Disclosures and Policies


Thank you for visiting Among The Reads!  I hope my reviews and other content are a blessings to you.  According to the Fair Trade Commission I am supposed to provide this information, so here it is.

Affiliate Links

An affiliate link simply means I have a relationship with the seller and if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through to that seller, I will earn a small commission (and when I say small, it really is tiny!) There is no extra cost to you but every little bit helps and allows me to continue running this blog.

Among the Reads participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Barnes and Noble,affiliate program, the Book Depository affiliate program, and various other advertiser’s programs. An affiliate advertising program is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by displaying advertising and linking to retail sites. While I often provide links to books as part of my reviews, author spotlights, and deal alert posts, I will not recommend that you purchase a book or other product just so I can get a percentage back. If I am not wild about a book, you will see that in the review. In deal alert posts, I only share books I have read, books I want to read, books that I have not read, but have read others by the same author, or books that have been highly recommended by trusted friends.  If I have not read a book, I will be sure to make note of that for you. You are always free to decide which books you purchase (if any) and from where you purchase them.

Other links (Goodreads, other retailers, authors, publishers, publicists, etc.) are not affiliate links and will generate no income for me.

Disclosure of Materials Connection – i.e. Free Books I receive

I request and receive complimentary books (ebooks, paperbacks, Advance Reader Copies – ARCs) from publishers, authors, and/or publicity groups. Which is a great way to get books to review.  Regardless of how I obtain each title, I will provide my own honest opinion and I am not in any way required to present positive reviews, nor any review. If I was required to do so, I would not participate in the program.  In each review, I will indicate the source if the book is a complimentary copy. Otherwise, it is from my personal collection or borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, the library, etc.

I do not receive any type of payment for giving reviews.  (Wouldn’t it be nice to be paid to read books!)


All written and photographic content on AmongTheReads.net (with the exception of content directly from the publisher or author) is the property of Among the Reads and may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion. The only exception is sharing the entire blog post via social media and/or quoting portions of the post when it is shared. If you share the post or quotes, please cite my blog as the source.  (Authors may freely use the graphics quotes I create for their books, but I retain the rights to those graphics.)

Other than images created by Among the Reads, all other images on this blog are the property of their respective owners. All possible effort has been made to give a source credit to images when applicable, but regardless Among the Reads claims no credit for any image on this site other than those created by me as already indicated.  If there is an image belonging to you that appears on this website and you would like it removed, please contact me at phyllis (at) amongTheReads (dot) net with a link to the image and I will promptly do so.

Privacy Policy and What I Do With Personal Information

At Among the Reads (www.amongTheReads.net), the privacy of our visitors is extremely important. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected and how it is used.

This Privacy Policy is reviewed and revised from time to time. You will want to revisit it regularly. Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

1. Log Files

We use log files like many other websites. The information in the log files include:

  • Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
  • Types of browser
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Number of clicks

None of this information is linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

2. Cookies

We use cookies to store information about visitor preferences and to record user-specific information on visits and pages the user views so as to provide a custom experience. In regard to third-party advertisers, Among the Reads has no access or control over these cookies. You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out.

If you wish to disable cookies you may do so through your web browser options. Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.

Amazon Affiliates Cookie

Amazon Affiliates, a third party system, uses cookies to serve advertisements and links to products on Amazon.com.  You may read more about Amazon Affiliates and their Operating Agreement here.


3. Other

Users might be given the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter by providing name and email address to receive communication from Among the Reads. We use a secure op-in subscription system and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this website and blog. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at phyllis@amongTheReads.net.

Last Updated: May 20, 2018



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