Matthew Wayne Selznick Review Policy
I don’t regularly do reviews of books, music, films, software or other media for publication on this site. If you are still interested in having me review your thing, here are some guidelines:
- Use the Contact Page to solicit the review.
- I’m unlikely to accept tangible copies of books, music, films, or software. Digital copies are strongly preferred.
- Receipt or acceptance of an item does not guarantee that I will write a review.
- I am under no obligation to provide a positive review. You should have no expectations in that regard.
- Receipt or acceptance of an item does not guarantee I will write a review before a certain date.
- If I write a review, it will likely be published on this site, not on a review or social networking site.
Matthew Wayne Selznick Blurb Policy
I interpret a blurb as a short, positive quote to appear on the cover or in the front pages of a book. If you’re asking me for a blurb, you must place some value on my name and my endorsement, and I appreciate that very much. I enjoy the opportunity to endorse creative content that I believe deserves a wide audience.
I understand that blurbs often have deadlines attached, since they typically appear on book covers or interior pages, or in marketing material. To balance your deadline with my time and other responsibilities, please provide the material in question at least six weeks before you need the blurb back from me. As with reviews, I prefer a digital copy.
When requesting the blurb, please indicate where you intend to use it. For example: on the front cover, back cover, on the inside front cover, or in front pages. If the blurb is for marketing materials, please likewise explain the nature of the materials and whether the blurb will be in use for a limited time or not (and, if so, the date range the blurb will be used.)
When I take the time to review your materials and to provide you with a positive, complimentary blurb, I do so with the understanding that it will be used in the fashion you’ve indicated. If you don’t think you’ll use a blurb I provide, please do not ask me for one.