns, sponsored content, and brand partnerships.
What do your reviews include?
What are your preferred book genres?
- romance (no sex scenes or erotica)
- some historical fiction
- some non-fiction (biographies, self-help, and how-to)
How do you rate books?
What's your preferred format?
I prefer e-books but hardcopies are also appreciated. For e-books, my preferred medium of receiving them is through Netgalley or as a mobi.
How long will you take to publish your review?
Give me some time! I will try to read your book as soon as possible but I do have other commitments, including a day job as a book editor, other books I've committed to review, and other brands I've committed to working with. This means that I cannot promise you a date by which I will have posted my review. It will probably take at least a few weeks or months to get to it, but I will review it. I give priority to ARCs of books that I have personally requested. I will e-mail you the link to my review as soon as I post it.
Again, please note that when I accept a book to review, it does not guarantee that it will be reviewed. I try not to post negative reviews. If I really don't like a book or can't connect with its characters, I usually don't post a review, unless I'm obligated to. If you want me to post the review regardless of whether it's positive or negative, please let me know.
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When my kids—who are now 15 and 9—were younger, I read to them every night at bedtime. And they both used to be good readers. As they’ve gotten older, it’s become harder and harder to muster the energy to fight them to get off their screens for the time it takes to read to them,…Read More
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