With the onset of online shopping, digital books, self-publishing, and such book reviews are an author’s lifeline. They can make or break a book. Amazon is the number one place to post reviews, and many people will go there to read reviews even if they purchase a book through Barnes and Nobel, Kobo, iBooks, and such.
I often use reviews before deciding to buy a book by an author with whom I am unfamiliar. If I see too many negative ones, most often I’ll back away. There have been a few times when a negative review enticed me to buy a book because something the review didn’t like, I knew I would.
But too many times I’ll read a review that says, “Not my genre.” Really? Then why did you buy the book in the first place? There are right ways and wrong ways to write a book review. Fellow author Staci Troilo is posting today on the AIW Press blog on this subject. So why not hop on over to read what Staci has to say?