Review Policy

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Disclaimer

In accordance with FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements:  The books reviewed on Pure Textuality are purchased by the reviewer, borrowed from the library, or obtained from the author and/or publisher by mail, email, NetGalley, or Edelweiss.  Pure Textuality does not receive any monitory compensation in return for the reviews and/or endorsements which appear on this site.  Receiving a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review in no way effects the review as it is the reviewer’s opinion of the book.

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Review Turnaround Time

Our current review turnaround time for self-published, independent, or small press titles is unknown.  We get approximately 500 review requests per month.  We go through them as soon as they come in and eliminate the ones for authors who clearly didn’t read our review policy.  For the remaining requests, they are sent out to our review team.  If one of the reviewers is interested, we will email you back to request a copy of the book.

IF YOU HAVE A REVIEW DEADLINE (i.e. upcoming publication date), please let us know in advance and we will try our best to accommodate.

If you would like to submit your book for review, please read the full policy first.

Instructions for submitting your review request can be found at the bottom of the page.

BIG FIVE /  TRADITIONAL PUBLISHERS:  Reviews are posted either on release day or within a week or so following the release of a book (provided we receieve the review copy in a reasonable amount of time).  See section titled ARC’s & Galley Bound Copies for further details.

Genres We Review

We review Adult, New Adult and Young Adult Fiction in the following genres:

– Romance & Romantic Comedy
– Paranormal & Paranormal Romance <– A PURE TEXTUALITY FAVORITE
– Contemporary
– Fantasy
– Sci-Fi
– Dystopian
– Thriller / Horror
– Mystery / Crime
– Historical Fiction
– Erotica & Erotic Romance 

Some of us also like to read memoirs and biographies, but we do not accept review requests for them.  We also do not read children’s books for review.  Children’s and YA are not the same thing.

Genres We Do Not Review

– Non-Fiction
– Anything Political
– Anything Religious

For all others not listed, or if it’s not clear where your book falls, just contact us to discuss.

Pure Textuality reviews are written from a fair, honest point of view.  Please remember, the opinions express are the reviewers’ opinions and represent the reviewers’ personal tastes.  Pure Textuality allows multiple reviewers to review any given title, thus offering varying opinions.

ARC’s & Galley Bound Copies

We gladly accept advanced review copies (ARC’s)/galley bound copies to review, as well as books which have been released already.  If you are sending us an ARC/galley copy for review, we will try our hardest to get the review up on, or very close to, the book’s release date.  Just remember, if you want a review done by the book’s release date, we need enough time to plan on the book being in our schedule.

We happily accept print copies.  However, we encourage publishers and authors to contact us before sending a copy.  This allows us to reach out to the team to make sure there is someone interested in reviewing the title before you waste the time and money to send us a copy.

Print copies can be sent to:

Jena Gregoire
c/o Pure Textuality
40 Boston Hill Rd.
Andover NH 03216

Please contact us prior to sending a NetGalley or Edelweiss widget.  Several members of our review team are registered, and, depending on who will be reading your book, you may need to use a different email address for the widget.

We happily accept ebooks for review.  We are not opposed to the advancement of the electronic age!  However, we do not have every ereader on the market.  The formats we can accept are as follows:
– Kindle books (gifted from Amazon or .prc files)
– PDF (Portable Document Format)
– .mobi files
– .epub files

Audio Books

Here at Pure Textuality, we happen to love audio books.  As much as we would love for Pure Textuality to be our full time job, that is not the case.  Audio books allow us to “read” while at our day jobs.  That’s eight hours of reading time every day we would not otherwise have.  If you have your book available as an audio book, and would like it reviewed, we would gladly accept it.  Just email us and we will work out the details.

Ebook, Print, and Audio Book Pirating

Books supplied to Pure Textuality, whether it be physical, audio, or electronic, will never be duplicated, sold, rented, or otherwise distributed in any way by Pure Textuality or a Pure Textuality staff member without written permission of the author and/or publisher.

Our Rating System

Our reviews are written in a simple format with no ratings:
– What We Liked
– What We Didn’t Like
– Who We Would Recommend The Book To

This allows the person reading the review to still form their own opinion on whether or not they would like to purchase the book.  For more information regarding why we abolished our rating system, please click on the No Ratings graphic.

Review Submissions

If you would like to submit your book(s) for review, please email with the following information:
– Book Title
– Author
– Publisher (If Applicable)
– Genre
– Release Date
– Review Deadline (If Applicable)
– Book Synopsis
– Cover Image

Once your book’s info has been received, it will be sent out to our review team.  If anyone opts to read your book, we will contact you back to request a copy.  Please do not send the book in the initial request.

PLEASE NOTE:  Submitting your request does not guarantee a review.

Our Posting Schedule

Below is our current posting schedule.  This is updated daily.  Reviews are not added to this calendar until the book is read and review is drafted.

PLEASE NOTE:  The only dates on this schedule that are guaranteed are blog tour stops and release day reviews.  If we have not made a commitment to an author, publicist, publisher, or blog tour company, the review dates shown are subject to change as life happens.