I’ve shared quite a few posts from Marsha Ingrao in the past because Marsha is aces when it comes to publishing posts about helpful tips for bloggers – from using images, to WordPress how to, Marsha does her research and happily shares her findings on her most entertaining and informative blog Marshajustwrites.com – Always Write.
Today’s post is a reblog of Marsha’s post with detailed descriptions on how to write a proper review for books.
HOW TO WRITE A TOP BOOK REVIEW
WRITING A TOP BOOK REVIEW TAKES PRACTICE
After five years of writing reviews, I’ve learned about what it takes to write a top book review. I get compliments, but my ratings on Amazon still underwhelm me. Nobody is grading you, so look at what other readers wrote. You are not going to plagiarize just by looking! However, it is not cheating to let Amazon help you write a great review. Other reviewers often offer insights you miss.
START WITH A TOP BOOK REVIEW ON AMAZON
In my first years of reviewing, I thought the little Amazon box that says title meant to write in the title of the book. Every time I saw that box, I thought, “What a dumb box, the title is obvious, but oh well,” and I’d type in the book title. I looked at other people’s reviews. I never noticed that their titles read “Five Stars,” “Loved It” “Author’s Best Book Ever.” One day when I looked at other reviews critically, it hit me. The title should be mine. It reflects what I thought about the book, author, characters, or how the book affected me. Continue Reading . . .