What to Expect

What to expect after submitting your book via email/submission form:

  • A Confirmation Email
    • Within 48 hours, I’ll send you an email accepting (or denying, which happens rarely) your submission and letting you know when I’ll get started on it. If you don’t receive one, please resend your message.
    • Do NOT email/message me afterward reminding me to review your book or asking where your book review is. I will email you once I have posted/submitted all reviews.
    • You may continue to message me to address other questions/concerns, to alert me to any changes, or simply to let me know you received my email.
      • NOTE: you do not have to reply to the confirmation email. It will not affect my review process.
  • Goodreads, Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble Reviews
    • If your work is not available on one of these sites, you will not receive a review there.
    • If you have not set up your author page on Goodreads or have not added your book to their system, I suggest doing so before emailing me so you can receive that review.
    • All these reviews will say the same thing and will be posted at the same time. However, some of these sites have processing periods so it may take longer for you to see the review on their site.
      • Goodreads- no processing; review will show instantly
      • Amazon- up to 3 days processing time
      • Barnes & Noble- about 2 days processing time
      • Smashwords- 1-2 days processing time
  • baphy1428.com Review
    • The review on my site is most often the last to be posted since I schedule no more than 1 post a day here.
    • You can look at past book reviews to see an example of what your review will look like.
    • For novels, this review may be longer than the review posted elsewhere.
    • For short stories, anthologies, or poetry, the review will be the same.
    • Short stories, anthologies, and poetry reviews will be more generalized than novella and novel reviews. This is due to length and an attempt to give an overall sense of the book rather than reveal too many details or over-analyze the work.
  • Tweets
    • I schedule 2 tweets per book. The first is a #reading post sharing the link to buy your book. The second is a #bookreview post sharing the link to my review on baphy1428.com.
    • I only schedule up to 2 tweets per day and only 1 tweet per book per day. This is to help maximize engagement on both your book and my profile. This means reviews may come out well before I actually start tweeting about your work.
    • Both tweets will tag you (if applicable). If you do not have a Twitter account, I will still make these tweets.
  • Facebook & Instagram
    • I will schedule 1 post per site for your work linking to baphy1428.com review.
    • Both posts will tag you (if applicable). If you do not have a Facebook or Instagram account, I will still make these posts.
  • Return Email
    • I will email you back when I have finished and submitted your reviews.
    • I may not have the time to tell you when my social media posts are scheduled so be on the lookout for tags from @baphy1428 after I’ve let you know I’ve finished with your submission.