Review & Promotion Policy

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While I deeply enjoy books, I have to admit that I am partial to certain genres. So, if you’re considering sending me an Advanced Readers Copy of your book, kindly take note of the information below:

Review Policy

Please note: I am currently NOT accepting books for review without monetary compensation.

FOR PAID REVIEWS: Depending on how much I enjoyed a title, I will either not post about it OR rave about it on Twitter, on Goodreads, on my blog or on all three platforms.

While I am especially interested in contemporary Children’s books — picture books, middle grade, YA — books by women and books by authors of African descent, I do not enjoy fantasy, books with magical realism or supernatural elements and erotica. As such, I do not accept those titles for review.

Finally, please, always send full information about your book in your email. You may find the format below of assistance:



Name of Author:


Date to be published:


At this time, I prefer to receive electronic ARCs.


Afoma Umesi offers a variety of promotional content on this blog and in my newsletter, including sponsored posts, cover reveals, paid book reviews, and sidebar advertising. If you’re interested in promoting a forthcoming or backlist title, please contact me at Advertising options start at $35 for authors.

I am also open to promoting products and services (as in this post). If you’re a company or organization who would like to work with me, please send me an email at

Why Promote on Afoma Umesi?

Each month, the blog gets at least 10,000 unique visitors and over 20,000 overall views, 90% of which are US-based readers. Teachers and librarians regularly return to this blog for book lists and reviews.

Please note that as much as I am excited about supporting brands and authors, I will only promote books and products that I like and think would be a good fit for my audience. Thank you for understanding.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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