Who Writes Those Book Reviews?

This author would love quai-pro readers and the average person any week! Amazon, Goodreads and Smashwords are convenient public platforms where registered readers can invest ten minutes to offer up even a brief review and rating. As for those negatives, was it Bambi’s mother who said “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”? This author also loves the picture >^..^< chosen for this blog post about book reviews. Thanks and… hugs!

Lee French

Negative reviews are more focused on the claws than the cute furriness. Negative reviews are more focused on the claws than the cute fuzziness.

It seems like many people are unaware of how the whole thing works with book reviews these days. It used to be simple: a handful of gatekeeping pros would say something scathing about every new bestselling book, and we’d all just ignore them and go to the bookstore or library to find something based on covers and blurbs. Oprah might convince us to read something specific, or someone else on a talk show.

These days, anybody with a computer can review a book–or anything else, for that matter. As with anything else on the internet, book reviewers generally fall into categories. I’ve encountered seven types. If knowing who’s doing the job helps, then I’m happy to share them:

1. Professional reviewers. These people review books for a living. They get paid to do it, and everybody knows it. The payment…

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About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel in 2011 under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, community volunteer, Archives and Records Management graduate, and long-time IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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