About Us

Hello there, VoB is essentially a book reviewing website. The meaning behind our name is that it is your personal vault of books – you can pick up any book you like and discard the ones you don’t. We aim to provide you with a wide choice so that readers from each genre can enjoy it.

We also have the distinction of being the first such website in India. It first started as a summer project by two sisters in April 2011. In the last year, it has come a long way with over twenty highly professional reviewers and six hundred book reviews, and forty thousand page views a month. Today, we are in close connection with the publicists of most of the major and minor publishers in India.

Why should I choose you?

VoB is different from the several hundred reviewing websites out there. Firstly, this is not some nineteen year old’s personal blog who reviews books on the side. It is not also an e-zine which has movie reviews, book reviews along with food reviews. Instead of branching out, the entire team is concentrated on one thing: books. And that is where we branch out. In addition to reviews, we have interviews, contests, blog tours, featured authors and many other features.

We also have the distinction of being the first such website in India. It first started as a summer project by two sisters in April 2011. In the last year, it has come a long way with over twenty five highly professional reviewers and over five hundred book reviews (September 2012). Today, we are in close connection with the publicists of most of the major publishers in India.

Another thing which gives us an edge over other such websites is the diversity of our reviewers. While some of our reviewers have advanced degrees in the English language, others are fourteen year old students. If we get a memoir to review, we are not going to give it to someone who reads mostly chick-lit. This way, she may not even like the book and it won’t be the book’s fault. To avoid this, we have appointed reviewers according to their preference and ability for every genre and sub-genre.

What do you review?

We accept books from most genres to review, except the following:

  1. Children’s Books/Picture Books
  2. Erotica
  3. Fitness
  4. Guides (food/travel/etc)
  5. Middle Grade Fiction
  6. Poetry
  7. Self-Help
  8. Short Stories (A collection would do, though).

Non-genre wise, we review:

  1. Review Copies given to us
  2. Advanced Reader Copies
  3. Books we have brought from our own money
  4. Books from the library

Reviewers at VaultofBooks review paperbacks, hardbacks, e-books and galleys that they have bought with their money, taken from a library, as well as the books that have been given as ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) and Review Copies (RCs) by publishing houses, publicists or authors.

Though we generally prefer to review books that have recently released, sometimes we do review books that were published in the last decade.

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