Updated on April 8, 2018
Remember writing book reports?
I loved writing book reports when I was in school. Still do after a fashion.
Voracious reader that I am, I love to tell others about great books I read. So I’m constantly giving oral book reports in the form of “Have you read such and such?”
I also post reviews for the books I really, really love on review sites and at e-retailers.
That’s so important. All reviews help author sales. It doesn’t matter whether the review is good or bad.
People often say they don’t know how to write a review. It really isn’t difficult. A review doesn’t have to be long or detailed like those book reports for school. Even a sentence or two can convey whether you liked a book or didn’t.
Here are some suggestions:
“This story was well-told. I fell in love with the hero on page 2.”
“Always pleased with stories by this author.”
“Predictable, but still a good read.”
“So disappointed. Not up to her/his usual standard.”
If you’re still nervous about the actually posting a review on Amazon. Check out this video I found by Douglas Goldstein. It demonstrates exactly how to post a review for a book.