Four Tips for Writing Quality Reviews


Developing a book review, or literary criticism, displaying eminence, filled with keywords, is certainly your first step to achieving book blogging goals. However, many bloggers wonder why their reviews are not being picked up by search engines, authors, magazines, and publishers to be placed on their websites.

Writing a book review is not for the faint of heart and requires diligence in order to perfect the artful skill required.  The truth of the matter is many authors and publishers are looking for fresh, well-crafted content to place on their site. This offers fans and new readers valuable information and insight, as well as tips for reading the genre they publish.

Tip One: When readers search for a specific genre, or theme, they are searching for information to help them decide if the book will meet their needs. Most readers do not know exactly what they are seeking, yet, quite often, they are seeking relief or insight.  When crafting a thoughtful review, consider focusing on the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and WHY. When you develop your reviews with these questions in mind, you will definitely reach the reader and help them decide if the book is for them.

Tip Two: If you are writing about a specific theme, or societal effect of novel, provide a brief introduction of what exactly you are about to introduce. This gently pulls the read into what you are about to discuss, providing them with a sense of direction. In the body of your review, ensure the key information (no spoilers!) is present, delivering a well-developed review or critique of the work or genre.

Tip three: In the body of your review, make emphasis on the features and benefits of the work. You may like to use bulleted points or highlight the text. This draws the reader quickly to the points you consider important.


Tip four: When reviewing a new author, or indie author, add impact and credibility to your review by offering readers important information, such as how the book fits into the genre. This is an excellent way to solidly introduce readers to a new book, they would not otherwise read.

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