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Guidelines for Reviewing Books 
"Writing is therapy for the mind; its pen is the ink of your soul" - Andrea Jamison



  • We accept children's books, urban fiction, self-help, romance (but not gritty), and dystopian fiction.  These genres are given priority.

  • We accept mobi and physical copies. Address is given upon request.

  • Review copies are nonreturnable.

  • Reviews and blog posts are provided free of charge and reflect the honest opinion of the reviewer. 

  • If you choose to repost reviews to another site, please credit the author @ -

  • Due to large number of requests, we cannot guarantee a review.

  • Don't forget to check out other reviewers at The Indie View.

  • If you would like to review for Reviews in the City, become a contributing writer.


If you are interested in having your book featured on Reviews in the City, email information about your book (as outlined below) to using "Spotlight Books" as the subject line.  Spotlight posts are typically added within a few weeks. To have information shared via social media, Tweet me @achitownj using #reviewsinthecity -


Spotlight guidelines:


  • Picture of Book

  • Short Plot Summary

  • Links to Author's Website/Blog

  • Links to Purchase Books


Having a special book promotion? Here are two ways Reviews in the City can help:

(1) Blog post about your giveaway 

Email information about your giveaway to using "Book Giveaway" as the subject line.  Giveaways must be free of charge and/or entry fees.  Please email at least a week in advance.


(2) We can host a giveaway for you.  Contact US

Guest Posts

If you would like to submit a guest post  or post reviews to our site.  Complete our contributor's form.  Contributors will receive an invitation to add content to our blog.  

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