GeekeryDo

Review Policies

*Updated: September 20, 2014* *Subject to Change*

This is your go-to page to see whether or not you should contact me about reviewing something. I'll review books and comics/manga, iOS games, PC games on Steam, and more.

Book Review Requests:

Requests are open! Please make sure you're able to give me some time in advance though, and of course, now that I'm settled in in Japan, eBooks are going to be the most convenient format. If you still want to send me a hard copy, I'll accept it, but it's definitely easier to just send me a file. I'm also on Edelweiss and Netgalley.

On Genre:

I'm cool with creative nonfiction, fantasy, science fiction, memoirs and more, so it's hard for me to give you a super strict genre list. What I will say is that if your book is horror I probably won't be into it. I'm not too familiar with romance, though I'm not against reading that. The best way to see if your book is a fit for me is to just browse through the archives a bit (comics and books) and see what I've been enjoying.

Also, reading level isn't an issue, so if your book is MG, YA, etc. it's also good to go.

As for comics, I'm into capes and heroes, but I'm also really into slice-of-life and almost everything in-between. Lately I've been on a bit of a steampunk kick, but yeah, like with prose above, I really shy away from horror.

Format:

I own a Kindle, so if you're doing the eBook thing for review copy distribution, please try and get it to me in .mobi format. If you absolutely can't get a Kindle format eBook to me, I'll take a .pdf. I'm also fine with hard copies, and with author permission I'll probably give it away to a reader!

Extra Notes:

I love chatting with and interviewing people. When you send me a book review request, also state whether you'd be willing to answer a few questions from me. I'll include it in a separate post from the book review itself.

If your book is part of a series and isn't the first title, make sure I've read the stuff that's already available. If  I haven't, I ask that you provide the titles that came before the most recent one.

Include a picture of the book cover in full colors (unless it's in black-and-white, of course) with your file if you're sending me an ecopy.


Gaming and otherwise:

Want me to review a game? My favorite kind of PC games are puzzle/adventure and RPGs. Stuff like Final Fantasy series, Monkey Island series, Limbo (reviewed), Trine (reviewed), Mario Bros. series and Zelda Series (see my review of Skyward Sword) are the model after which you can decide whether your game is right for me. Besides these, I enjoy stuff like Dead Space and Left4Dead2, so go figure.

As with the book review guidelines, I'll also state here that I don't really have any strict genre guidelines for the kind of games I'll play. Convince me I should play your game. My Steam ID is Chiiana and for iOS gaming, see my UDID below. I also play on PS3 and 3DS, though region-locking might be an issue for the latter since I'm currently in Japan.

My UDID (iPad2): 7123f569f550a0a6a28e6c5d4f3f5fc82f20a0cc


Extra Notes for Everyone:

I do not ask for nor accept monetary compensation for reviews, positive or otherwise. I'll gladly accept the review copy, and maybe even an additional copy or two to give away, and other promotional materials, but I will not accept any kind of bribery or compensation. Most of the books, games and others reviewed on GeekeryDo are purchased by myself for my own enjoyment. At the bottom of each of my reviews, if applicable, I'll point readers to where they can purchase what I review via affiliate links.

Ready to make your request? Here's the contact form:

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