Reviewing A Desolate Hour by Mae Clair

Writers are an interesting bunch. If we consider ourselves as individual companies, then technically other writers would be our competition. But we don’t think that way. We think of ourselves as a community, and as such, we share tips and tricks, and we support each other. One of the ways we do that is byContinue reading “Reviewing A Desolate Hour by Mae Clair”

Writing a Substantive Book Review

Ah, the book review. The bane of authors everywhere. Unknown authors want more of them, well-known authors want reviewers to be nicer. There is a formula for writing book reviews—ones that help readers make a decision and, positive or negative, help authors know what works in the work and what doesn’t. Check out this postContinue reading “Writing a Substantive Book Review”

Ten Ubiquitous Tips for Getting Book Reviews, and How Reviews Impact Authors

I recently got a book review that I didn’t care for. It was a five-star review, but one of the comments was, in my opinion, way off the mark. Which got me thinking… Why would the reviewer give the book five stars if it was lacking in some way? Why are there not better criteriaContinue reading “Ten Ubiquitous Tips for Getting Book Reviews, and How Reviews Impact Authors”