Yes, authors should review books, if they have the time!
What a thought provoking question, Carrie.
A recent blog post has my mind churning.
Kristen Lamb, an author, social media sage, and guru for writers, penned a wonderful article titled “Three NEVERS of Social Media for Writers.”
One of the things she recommends is never writing a bad book review. In fact, she suggests writers should not publish book reviews on their blogs at all: “Our BRAND is AUTHOR, not ‘book reviewer.’ My opinion is we can’t do both.”
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In terms of publishing book reviews on my blog, I tend to agree. Only on rare occasions have I posted a review. But up until now, my hesitancy stemmed mostly from not wanting to change the tone of my blog. Given the number of books I read, I would soon be posting nothing else.
But now I’m wondering about the wisdom of reviewing books at all, either on my blog or on Amazon…
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