Friday, February 13, 2009

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing
By Mayra Calvani & Anna K. Edwards

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing was written not only with the aspiring reviewer in mind, but for the established reviewer who needs a bit of refreshing, and also for anybody - be they author, publisher, reader, bookseller, librarian or publicist - who wants to become more informed about the value, purpose and effectiveness of reviews.

Are you passionate about books? Do you have the desire to share your thoughts about a book with readers, yet are unsure about what makes a good review? Are you curious about the influence reviews have on readers, booksellers, and librarians? If you’re an experienced reviewer, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing will serve as an excellent reference tool and amalgam of resources. If you’re a beginner, this book will show you how to write a well-written, honest, objective and professional book review.

It will also teach you:
• How to read critically
• How to differentiate the various types of reviews
• How to rate books
• How to prevent amateurish mistakes
• How to deal with the ethics and legalities of reviewing
• How to tell the difference between a review, a book report, and a critique
• How to start your own review site
• How to publish your reviews on dozens of sites and even make money while you’re at it, and much more.

If you’re an author, publisher, publicist, bookseller, librarian, or reader, this book will also bring to light the importance and influence of book reviews within a wider spectrum.

National Best Books Awards Finalist and EPPIE Finalist.

Required reading at Loyola College, Kent University, and Claremont University.

Click here for more information on The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing.