shala_beads (shala_beads) wrote,

Book Review Policy

For my readers-

I like to share things I read, especially craft and cookbooks, sometimes I get these for free from various publishers and sometimes they are books out of my vintage collection or books I bought.
It's the practice of some industries to send out copies of books, tools and other supplies for the purpose of reviews in hopes that some of the people who get them will enjoy them, and write about why they enjoyed it. When I get review copies and post a review, that's the kind of review it is. It is written because I honestly enjoyed the book and wanted to share it with my readers. I'll be honest about the sort of crafter, beader or cook I think the book is best suited for, I'm not trying to sell you anything. I may link to the item on my affiliate account because the small amount I make on Amazon gets spent on more craft books which I review.
I will not accept money for a review, and I won't write or post press releases or advertisements.

For publishers and writers-
I'm willing, even eager to review cook books and cooking paraphernalia, craft books and craft related items, and anything bead related. For other product and book reviews, it's time dependent and if it's not a good fit for one of my sites I'll post the review only on Email me for my mailing address and to see if it's something I think my readers would be interested in.
Don't Eat the Paste is where I post craft book reviews, cookbook reviews and craft products and cooking products reviews. Very occasionally I'll consider music reviews for DETP, indie artists only. Don't Eat the Paste is primarily a craft blog and I do update fairly regularly.
Beadwork at is where I post beading and jewelry book reviews. Beadwork at BellaOnline is a content driven beading site that's part of BellaOnline. I've been the editor of the beading area for the last 5 years.
I will post occasional fantasy, mystery and music reviews at Shala Loves Making Things
All reviews also get posted to if there is a product page for the item/book.
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