About Literary Flits

"I swear, every time I come on here I find a book that'll never cross my path otherwise. :D And that's a good thing."
Now in its second year, Literary Flits - so named because I read so many books it seems like I flit from one to the next - is the home of Stephanie Jane book reviews. They were starting to overwhelm my lifestyle blog! I post all my new reviews here interspersed with previously published reviews transferred over. I suggest a book a day for your reading consideration, promoting a wide variety of literature from all corners of the world.


Get involved with the Literary Flits project
1: If you have already read my posted book of the day, feel welcome to tap out your thoughts - or your own review link - in the post's Comments section. I'd love to get your opinion! Or if the book is new to you, please consider clicking through an affiliate link to buy a copy. All proceeds from book sales go towards continuing Literary Flits.
2: Do you have a book review or two you'd like to share? If so, I love to post Guest Reviews. Please scroll right down the page for more details of what to send and how to get in touch.


Want me to promote and/or review your book?
I love to promote most genres of writing, especially from global writers, small presses and indie authors. If you would like me to read and publicly review your work, please feel welcome to get in touch. My best contact methods are to email me or message via Goodreadsmy Facebook page or via Twitter. Ebooks in pdf format are preferred. I usually have quite a backlog so don't accept every submission, but for those synopses that intrigue me, I usually require 4-6 weeks reading time. I will also ask for a Guest Review contribution - this isn't obligatory, but it's always interesting to see which books authors rate.

If you can't wait that long, why not request a Spotlight Post for your book? These include synopsis, purchase links and my usual social media promotion, with additional author info in lieu of a review. Spotlight posts are particularly effective in conjunction with a Giveaway which I can host for you or I can time your Spotlight to coincide with your own Goodreads / Amazon / other Giveaway. Spotlight posts are priced at £2.50 each and payment needs to be made by PayPal prior to the blog post date.
You could Win a Spotlight Post too! Follow me on Twitter and RT the pinned tweet. I will pick one lucky winner each month and feature their chosen book (which can be their own!) in a Spotlight. The only restrictions are that the cover shouldn't be too 'adult' and the book cannot already have been blogged here.

Alternatively take advantage of my £10 a month Advertiser Spotlight and place your promotional image at the top of the Literary Flits sidebar for everyone to see! There's more information via this link.

"I am so so happy to have found you for your constructive criticism for A Change Of Heart which helped the book become a whole lot better!"
(Mark Benjamin)

Affiliate links to purchase reviewed books
You'll notice up to four of the following purchasing options for each book. All these are affiliate links so, should you buy your own book copy by clicking through, I would get a small percentage of the purchase price. Please? Thank you!

Abebooks facilitates online sales from independent booksellers all over the world, thereby offering new and 'pre-loved' copies of most books that ever made it into print. If the new book sellers don't have a book, Abebooks probably does!
Alibris is another facilitator website and is the largest independently owned and operated marketplace. In business since 1998, they work with independent booksellers across the world and are a good site to try for educational and literary books.
Amazon I think you all will have heard of! The links go to the Amazon.com and the Amazon.co.uk sites respectively.
Kobo is an excellent ebook retailer which offers thousands of titles from mainstream, niche and indie authors. Prices start from Free(!) and downloads are available in several formats for a variety of ereader devices.
Smashwords specialise in self published indie authored ebooks and offer downloads in a variety of formats. Writing quality can be hit and miss, but there are gems to be found.
Speedyhen are based in London and, I think, are the smallest of the new book sellers I link to. They offer free shipping within the UK and excellent customer service.
The Book Depository have a huge selection of  new book titles including lots of indie publishers which is great to see. They offer free shipping internationally so this one's for my worldwide readership.
Waterstones is one of the biggest UK bookstore chains. They often feature author in-store promotions and you can have purchases sent to your local shop if receiving parcels is tricky.


Handmade bookish gifts for sale
Aside from reading, I also love to craft. I sell my handmade literary greetings cards, crochet and woven goods through My Etsy Shop and I'd love for you to click through and take a look! Items include bookmarks and book sleeves that would make great gifts and I've made pretty craft supplies too. (If you're considering opening your own Etsy shop too, click This Link Here and we'll both get 40 free listings!)



Share your book reviews on Literary Flits
I am looking for guest written book reviews for Literary Flits. The books can be any genre (except adult erotica) and from any era and I am especially keen to feature indie books, small press publications and books whose authors are NOT British or American. I want to see what we're reading from the rest of the world! If you think you've got the perfect material to fulfil this request or if you have any questions, my best contact methods are to email me or get in touch via via Goodreadsmy Facebook page or via Twitter.

I'll want a few publishable lines about yourself and/or your blog and, of course, your URL to link back to if you have one. I'll also need the title and author name of the book you're reviewing. Your review can be any length from a couple of good paragraphs up to several hundred words and doesn't have to be exclusive content, but does have to be your own words! You don't need to include a synopsis, but I would like to know why you did (or didn't) like the book and what particularly did (or didn't) work for you. Please try to avoid spoilers.
Your rating should be out of 5 stars, conforming to the following: 5 = superb, 4 = very good, 3 = good, 2 = ok, but flawed, 1 = couldn't bring myself to finish it.


Thank you.

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