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Are you passionate about books? Do you have the desire to share your thoughts about a book with readers, yet are unsure about what makes a good review? Are you curious about the influence reviews have on readers, booksellers, and librarians?
If you’re a beginner, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing will show you how to write a well-written, honest, objective and professional book review. But that’s not all. This book will also teach you:
How to read critically
How to differentiate the various types of reviews
How to rate books
How to prevent amateurish mistakes
How to deal with the ethics and legalities of reviews
How to tell the difference between a review, a book report, and a critique
How to start your own review site
How to publish your reviews on dozens of sites and even make money while you’re at it, and much more
If you’re an author, publisher, publicist, bookseller, librarian, or reader, this book will also bring to light the importance and influence of book reviews within a wider spectrum.
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The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing
by Mayra Calvani & Anne K. Edwards
Twilight Times Books
RELEASE DATE: June 15th, 2008
Review copies available, please contact the publisher, Lida Quillen, at firstname.lastname@example.org
What reviewers are saying…
You talk about challenges! Reviewing a book on how to review books–that’s a challenge. So you think you want to review books. Then this should be the next book you read. Find out if you have the right attitude, and tools that it will take to be a reviewer. I’ve been reviewing novels for about a year. I wish I’d had this book when I started.
After reading The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing you will find that reviewing is indeed an art. It’s a learned skill that can impact the work of the author, and the publisher, as well as what the reader selects for his/her own enjoyment. You will learn how the reviews that you write will effect you and your believability, and the readers and their trust in you.
This book tells you how to find books to review, how to read a book for review (things to watch for, and how to track them), how to construct that review (using tact when necessary), and where to submit reviews. There are numerous examples depicting the dos and don’ts of reviewing; in-depth descriptions and differences between the “reader” or “reviewer” reviews, and the meaning and effects of Pre-publication or Post-publication reviews. You will get the answers to questions: Can you make a living doing reviews? What are the perks of reviewing? and so much more, including extensive listings
As a writer this book gave me insight in my own writing, and as a reviewer I learned a lot about the business of reading. Calvani and Edwards have provided the world of publishing with something that was sorely missed, a well written, easy to understand and follow, book of instruction and information on and about the fine art of reviewing.
This book has found a permanent place on my reference book shelf.
–Wanda C. Keesey, author of Lost In The Mist, http://www.wandakeesey.com