[This blog post is a collaboration between two of our members, and a great job they did! Nancy Kuykendall and Eileen Moynihan were in class when I was talking about writing book reviews. They graciously accepted the challenge to collaborate and write a blog post about that very thing. Enjoy and learn :)]
Apparently, reading during lunch and ignoring others is considered “rude,” and laughing out loud while reading is annoying. Who knew? Another thing to consider is to have a strong opinion about a book and not share it with the author. You share it with your friends, but does that help the author or other readers? Of course not.
Without doubt, authors look for feedback after publishing and releasing a new book. We keep track of comments on previous books as well. We like knowing what readers think of our work, and we need to know. We want to know how our book was received—if it was helpful, informative, fun, written well, and if readers felt it was worth their time and money. Whether we write fiction or non-fiction, we like to know if our words had an impact on others. Read more “Book Reviews: Special Helps for Authors and Readers”