THE SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWING BY MAYRA CALVANI & ANNE K. EDWARDS

Title: The Slippery Art Of Book Reviewing
Authors: Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Copyright: June 2008
ISBN:-13- 978-1-933353-22-7
ISBN:-10-1-933353-22-8
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: Book Reviewing
Rating: 5 stars

Are you a new author? Do you need a comprehensive manual that will help you understand how to promote yourself and your book? Getting your book reviewed is the most important step you can take to help you advance. 

After reading the book, “The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing” by Mayra Calvani and Anne K. Edwards, I learned about the importance of quality book reviews.  This purposefully written guide explores how to set up your own website for reviewing, how to hone in your skills to become a well sought after book reviewer, along with numerous, well-designed aspects of book reviewing.

The resource section is invaluable. Towards the back of The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, there is an abundance of information, including contacts for various publishers, online, and print media. Mentioned are several references to Amazon. Because of the impact that Amazon reviews have on books sales, Amazon reviewers will find this particular guide to be very supportive.

It is an exceptionally instructive book. A few topics covered in the book that I found to be very helpful are as follows:

Five keys to being a good reviewer
A reviewer’s responsibility to the reader, author and publisher
The difference between book reviews, reports and press releases
Pre-publication versus post-publication reviews
Dozens of print and online venues for getting started as a reviewer

I highly recommend this book for any would-be reviewer, but also, for any author who would like to get reviewed!

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4 responses to this post.

  1. It certainly sounds helpful.

    Reply

  2. Mayra,
    I really enjoyed this book.
    Blessings,
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer
    Children’s Book Author & Inspirational Spokesperson
    Klutzy Kantor & Marta Gargantuan Wings available in August 2010

    Reply

  3. Thank you for sharing about this book, Nicole. Mayra, it seems like it would be quite helpful.

    Reply

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