Review Policy


Please check the status in red above to see if I am currently open for requests before proceeding.

I currently only accept requests for YA and Middle-Grade books. In regard to series, I will read only in sequential order. No physical books. I only accept kindle books and PDF. Please note that review time for PDFs may be longer due to the format. I also accept digital ARCs.

*** I will accept indie / self-published books if both the editing and the cover are of professional standards. I reserve the right to turn down a review request if the book is not to my preference. Acceptance of a book does not guarantee a review.

I accept YA and Middle-Grade books only.

Rating System:


Had me at hello = 5 Star
Ticks most boxes = 4 Star
Worth the read = 3 Star
Not for me = 2 Star
Hard pass = 1 Star

Contact me at cbybookclub at gmail dot com with your book request. Please submit the following:

1. Book Synopsis, Genre and Amazon link.
2. If you're offering a digital ARC, please state the publication date and submit a sample in the body of the email.

Due to the number of emails I recieve each day, I cannot respond to all review requests, therefore, I will only respond to requests I'm interested in.  Please do not send your books to me unless I have requested it. If I am interested in reading your book, I will endeavour to respond within two weeks of receiving your review request. Acceptance of a book does not guarantee a review.

I will do my best to have the review published within one to three months upon receiving the book, though it may occasionally take a bit longer. This is an estimate, not a guarantee.

Contest Policy

For giveaway providers:
Provider should send prize(s) directly to winner.

Provider will be emailed winner(s) information upon their winning for the purpose of prize distribution only.

Contests will be promoted on my website, my social media sites, (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and in my daily newsletter.

Prizes may include but are not limited to books, digital devices, gift cards or services for my followers.

For giveaway entrants:
Giveaways are open to those age 13 and older or with parental permission.

Winner(s) will be contacted via email. They have 48 hours to claim the prize. If they do not respond to claim their prize within that time frame, a new winner will be chosen.

Book prizes may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the author/publisher.

Personal information will never be shared.

I reserve the right to end a giveaway early without notice or prolong if I deem it necessary.

I reserve the right to disqualify an entry.

CBY is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Before you enter, please make sure to check out the guidelines and rules of each contest.


This policy is valid from 24 July 2020.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued new rules that went into effect on December 1, 2009. These rules state that product reviewers on blogs must disclose whether they received review products for free or received monetary payment for such reviews.

Payment is never accepted in exchange for a book review on CBY. My book reviews are my honest opinion and I am not paid for them. The receipt of ARCs or Free Review Copies in no way influences or has an impact on the opinions expressed in the book reviews posted on CBY sites.

Some of the links in my blog posts contain “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact cbybookclub at gmail dot com.

CBY accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, however, the compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this blog.

All advertising is is in the form of advertisements generated by CBY. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The owners of this blog are not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for my advertisements, I always give my honest opinion, findings, beliefs or experiences on those topics or products.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the owner(s). Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

More Long Boring Stuff That I Want to Fully Disclose to You…

Affiliate Programs & Amazon Store
I am a member of a few affiliate programs (See here). I really enjoy Amazon’s program, mainly because I *love* to shop with trusted sellers on Amazon. Thank you so much if you’ve shopped via my affiliate links!

Amazon Affiliate
CBY is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. Amazon was an easy pick for me, because I already love to shop there from my trusted retailers to take advantage of their great shipping deals!

I occasionally share links to products that I use and love as a service to my readers. Purchases made through these links are going to be the exact same pricing you’d normally pay on Amazon, but by using the affiliate link, a very small percent of each purchase is paid to my blog. It’s a win-win! I can show you exactly which products I like and use, and you can help support CBY without it costing you any extra pennies. Thank you!

Please know that you are under no obligation to buy anything from my site. If you’re not into Amazon, then no pressure from me at all. I can’t be responsible for any interaction you might have with Amazon or their sellers. I can tell you that their customer service has always been stellar for any issues I’ve had in the past.

Product Reviews and Sponsored Posts
I love to share books that I read. Frequently, I share items here just because I like the book with no compensation or knowledge from the publishers or authors.

I work with authors and publishers to review their product or I’m paid to promote their work. I promise that I will always tell you when that is the case. I only enter into these agreements if it’s *genuinely* a product I use and enjoy. You have my word that the opinions I express here are genuine and honest, and all the way mine.

This website contains links to other websites.  Each site will have their own unique privacy policy. This privacy policy applies solely to and is not transferable or implied to any other sites that may link from this one.

I currently work with authors and publishers to place ads.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for

If you require any more information or have any questions about my privacy policy, please feel free to contact me via email at cbybookclub at gmail dot com.

At, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to me. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by and how it is used.

The internet is a great place but please still use common sense. My readers/viewers have to be responsible in sharing personal information. Please proceed with caution among all sites linked with CBY Book Club (and all other websites on the internet). I will do my best to keep out spammers and unwanted guests, however there is only so much I can do. The rest is up to the readers/viewers.

Some great information pertaining to children’s online protection:

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Information Collected by CBY
At CBY Book Club, I do not usually collect personal information, but I cannot guard against others taking email or other identifying information from the comments section of this website or other affiliated websites.

CBY Book Club is not directed to children under the age of 13. I do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from anyone under 13.

I urge parents to instruct their children never to give out their real names, addresses or phone numbers without parental permission when using the Internet.

If a reader/viewer wins a contest on my website, I will request a physical address to which the prize will be sent (if the prize is a physical item). If you are under 13, your parent will have to confirm and provide the address. (I have no way of confirming your age, so I am expecting everyone to be honest). No one’s address will be shared or distributed in any way, not rented or sold, nor is it kept on file. Once the prize has been mailed/sent, all addresses are deleted/trashed.

All contests winners are announced on this website. None of the viewer/reader’s personal information will be posted in the contest announcement, beyond your first name or username. If you have any discrepancies with this arrangement, please specify so in the contest entry form or contest comments.

I recommend that you only use your first name or screen name when using the comments on my website and/or entering a contest or giveaway.

Please read my Contest Policy.

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