How to Write a Book Review

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6 Responses

  1. Yet another insightful and informative post, Dee Ann! I must plead guilty for my failure to write more (and timely) reviews. As does every author, I crave reviews. I sometimes picture myself as a dog sitting beside the dinner table, hoping a diner (reader) will toss a tasty morsel (good review) my way. (I know, a very bad analogy).
    However, I NEVER pay for a review (as some sites now offer). To me, that is unethical and cheating the reader. Oh, and by the way, I owe YOU a long overdue review of “The Consequential Element” (shame on me!). On a positive note, I bought “Mists of Bayou Rhyne” in late March. (Sigh), Someday . . . 🙂 Michael

    • deeannwaite says:

      Hi Michael!! Thanks for stopping by. I agree with you on the buying reviews thing. I have never done it, though some of my author friends have. Just not my thing.

      Thanks so much for buying Mists of Bayou Rhyne! And no worries on the review for The Consequential Element. I know how busy us authors can be!

  2. Kayte says:

    Dee Ann,
    This post could not have been more timely for me. I just reviewed 2 books for authors I enjoy and follow closely and felt dissatisfied and that I may not have done their work justice.
    Thank you for this helpful post.

    • deeannwaite says:

      Aw, I’m glad you found it helpful. Before I started using this cheat sheet, I also did reviews that were unsatisfying to me, and I felt as if I let the authors down. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. ED Martin says:

    Great advice – thanks for writing this up!

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