Writers’ Corner: Five Reasons Your Book Needs A Review
Taking your precious time to carefully put pen to paper to write a book, fiction or non-fiction, poem or prose, religious or secular, academic or literary, is a sacrificed that needs to pay off.
Unfortunately, it rarely pays off for most writers. one of the reasons for this is that most writers don’t take their time to get reviews for their work.
Book Reviews are an important part of the business of writing. They are articles written by a person to share his opinion on a book. They are a brief summary of a book and what the reader thinks of it.
They reveal the experience of the reader of the book. you can see book review as feedback from people who have invested time in your work. Book reviews can be written by readers of your book, professional review writer, book critics or even others like you.
A book review can make or mar your book. To get the positives of book review you need to get a well-written review.
If you are an author, I have decided to share with you the reason you need to have your book reviewed.
More Exposure For Your Book And Yourself
One thing that gets your book attention is book reviews. Your book get the attention of prospective readers when they noticed that some readers have testified to the enjoyability of the book.
In fact, most online book stores and e-commerce platforms recommend books based on the number of reviews the book gets. Positive or not. The more the review, the more likely the book will be seen.
Book reviews help your book get attention from blogs, website, book clubs, book stores and also attract opportunities and nomination for awards or any other recognition.
Book shops and library are motivated to give your book priority if they see great and many reviews coming in for it
Book Review help build your reputation as a writer
Authors who have as many reviews for their books as possible have their reputation exhorted. People respect them because they believe their books have impressed a lot for it to get so many reviews.
Remember, it is not just your book that gets exposure, you also get the ray of the limelight. people call you up for speakers, engagement and even opportunities for what people are saying about your book.
You become and luminary when people say your book is worth reading.
Get Feedback From Readers
To get better as a writer, you need to feedbacks. Every good writer wants feedback from their work. With reviews, you can get people’s opinions about your work. A review will tell you your shortcomings, your strength and the gains of your efforts.
You can only get better as a writer if you know how you are faring with your readers.
Generate More Sale
As reviews pour in for your book, your book becomes a source of curiosity. Readers want to know why your book is getting so much attention than they buy it. it as simple as that.
Most successful writers understand this. They call for different readers to review their book. Most pay for reviews for their book. This they do because they understand the power and importance of public opinion.
Let Potential Readers what to expect
With reviews, your readers are made to know what they are getting into. You don’t want your readers to be mad at you for being disappointed after reading your book. A review gives them heads up as regards what they should expect will reading your book. it basically prepares their mind about why and why not they should read the book.
For me personally, before I invest my time to read a book, I make sure that the book is worth reading through the reviews that have been written for it.
Joshua Oyenigbehin is a Freelance Writer, photographer, and publisher of www.stationmag.com. His articles, book reviews and write-ups have been featured on top Nigerian online platforms. He is a passionate introvert. He shares networking tips and articles about Introversion on www.facebook.com/stationmagonline. His debut novel “The Sceptre’s Trail” has been published on Amazon and other online publishing platforms. Get your copy. Get in touch with him for book Review, digital content writing and other writing engagement via email@example.com”