The FTC will require that writers on the Web clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products.
I am posting this disclosure as an all encompassing disclaimer, and will not be posting a disclosure on every post.
The ProductI receive items to review from various suppliers, publishers, and authors for free or a discounted price. To see where I received a specific book, go to my reviews and find the item. The source is listed beside it in parentheses.
After I review them, the items I receive are used as prizes for giveaways, given to my local library , brought to my used book store, or kept in my own collection.
The ReviewEverything posted on this blog is my opinion (save guest posts, guest reviews, and interviews). I always post my 100% honest opinion. A review is not influenced by the fact that I received a free/discounted item, nor do I ever change my reviews based on seller/supplier requests (If a seller does contact me and ask me to change my review, I do include that in the review, but it does not change my opinions at all).
I am a Christian (Baptist, nondenominational) so my general world-view is different than many people. My faith may or may not influence my review, depending on the book (example: it won’t influence YA fiction, but will influence a self-help or parenting book.).
The BlogI reserve the right to post whatever I want about whatever I review on this blog, because of my rights as a U.S. Citizen, which include Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press.
I reserve the right to post a negative review.
I reserve the right not to review a book I requested or received.
I reserve the right to post a blog post that has nothing to do with books on this blog.
For more information or for questions, please contact me.
Haley V. Mathiot