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How to Write a Book Review
By Laura Brown,
Author of How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide

Book reviewing used to the purview of the elite. Now, thanks to the Internet, everyone's a critic. Your online book reviews can make a real difference: people almost always scan the reviews of a book before they make a purchase decision, and your insights can be a big help.

We're all familiar with the rant review -- the one that either adores or despises the book. Writing a balanced review is more difficult, but it's also more helpful to your fellow readers. As you brainstorm, think from your readers' point of view. What information would be most useful to them? What do you wish you had known about this book before you read it?

These dos and don'ts can help:

Do
Don't

In this new, more democratized world of book reviewing, you have a big responsibility -- both to authors and to your fellow readers. Book reviewing online can be loads of fun, and if you provide really useful insights, you might even develop a following as a reviewer!

© 2014 Laura Brown, author of How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide

Author Bio
Laura Brown, PhD,
author of How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide, has taught writing to just about everyone -- from corporate executives to high school students. Her expertise encompasses instructor-led training, individual coaching, classroom teaching, and e-learning development. She has more than twenty-five years' experience providing training and coaching in business writing, and she has also taught composition and literature at Columbia University. She lives in New York.

For more information please visit http://www.howtowriteanything.com and follow the authors on Facebook and Twitter