Recommendation Policy

Story Snug mainly recommends picture books and early chapter books although we are now reviewing books for pre-teens. The blog is written primarily for expats with a view to recommending books for those people who don’t have the opportunity to browse English books in bookshops or libraries. My daughter and I recommend books rather than review them so that our blog followers know that when a book is on the blog we have personally read and enjoyed it.

The books that we recommend are a mix from our own collection, the library or books that publishers, traditionally published authors and illustrators or PR companies have sent us, all views and opinions are our own. Should a book on the blog come from a source other than our own collection or the library we are happy to acknowledge that source.

Thank you to all the publishers and PR companies that currently email us about books. I appreciate your interest and support and enjoy working with you. We very much enjoy reading the books you send and would love to feature all of them but unfortunately time constraints and other commitments don’t always make that possible.

Due to changes in circumstances (it’s been a funny old year!) I have had to reduce the number of blogposts I write each month. I am also finding it difficult to respond to the increasing number of emails that I receive so if you self publish or write anything other than children’s books I’m sorry that I can’t reply. Time pressures mean that I will only respond to those requests that I feel will be a good fit for Story Snug and our interests. I can’t always reply to emails immediately, especially during school holidays when the time that I have for blogging is greatly reduced.

Depending on time commitments and the time of year it can take a while after we read a book for a recommendation to be posted. We are very appreciative of all the books that we receive but prefer to write a smaller number of quality recommendations than rush to recommend a large number.

Stay well and thank you to all those of you who support Story Snug!

Catherine

September 2020