Writing Book Reviews As An Author
Inspiration To Make It Easier
By: J Lenni Dorner
is for Quote
Is there a short quote, excerpt, or passage you especially enjoyed? Or one you especially hated? Copyright laws have a gray area on how much you can include in a review. The current rule of thumb is to keep it at under 100 words per review (often less for books under 300 pages). Check the book’s copyright page for any specific guidelines set by the publisher.
Find a quote you REALLY love? Keep it short, make it a meme, and share it. Some authors are willing to do this themselves. Others are waiting and hoping for a fan to do it. “Pay it forward” by being that fan when you find something worthwhile. Share it on Pinterest, Twitter, and other such sites.
Do a search to see if others have created memes of your favorite books. (Memes are sharable images, usually with words included, passed between people online. They may be funny, culturally relevant, or just interesting.) Like and share those. Grow the online book and writing community, especially for Indie Authors!
Speaking of which… do you know it’s #IndieApril? My local writing group shared this Tweet about it:
#IndieApril is about celebrating independent authors.
April is the month for promoting Indie writers and/or independent publishers.
Who among our LVPANANO writing group has a title to share?
— Lehigh Valley WriMos (@LVPANaNo) April 16, 2019
My books are indie. Here are two memes you can share:
— J, Co-host and Team Captain #AtoZChallenge
Find the book: