Editorial & Review

Editorial Policy:

The views expressed in the articles and reviews on Shiny New Books are those of their authors, and not of Shiny New Books itself.

If you would like to use a short quotation from any article or review on Shiny New Books, please credit the Shiny New Books website, the item’s author and link back to the original page.

For extended quotes (over 100 words) or to explore syndication of an article or review we may charge a fee. Please contact us to discuss this at info@shinynewbooks.co.uk

We are an independent review site. We love independent bookshops, and encourage our readers to support them wherever possible.

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Review Policy:

Publishers and authors please note: 

  • We are primarily a book recommendations site, so we only publish reviews of titles we have enjoyed reading. 
  • We aim to achieve a balance between genres, types and subjects of books featured and to distribute reviews amongst publishers.
  • For these reasons, we cannot cover every title we are offered for review, however, please accept our sincere thanks for any materials and books supplied to us.
  • We do not generally publish reviews of new titles in advance of their UK print publication dates, and go back typically up to six months for fiction titles / longer for non-fiction.
  • We are sorry, but at this time, we are not accepting self-published books or e-book only format publications for review.

If you have any questions please contact us at  info@shinynewbooks.co.uk

Review for us:

Shiny New Books is a recommendations site run by readers for readers – and we’re keen to have more reviewers involved. If you have an interest in newly published fiction, non-fiction, and reprints, and would like to write for us, then we’d love you to get in touch.  You can contact us at: info@shinynewbooks.co.uk

If you have a blog, insta or goodreads account then send us a link – otherwise send us an example or two of your writing, if possible. Please note:

  • Shiny New Books is self-funded, (with no income except via affiliate links which pay for our web-hosting) so cannot pay for contributions. We can usually arrange for review copies (print or e-books) to be sent from publishers.
  • Our house style is very simple – for a review, we request a minimum of 500 words (incl a quote or two, but no parroting of blurbs), no maximum. That’s it essentially! Check out our reviewers to get a feel.
  • We only review books we can recommend – typically 4 stars+ or 3+ with niggles explained.
  • The Shiny Editors reserve the right to edit all content (done with a very light hand) before posting. Major corrections will be agreed with the post author.
  • We’re very happy for you to use your review on your sites/accounts too (ideally rejigged for Google-search purposes), but request we publish first in general.

If we think you may be a good match for us, we’d love to hear from you!