If You Believe in Books, Clap Your Hands and Review

writers-quotes-story-writing-34823008-425-282Do you believe in books? I do.

I am a writer. This isn’t a going-to-be-someday thing. This isn’t a hope-to-become thing. I am a writer here, now, and today.

I am a reader. This isn’t a going-to-be-someday thing. This isn’t a hope-to-become thing. I am a reader here, now, and today.

Do you believe in books? If you believe, write a review.

I have a friend who writes reviews. She’s excellent at writing reviews. A voracious fiction reader and a powerful journalist, she’s perfect for it. I wish I could write reviews like she does.

Can I? Can you? Yes. Yes, we can all write book reviews.

From what I’ve gleaned, here are some top tips for writing a book customer review.

  • 200-300 words in length.
  • Be honest.
  • Write for an audience of readers like yourself.
  • Title the review.
  • Resist the urge to write a book report.
  • Be kind when writing negative reviews.
  • Avoid spoilers.
  • Read other online book customer reviews.

Most of all? Relax. The customer book review you write is simply an extended helping hand to people like you. Even a well-written negative review can be as helpful as a positive review for the writer, because we all have different tastes in literature.

Customer book reviews are a gift to readers and writers which costs only a small amount of your time.

Want some excellent articles and online journal entries on writing book customer reviews?

“How to Write a Book Review on Amazon” by Dr. Jeanette Cates (Twitter)

“How to Write a Customer Review–You Can Do It!” by C.S. Marks (Twitter)

“How to Write a Book Review” from scribendi.com (Twitter)

“How to Write Genuinely Useful Reviews Online” by Alan Henry for Lifehacker.com (Twitter)

“How to Write a Review” from wikihow.com (Twitter)

“Write an Online Review” from dontpanicbooks.com (Twitter)

“Tips for Writing Book Reviews” by Luisa Playa for booktrust.org.uk (Twitter)

“How to Write a Book Review on Amazon” by Nancy Curteman (Twitter)

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“Book, Movie Review” by Daisy Hartwell for custom-writing.org

 

 

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