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How to write a book review

The aim of writing a review for a book is to give other readers an insight into what the book is about and whether it's the kind of book they would be interested in reading. You may get a few ideas by reading other readers' reviews of the books on this site, but make sure you write your review in your own words.

 

The ideal review should be between 75 and 500 words long and include the following;

 

1) An outline, in your own words, of the content of the book without spoilers.

2) What you liked/disliked about the book with specific examples and your reasons why.

3) A summary of your overall impression of the book.

 

If you have downloaded the book as an offer from The Indie Pages, conclude your review with:

"I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review."  

On Amazon:

 

Sign up or log in to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com

In the search bar, enter the book title and/or author

Select the book you wish to review (click on the title or the cover)

Scroll down the page to "Customer Reviews"

Click the box "Write a customer review"

Give your star rating and follow the instructions

 

On Goodreads:

 

Sign up or log in to Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com

In the search bar, enter the book title

From the drop-down list, select the book you wish to review

Select the right side of the icon "Want to read" (beneath the book cover)

and select "read"

You should then be directed to the review page.

Give your star rating and follow the instructions

 

How to submit your review

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