Once reading devices added color to their abilities, illustrated children's e-books have became a reality. And the niche is exploding! Unfortunately, the quality of the picture e-books can be hit and miss. As a children's book author, a free-lance editor, an experienced advertising marketer, and a mother, Valerie Harmon decided she'd highlight the best children's picture e-books and do her part to lift the quality within the niche. If you have a children's picture e-book for her/her team's review, please read and follow her guidelines below.
1. Harmon will ONLY review fully-illustrated children's picture e-books. PLEASE do not ask her to review books from any other genre. If you are looking for reviews in a different genre, check out The Kindle Book Review or The Indie View.
2. Please submit your book with this form: https://forms.gle/4P9dbkdcbrMWarJQ8. Note: You will need a PDF version of your book, and (optionally) links to your website, GoodReads book and author/illustrator pages, Amazon book and author/illustrator pages, and Facebook page (for your book/author, not personal), as well as a one paragraph biography (and images) about the author (and illustrator if desired).
3. These are Harmon's rules of reviewing:
A. She and her reviewing team is under no obligation to review your book.
B. They review it for free, and give a fair and honest review.
C. They will NOT review a book that they feels rates below a 3. Please remember literature is subjective. The Reviewing team will rate the book according to their opinion. If they don't connect with it, believe the book needs work, and/or is not eligible for a 3-star rating or higher, they are not required to write a review.You may agree or disagree, but remember, in submitting your book you are asking for their opinion.
This is the rating system they use:
5 Stars – Great illustrations and great storyline, they could see this book in a bookstore.
4 Stars – A great read, but not big publisher quality.
3 Stars - A decent book. They'd recommend it but there were a few flaws (storyline issues, distracting typos, average illustrations).
2 stars and under –WE DO NOT WRITE REVIEWS UNDER 3 STARS.
D. The team might review the book on this blog (if it's 4 or 5 stars). Harmon reviews 3 stars and up on Amazon (for The Kindle Book Review). She often links her blog reviews to The Indie View. She also reviews for The Reader's Favorite.
F. If your book is about farting or burping, the team is not interested in reading it or reviewing it. They also reserve the right to not review your book if they don't feel it is a good fit. Remember, reviewing and rating is subjective.
Want to review children's ebooks too? Lives change, and sometimes there's an opening on our review team. If you would like to join this Children's eBook Review Team, then fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Yc9gH32MiKVJLJCfA.