Free Review or Evaluation Copies
Energion Publications (including the Enzar Empire Press, EnerPower Press, and eucatastrophe press imprints) is happy to provide free copies of books for evaluation or review. Evaluation copies are for those who are considering using the book for small groups, classes, church programs, college/university classes, or any other activity that would result in the sale of multiple copies. We understand the difficulties of shopping for books online. Review copies are for those who plan to write a review for publication, either in traditional print media or on a blog, social media, or retail site.
We ask that you check carefully the books you want to evaluate. In many cases we offer online previews of our books so that you can do a preliminary evaluation before you choose books to review for possible use. We also welcome your e-mail request (email@example.com), or your phone call (850-525-3916). We’ll be happy to discuss materials and then arrange to send you the necessary evaluation copies.
Energion Publications appreciates and wants to encourage the online community created through blogging and social media. We encourage bloggers to request review copies of books that interest you. We do not have a minimum requirement regarding the size of your blog or the extent of your social media presence.
There are a few requirements:
1) Request your book by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). We do not use an automated system. You can request e-mail notifications of new releases in the same e-mail. We do not use automated e-mail lists, but we do have personally maintained lists by special request. You may also choose to use our Review Copy Request Form.
2) New reviewers should request one book at a time. Once you’ve established a relationship with us, you can feel free to request more.
3) Review each book you receive. We hesitate to place demands on reviews, but we do request that you write a serious review, whether that review is positive or negative. “This is a great book. I loved it!” is as useless to your readers as “This is a horrible book. I hated it!” You received a free review copy. Tell people why you loved it, hated it, or felt apathetic toward it.
4) Let us know when you review the book and provide a link. We’ll link to you.
5) Indicate in your review that you received a free copy. This isn’t just a matter of publicizing our review program. It meets FTC requirements, and it’s also simple integrity. People should know of any motivation you have to adjust your review.
Finally, while we emphasize reviews of more recent titles, we are still willing to send out review copies of older titles as well. Feel free to look at our entire catalog and make your requests.