Archive for April, 2009

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing – Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards

Friday, April 17th, 2009




Paperback: 186 pages
Publisher: Paladin Timeless Books (June 15, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1933353228
ISBN-10: 978-1933353227
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When I first set out to start a book review website, I found it very difficult to find a good book to help me out.  Then I stumbled upon this book.  The purchase of this proved to be worth the money I spent.  The author covers everything from pitfalls of an amateur reviewer, responsibilities, and online areas to help get you started.  Among some of the ideas discussed, what does a reviewer do with with their review copies when their done.  Is it ethical to sell them, or do you give them away.  The most common practice I’ve seen is the give-a-ways.   If your a book reviewer starting out, and looking for a helpful guide to get you started, I’d start here.  While the book is fairly thin, it provides a lot of information and very helpful advice within its pages.   It’s definitely a niche product, but worth picking up for potential reviewers.

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