Rules & Guidelines for Authors

Authors who wish to use Booksprout to obtain reviews on their books should adhere to the following Rules & Guidelines. We may take action against any account found to be in violation of these rules.

Supply the full story, not a teaser

Reviewers need the full story in order to write a proper review. Supplying a teaser, preview, or portion of a book or boxed set is not allowed.

Don't supply one story from a boxed set

If your story is part of a boxed set, only post it for review if you can supply the ENTIRE boxed set. Supplying only one story from a boxed set or collection violates our rule to supply the full book.

Attempting to manipulate reviews is strictly prohibited

Under no circumstances should you ask a reviewer to change their review just because you don't agree with it. They are entitled to their own opinion and Booksprout is all about honest reviews.

If you believe that their review is unjust, we provide a feature to block a reviewer from obtaining future copies.

If you believe that their review is against our Reviewer Rules & Guidelines, please contact our support team at [email protected].

No harvesting emails 

When a reviewer joins your team, their email address might be exposed to you only for use in your own records should you wish to cross reference with your own review team. They did not agree to signup to your newsletter or receive any other correspondence from you. Please respect that.

No threats

If you're found to be threatening reviewers for any reason, your account will be removed immediately.

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