Revell Reads FAQs

Thank you for wanting to learn more about the Revell Reads blogger program. We have set these guidelines in place in order to be fair to everyone participating.

How does this program work?
Email invites are sent out to bloggers who have signed up to be part of our program. These emails are split into fiction and nonfiction offerings. The number of books available may be limited, and they are given on a first come, first served basis. Emails are sent out once or twice a month, with fiction going out on Mondays and nonfiction on Tuesdays. When signing up to receive a book, the blogger agrees to read and post an original review (at least 75 words not including back cover copy or plot synopsis) on their blog as well as a retailer website during the given time frame.

Do I need to have a blog to be in this program?
Yes, a public blog is required. Posting reviews on retailer websites, Facebook, or book websites like Goodreads or LibraryThing is great, but that doesn’t fully meet our requirements. Your blog must be up and running and accessible by the general public when you sign up to be a part of our program.

Am I required to finish a book I’ve agreed to review?
In the event you aren’t enjoying the book, we don’t require you to finish it, but we do expect you to be thoughtful and considerate in the case of a negative review, just as you would be when posting a positive one.

Where am I required to post a review?
Your review must be posted on your blog and at least one retailer website such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christian Book, or Books-a-Million. You may also share on sites like Goodreads, LibraryThing, and on social media, but that is not required.

When should I post my review?
Your review should be posted during the time frame given in the email invite. If you miss the deadline, please still submit your review, as missed reviews will result in removal from the program.

Should I post a spoiler in my review?
We ask that you please be considerate of other readers and not include spoilers in your review.

How do I submit my review links?
Please use the form on the website to submit a direct link to the review on your blog. Be sure to use only the link submission form for Revell Reads and not the forms for other BPG divisions.

What is a direct link?
It is a link to your review that will take me directly to your review, NOT simply to your blog’s homepage. We are not always able to visit your blog on the day you notify us of posting, so the review can get lost among your more recent posts. It is helpful if we don’t have to dig through your archives to find the right post. Please do not submit your general blog address (ex. myblogname.bloghost.com). You can usually get the direct link by clicking on the title of your blog post, once it’s made public. Copying the web address from that page would be a direct link and should resemble http://myblogname.bloghost.com/title-of-blog-post.

I haven’t received my book yet. Did it get lost in the mail?
Books are usually mailed out within one to two weeks of your signing up to review the book. Because of the number of people involved in the blogger program, we cannot be responsible for books that are lost or damaged in the mail. We are also unable to resend books to reviewers should their address have been incorrect at the time of the mailing.

I’ve moved. How do I update my mailing address?
Re-enter your information in the sign-up form. We will then take that information and update your account in our system.

I’ve changed emails. How do I update my email address?
Our blogger program creates accounts based on email address. So each new email address needs to have a new account created with it. If you have a new email address, please re-enter your information in the sign-up form.

I was sent a NetGalley widget, but I can’t download it to my particular device, or I am having another technical problem. What should I do?
If something has gone wrong with the NetGalley widget, it is almost always a problem with your account or device, and not something we have the ability to fix or address from our end. NetGalley has a great troubleshooting resource that will walk you through most of the problems you will encounter. You can search for an answer to your particular question there. If that doesn’t help, please contact NetGalley.

Can I request more books to review?
Yes, you may request more than one book. However, please only request the amount you are reasonably able to review. If you are consistently requesting books and not posting reviews, you will be unsubscribed from the program.

Should I post about my review on social media?
Yes, please! Use the hashtag #RevellReads and tag us @RevellBooks. We love hearing from you!