How do I get my book reviewed by your fabulous staff?
Well, thank you for the compliment. Those always help smooth the path. And chocolate. But really, we don’t need any more chocolate. Our hips are proof of that. So here’s what you do. Drop an email to Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the information on your book. She’ll help you get your book into the hands (and minds) of our very fabulous staff.
Are you looking for more reviewers?
We are always on the hunt for intelligent, well spoken people who like to read literature for women and then share their opinions. If you’re interested, send Lori a note at email@example.com and be sure to include a sample of your writing.
Can I buy advertising on your site?
Of course! We always love to be able to buy groceries and your advertising dollars help us do that. (Our families are appreciative too.) If you’d like to buy advertising, Jill is our guru of all things advertising. You can send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll be more than happy to supply you with our ad rates or come up with a promotional package specifically designed to meet your needs. We understand tight budgets. We’ll work with you.
I was reading one of your reviews and snorted coffee through my nose when I laughed. How can I get the stain out of my slacks?
Dampen a towel and add about a teaspoon of baking soda to it. Work the baking soda into the fabric before rinsing it with clean water. And we’re sorry. But really, we’re glad you laughed. Can’t say we didn’t warn ya.
Why do you have ratings like PG or PG-13 at the bottom of each review?
At Radiant Lit, we care about what you read. We may laugh and make jokes about our opinions, but we’re very serious in our commitment to provide you with the best information and reviews possible. With that in mind, we want to be sure that we don’t recommend something that would make you feel uncomfortable with its content.
For that reason we’ve adopted the same ratings system that the MPAA* has put into place. These ratings will be based on each individual’s perception and interpretation once they’ve read the book. The ratings are each individual’s opinions and not the opinions of Radiant Lit or any other organization, publisher, author, publicist or book that we might be rating. We trust that you will treat these as the opinions and guidelines that they are and use your own discretion in choosing which books you will read.
For more information on MPAA ratings so you can understand our system better, please visit http://www.mpaa.org/ratings/what-each-rating-means.
Is Radiant Lit a Christian website?
Yes. We created Radiant Lit to encourage women of faith in their walk and help them find quality reading and entertainment that will line up with their values. You can see our Statement of Beliefs here.
If you’re a Christian site, why are there some reviews of books that aren’t Christian?
There are two reasons for that. One, we haven’t always only covered Christian books. When we first started out, we covered a variety of books that women might read. Recently with our acquisition of Fiction Addict, we’ve decided to move our focus to Christian books here at Radiant Lit, and all types of books at Fiction Addict.
The second reason you will find non-Christian books here at Radiant Lit is because of our Radiant Young Adults (Make this a link to RYA) program. We put this into place to not only help young adult readers find excellent books that would line up with Christian values, but also to help parents know what other books are out there and what those books include in them. That way if you’re a parent of a teen and your teen wants to read a certain book, we hope you’ll be able to use Radiant Lit to find out what’s in that book first. If you’re a teen and you’re hearing a lot about some books that are out there, we also hope you’ll be able to find out from our YA reading team whether you’d like the book – and also if it’s the kind of book you want to read or not.
Do you review self-published books?
Yes and no. We will review books that have been self-published by already established authors. (Like Lisa T. Bergren and Travis Thrasher have recently done.) If, however, an author has not already published the ‘traditional’ route, we’ll be less likely to cover their book. It stinks, but the reality is that we’re inundated with tons and tons and tons of requests to read and review books every day as it is. We just can’t handle that kind of load and right now, it’s too hard to pick and choose.
*Note: Some parents might have different standards than we do. We will always note our concerns or issues in our reviews so be sure that you read the reviews carefully before giving the books to your kids.
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