by Laura Brown
Originally Published Sep 9, 2014
Book reviewing used to be the purview of the elite. Now, thanks to the Internet, everyone’s a critic. Your online book reviews can make a real difference: people almost always scan the reviews of a book before they make a purchase decision, and your insights can be a big help.
We’re all familiar with the rant review–the one that either adores or despises the book. Writing a balanced review is more difficult, but it’s also more helpful to your fellow readers. As you brainstorm, think from your readers’ point of view. What information would be most useful to them? What do you wish you had known about this book before you read it?
These dos and don’ts can help.
In this new, more democratized world of book reviewing, you have a big responsibility–both to authors and to your fellow readers. Book reviewing online can be loads of fun, and if you provide really useful insights, you might even develop a following as a reviewer!
This article was originally published on Huffington Post.