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

Books sent to me are not guaranteed reviews on my site. 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.

Due to a busy schedule — reviewing books is not a paying job for me — it may take me longer than a month to read or review your book. I sincerely apologize. Please, exercise patience.

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

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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