About Fantasy Book Review plus contact and submission details
Welcome to the Fantasy Book Review about us and contact details page. Here you will find the best way to get in touch with us and a little information on the site’s foundation and ethics.
Last update: April 10, 2013
We will never be able to keep up with the demand for reviews. It’s that simple. But we do try extremely hard to cover as many titles as possible, and not just from the major publishers but also from the independently and self-published. Please feel free to email a book’s details through to firstname.lastname@example.org and your email will be visible to a number of the site’s reviewers. Hopefully it will appeal and they will get back in touch for a review copy. We can guarantee that every email will be read but unfortunately we are not able to reply to every submission. Can you please include the following information in all emails:
Review copy formats available (Paperback, ebook, PDF etc…):
Target audience (Adult, young-adult, child):
Web link for further information:
The Scratch My Back Scheme
On two occasions we trialled a scheme whereby authors anonymously read and reviewed each other’s work. While this led to excellent reviews and allowed us to cover more titles the amount of work involved in organisation, the difficulties that arose from negative reviews, and the failure of a small number to fulfil their obligations left us with no alternative but to put a stop to the scheme. There is little likelihood of the scheme being run again in the future.
Contacting Fantasy Book Review
Enquiries: If you have any enquiries please email email@example.com
About Fantasy Book Review
Fantasy Book Review first went live in December 2006 with reviews for JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. These were shortly followed by reviews on Steven Erikson’s A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy and Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea Quartet and the website and its traffic began to slowly but surely gain momentum.
The site’s design was, to be kind, rather basic (please see original logo below) but with the help of a graphic designer it has become a lot easier on the eye.
Why fantasy books?
It is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when I subconsciously decided that the fantasy genre would be where I would spend most of my reading time. Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree books form my first memories of being captivated by something that was out of the ordinary and I also have fond remembrances of Joan D Vinge’s Ladyhawke.
And then came The Lord of the Rings.
Nothing can compare to reading THAT book for the first time, it was a magical experience that has seldom (but fortunately not ever) been experienced again. If pushed I would have to say that David Eddings, JRR Tolkien and David Gemmell were the authors that turned me into a fully fledged fantasy-fan.
One of the best things about running a site such as this is that I have read books by authors I would probably not have come across otherwise. We try to cover all bases, reviewing publications varying from the self-published to bestsellers from the major houses. A quick look at the Top 100 will no doubt result in many viewing books that they have already read, or have at least heard of, but there are also quite a few there that most would may not have heard of, little gems that appeared out of nowhere. I think these books are what being a reviewer is all about and I am currently putting together a section that will highlight these very books.
How it works
All books are read, reviewed, categorised and awarded a rating between 0 and 10. These ratings then determine who and what appears in the list of the Top 100 Fantasy Books. At time of writing the number of books that have been read and reviewed stands at well over 1,000.
A special thank you must go out to all the reviewers who have spent so much of their own personal time reading and reviewing books. Without these saints Fantasy Book Review would be a much poorer place.
I hope you enjoy reading the reviews on this site as much as we have enjoyed writing them.
Lee, Fantasy Book Review