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Frequently Asked Questions

NEWSLETTER

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  • How can I as an author or publisher send you a copy of a book for possible promotional give-a-ways and/or possible review for a feature?
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  • REVIEWS & RATINGS

  • How can I submit a book title to Candy Covered Books?
  • What is the methodology for defining whether a review receives a sweet or sour rating?
  • What is the Average Rating?
  • How is the Average Rating calculated?


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  • How can I as an author or publisher send you a copy of a book for possible promotional give-a-ways and/or possible review for a feature?
  • If you would like to send us a copy of your book for possible feature or book give-a-way, simply send the book(s) to the address below. Upon approval, we will let you know if and when the book will be featured.

    Candy Covered Books
    1414 Palm Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94402

  • How can I advertise on Candy Covered Books?
  • Use our contact us form to let us know you are interested. We will contact you shortly.


  • If I advertise on Candy Covered Books, does that mean I wonít be covered editorially?
  • No, we maintain an extremely strict line between editorial and advertising. Whether you advertise with us makes no difference to us. We write about what we like, what we think our subscribers will like, and what we think will cause a buzz.


  • How are reviews selected and gathered?
  • We gather reviews from a set pool of online sources by either checking their sites or having them submit them to us.


  • How can I submit a book title to Candy Covered Books?
  • If you find a title you would like to see on our site, first please check that the book isn't already here. Next, make sure that the title is available on www.amazon.com. If the title is available, then copy the URL for the book and send it to us at books@candycoveredbooks.com.


  • What is the methodology for defining whether a review receives a sweet or sour rating?
  • We take into account word choice, rating (if any), tone, and who is the critic in determining whether the review is positive or negative. "Wishy-washy" reviews are usually given sour reviews because if the critic is not confident enough to give it an implied recommendation, then why should we. A characteristic quote is taken from each review and a link to the full review is added so that readers can determine for themselves whether to spend their valuable time with the particular book.


  • What is the Average Rating?
  • The Average Rating is an average of all the individual critics scores, based on a 1-10 scale.
    A good review is denoted by a sweet watermelon
    A bad review is denoted by a sour lemon


  • How is the Average Rating calculated?
  • Each critic's review is rated on a 1-10 scale on how highly they recommend the book and then an average is produced based on all of the reviews for that book.


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