What Can A Review Do For You?

Excellent advice on the benefits of book reviews, both positive AND negative!

Kobo Writing Life

By BlueInk Review

Last year, more than 200,000 books were self-published. Imagine a reader standing in front of a bookshelf with that many titles. Now imagine the impossible: how will they choose one title over another?

That’s where reviews come in.

As former books editor of the Rocky Mountain News and co-founder of BlueInk Review, a review service for self-published authors, I am obviously a huge proponent of book reviews. Without a review, your book is more risky to buyers than your average blind date — because, let’s face it, a date for coffee may take an hour, but reading a 400-page book could take several days!  Buyers might know the topic of your book – but how can they be certain it’s worth the investment of both their time and money? They crave guidance.

Book reviews let readers know what they’re in for. They describe the plot, texture…

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