on New Shelves:
As writers, we know that the success of our book can depend on reader reviews. Yet, when I polled a group of authors, less than 10% of them had written a review for a book in the last 12 months.
There are plenty of excuses for why we don’t take the time to review the books we read. Even if when we decide to write a review, we might hesitate because we are unsure if we have anything worth saying or don’t know how to post it.
The truth is if you can briefly answer three questions about the book, you can easily write a review:
- Did you like the book?
- What was your favorite part or most valuable takeaway?
- Would you recommend it?
If you answer the above questions and put the answers together, you can write a book review. And if you want readers to support you with reviews, it’s time to start leading by example.