How to Write The Best Book Review
Authors pour their heart, time and effort into writing their book. Then they spend hours searching and speaking to many publishers to find the best possible way to distribute their work, without giving all of the profit to the publisher. Sometimes even, they give up, and just publish independently! Now pin this short story I just gave you, because I am going to return to it.
The Author finally manages to publish his work, but no one knows how good the book is unless someone decides to press that star button or writes something nice about it. This is the harsh reality of how things work.
Here is where a nicely written review comes in handy. The first thing you probably should know is that everyone is interested to see what you think. Hence, giving an honest and detailed review not only makes it clear for the buyers but also provides a constructive criticism to the writer.
If you wait until you finish the entire book and then start writing, you may miss certain parts of the book or not be able to give a fair judgment on the entirety of the work. However, if you give it a day, and then read your notes, you are more likely going to make a better judgment and have a better understanding of how good or bad the book really is.
Time to Review
First, do not give away the ending!
There are two kinds of reviews you can write:
A Descriptive Review
A Critical Review
Do not forget the Author has spent hours of time and money and his whole heart into the story. Your deconstructive criticism will only give a false negative feedback on the book, and you potentially become a factor for a possible cause of a good book becoming underrated. I am sure many may disagree with me here, but I firmly believe that unless you do not have a really negative fact about the book, then you best not say anything at all.
Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, and a freelance book translator. Ms. Main guest hosts for blogs and writes articles for companies by request. Her passion is to spread her positive energy to anyone that needs it and in return, she would love it if they gave it back to someone else.
Jeyran currently contributes work to the following:
J.D. Jung, Editor-in-chief, UnderratedReads
Maysam Boutorabi, Company Director, The WoW Wall Limited
Nichole Bennett, Owner, Royal James Publishing