How to Become a Good Book Reviewer

Online book review writing is gaining immense popularity these days. Authors keen to make their books popular are also hiring the services of reputed copywriting firms to get enticing online reviews of their texts. Just as a company through blog writing and posting, website content writing and E book writing increases their brand visibility, or makes a particular product or service popular among target readers, similarly good book reviews can make any text popular among its readers. Interestingly, you do not require too many degrees to become a good reviewer. But, you must have good command over the English and know how to express yourself clearly. You need to be creative and descriptive while expressing your opinion. You should have a professional attitude as well. The book evaluation should not be based on your preferences only, but should consider the target audience as well. To put it in simple words, you need to have a balanced view while engaging into review writing.

You can start reviewing a book in many ways. You can write reviews and post them at Barnes & Noble or Amazon, or you can also sign in to LibraryThing.com. You can also resort to website content writing or blog writing and posting for this purpose. That means you can set up your own website or blog and post your reviews there. If you really want to take this seriously, you must begin writing reviews for a well-known publication or sites rendering online book review services.Sites like Feathered Quill Reviews, Reader Views, and Review the Book have professional review teams. Many of these review services allow readers to select the texts they would like to evaluate. Some of these book review services offer money as well for reviewing texts.

As a reviewer you need to understand your knack and find your niche as well. When you are into review writing, you need to know the type of books you would like to evaluate and the kind of texts you can evaluate well. For instance, you may have a knack for reviewing romance novels or thrillers. So it is always better to evaluate these kinds of books. There are several reviewers and bloggers who solely focus on a particular genre.

When you engage yourself in review writing, you would probably have to evaluate few books for free to build up your credentials. But once you gain popularity, you can charge money for your services that is you can join authors’ organizations and earn money for reviewing different books.

How to Write Good Book Review

My blog job includes reviewing many books and e-books and even articles. Writing a good book review isn’t easy task, but don’t worry – as an expert I will share some tips with you in this article. There are few things you need to remember when reviewing a book.

First of all, you need to read the book. Believe it or not, but it’s not that obvious. I know many people reviewing books without reading them. They read few pages, and they write negative review. OK, I understand some books are terrible, and all you can write about them will be negative, but please. Honest review is a review based on book you have read. Personally I’ve read many books that were waste of time, but I managed to survive them:). Know this – when you read terrible book, you gain wider perspective, and you can admire good book more.

After reading, you can get to work. There are few important elements required for each review. First you should present the general plot or “about” when we’re not dealing with fiction. Your reader must know what the book is about. Next, you can post your thoughts about the general “about” or plot – let the readers know your review.

Then, let’s focus on the content. Tell your readers what you like, and what you dislike about the plot or the content of the book. Provide people with your own point of view and opinions on the subject the author wrote about. Tell readers if the book is educative, or engaging. For example, if you’re reviewing a paranormal fiction, tell the readers how accurate the paranormal inside is and how engaging the plot is. When reviewing how-to guide to WordPress, tell readers how accurate the book is according to WordPress technical manuals.