Does Book Reviews Matter ?!

Does Book Reviews Matter?

A literary criticism of a book on the basis of style, content and merit is what book reviews are all about. Reviews can be categorized into 3 types namely, scholarly reviews, summary reviews and primary source opinion. Most reviewers usually evaluate books from their personal tastes and use the occasion to promulgate their individual ideas and thoughts on the topic.

Reviews of books play an important role in determining the worth and success of a book. Getting many positive reviews have great impact but only if they come from trustworthy and impartial reviewers. Some of the main purposes of book reviews are;

  • They offer feedback.

This is an important thing to an author as he or she gets to know what the readers got to like in the book as what as what they did not. Feedbacks can offer great ideas for the next books that the author intends to write, ensuring that he produces only good work that the readers will appreciate.

  • Reviews offer some form of marketing opportunities.

Good reviews in particular can help in winning the increasingly tight competition among authors to sell. They help in getting the word out about the book, especially when the reviews are posted online on popular review sites. A good number of readers will wish to get the book simply based on the good and enticing reviews that they read.

  • Material evaluation.

When reading a book, it is usually quite difficult to grasp all the information that the writer has to offer. Book reviews come in handy in trying to assist you to properly analyze and understand the contents more clearly. Points that might have been overlooked might be highlighted in the reviews.

  • Reviews as a measure.

The number of reviews can also be used as a good indicator of the work’s visibility. Having more reviews means that more people have seen or read the book, and taken time to post their response to it. Reviews can therefore be used to measure on approximation basis, the number of people who get access to the book.

  • Used as advertisements.

In attempts to market and promote their books, many authors devote a good amount of time and resources towards advertising. Featuring short reviews of the book in the advertisements has proved to be a successful strategy over the years. This works best if the reviews are from real and authentic readers who convince other of how good the book is and try to get them to go and buy a copy for themselves.

28 replies on “Does Book Reviews Matter ?!

  • angelina maureen

    It is absolutely true that reviews of books play an important role in determining the worth and success of a book.

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  • amber person

    getting many positive and great reviews have great impact but only if they come from trustworthy and impartial reviewers.

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  • arson peyote

    what a unique definition “A literary criticism of a book on the basis of style, content and merit is what book reviews are all about”. I love the way you write

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  • amber jessica

    thanks for shedding more light on the types of review. that is; scholarly reviews, summary reviews and primary source opinion. I and my brother have argued enough on this.

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  • amber bitters

    offering of feedback like you mentioned. This is an important thing to an author as he or she gets to know what the readers got to like in the book as what as what they did not.

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  • casey rock junior

    another important reason for review is that good Feedback can offer great ideas for the next books that the author intends to write.

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  • chase green M

    excellent feedback also enable the author to conveniently produces only good work that the readers will appreciate at all time

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  • ned olympous

    Good reviews in particular can help in winning the increasingly tight competition among authors to sell. only few knows this secret. thanks for sharing!

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  • NILLY

    excellent and relevant reviews also help in getting the word out about the book, especially when the reviews are posted online on popular sites.

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  • zeke yonkers

    It’s important t state that a good number of readers will wish to get the book simply based on the good and enticing reviews that they read.

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  • orlando frank

    When reading a book, it is usually quite difficult to grasp all the information that the writer has to offer. another great purpose of leaving reviews in terms of evaluation!

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  • TONY JUNIOR

    Book reviews is one of the best ways that assist people to properly analyze and understand the contents more clearly.

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  • tito henry

    usually, points that might have been overlooked in the book might be highlighted in the reviews. so, great reviews do help.

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  • towncar flick

    100% valid on this. “The number of reviews can also be used as a good indicator of the work’s visibility.” It has helped me in the past

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  • reginard cole

    Reviews can therefore be used to measure on approximation basis, the number of people who get access to the book. VERY TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • ronald wright

    In attempts to market and promote books, many authors devote a good amount of time and resources towards advertising. this is a good secret that helps at all times!!!

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  • rock plorple james

    Featuring short reviews of the book in the advertisements has proved to be a successful strategy over the years. I would try this. thanks for sharing tho

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  • Isaach Jacob

    In terms of adverts, it works best if the reviews are from real and authentic readers who convince other of how good the book is and try to get them to go and buy a copy for themselves.

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  • elizabeth homles T

    book reviews matters. It has helped my business so much. am happy to see this post here and the way people have reacted to it. thanks

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