There is a growing symbiotic relationship between authors and readers. Like horse and carriage, you can't have one without the other. Of course, a relationship has always existed, but until recently it was always somewhat removed, stand-offish, like the maiden aunt who visits you once a year. Over the centuries, readers have had to read … Continue reading Help Your Favorite Author (and yourself)
Of course, everybody knows how to write a book review. We all wrote them in grade school. All those summer reading reports due at the opening of school. The formal review styles we were taught in English classes. No wonder we pause when asked to write one. Who's got the time? Times have changed. Book reviews … Continue reading Writing A Review Is Easy
Would anyone like to review my crime thriller, THE OTHER? This should be the cry of every author. The life sustenance of a writer is arguably reviews...good ones, that is. In the final analysis the author needs folks to read his/her book and then comment on it, pass it along, or in some way help it … Continue reading Reviews, Anyone?
First of all, may I point out that a critical review is better than none at all. Way better, in fact. There are books that have risen from obscurity to notoriety simply because of critical reviews. On a lesser scale, a critical review serves several functions, not the least of which is to cast a … Continue reading Dealing With Critical Reviews