book reviews
BookLoons Policy
BookLoons opened in Fall 2000 as a place for people to connect to books of interest to them.  This site is against censorship and book banning.  Reviewers read all the books described in Shelves and Reviews.  However, Excerpt blurbs are based on the publisher's description of a book.

We are always interested in receiving review copies of published books. To send one, please contact the Editor for a mailing address (and see note below on Review Copy Submission). We usually publish a review within a few weeks of receipt of a book.  Our Reviewers are individuals from all walks of life, who love to read and have been enthusiastically sampling their favorite genres for decades.  Each review, along with the rating assigned to a book, is an expression of the Reviewer's individual opinion. 

BookLoons is associated with Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.  This makes it easy to order a new or used book after reading about it.  BookLoons does not take or process your order. This is done by Amazon and you pay exactly the same whether the order initiates through BookLoons or on the Amazon sites.  However, if you start the order from BookLoons, Amazon pays a referral fee, which helps us to add content to the site.

Privacy Policy

BookLoons does not sell your personal information or share it with other people or companies. The single exception is that we provide a contest winner's address to a book publisher, in the case that the latter sends the prize directly to the winner. 

Addresses (email and snail mail) that are submitted for entry in a contest, or email addresses provided for a newsletter subscription are used only for those purposes, that is to contact winners and to email newsletters.

Teen subscribers to BookLoons Teens eNews are asked to obtain their parents' permission before signing up; they can Unsubscribe at any time.

We occasionally post emails of general interest in Letters to the Editor, with the first name of the sender shown; whenever you email us, let us know if you do not want comments posted.

As is the case for most web sites, the server which hosts BookLoons collects information like date and time of visits, and the Internet addresses from which the site is accessed. We look at summary statistics in order to understand trends like peak times, daily hits, and review popularity, and to fine tune the site. Individuals are not identified.

We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Review Copy Submission

We often receive queries about review copies. If you would like to submit for review a book that is not published by one of the major publishers, then we need a paperback or hardcover (though enthusiastic about the potential of e-book readers, we're not equipped to review electronic formats). We also need to look at an online excerpt, so that reviewers can determine whether or not the book interests them.

If you have any questions about this policy, or wish to send us a book for review, please contact  Hilary Williamson (Editor@bookloons.com).