Wondering about submitting a novel to Discovering Diamonds
for possible review?
Thank you for thinking about submitting a novel to Discovering Diamonds for possible review.
we now only receive e-versions that are suitable for a KINDLE device
- mobi or professionally produced PDF/ARC files
important information: although epub or KPF files now have to be used to
initially upload and PUBLISH a book via Amazon KDP, these files will NOT load to a Kindle device. If you wish to send a Kindle compatible copy to Discovering Diamonds (or any reviewer or friends and family!) you must continue to use a MOBI format version.
If it isn't in a mobi or PDF format it will NOT load to a Kindle.
We PREFER a mobi format where possible as PDF files do not always upload well to a Kindle, and this could affect a potential review.
We do not accept LINKS to book collection sites or E-PUB files
If the file you send is not compatible to a Kindle it will be automatically rejected.
Send e-files to our submissions address,
PLEASE MARK THE SUBJECT LINE AS
BOOK TITLE AND AUTHOR (failure to do say may result in rejection of your book)
- We accept indie or traditionally published books of Historical Fiction of any sub-genre: i.e historical romance, thriller, timeslip etc. (‘Historical’ means at least 75% must be set pre 1953
- Send a final version e-file... Incorrect formatting, too many typos/ errors in an unedited file will result in your book being rejected without being read.
Send an e-file to our submission address Submission.DDrevs@sent.com
Thank you, we look forward to receiving your novel.
mark the subject line :
Discovering Diamonds Submissions
include in the text
* BOOK TITLE
* AUTHOR NAME
(if different from author name)
Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you
FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT E-BOOKS
"We are not here as technical arbiters but as book reviewers who need simple common standards to judge how easy the book as a product is to use."
All books have to be fully published and the version submitted has to be the published version, not a proof or intermediate edition. The only exceptions are PDF ARC versions from established publishing houses.
We require correctly formatted, readable, files - mobis (for Kindle) Incorrectly formatted files create incorrectly formatted ebooks. Issues such as double line spaces between paragraphs, page numbers in the middle of a 'page' etc.
We expect to receive, read, and review the same book as any reader who may potentially purchase the novel.
Cover design will be taken into consideration - poorly designed covers do not indicate quality reading.