Tag Archives: BOOK REVIEWS

SHOULD I PAY FOR A BOOK REVIEW

25 Feb

 

SHOULD I PAY FOR A BOOK REVIEW

 

 

 

     Debate rages on whether a paid book review can benefit an author. Opinions go both ways. More experienced writers shy away from paid reviews because they attract sufficient publicity when they release a work. Another mindset which encompassed a majority of people I canvassed on this subject believed paid reviews are beneficial for them. The latter reference is supported by a vast array of people advertising themselves and or their companies which perform reviews on a fee for service basis. Kirkus is one of the best know companies performing book reviews in nearly every genre, whether fiction or nonfiction. The need appears more expansive than large companies can handle. Enter the multitudes who now review for a fraction of the costs requested by their big brothers. One or more good reviews can ignite sales especially on a platform like Amazon which leans heavily on these written advertisements. With these facts in mind unpaid reviewers still perform a majority of the work.

 

 

 

     Book clubs and groups on social media sites offer free reviews with a caveat.  I will review your work if you review mine. More frequently authors will give a free book in return for a review. Novel Blog Community requires reviewers to purchase a book in the hope more paid work will be generated from the author. The latter model is risky and not utilized by many people. The question arises: What is the quality of the unpaid review? There is no difficulty ferreting out the professional reviews from the rest. Amazon’s open book forums display commentary after each book they have for sale. Superficial nondescript reviews entice no one to purchase a book. While paid reviews generally are introspective, descriptive and usually more extensive than their counterparts and literally jump off the page. Who should obtain paid reviews?

 

 

 

     Named authors are not likely to benefit from a paid review. Their fame generates sales. In this category there is a small contingent of people. For the larger group, including this writer, a well-designed and introspective review or reviews can generate sales and place the author on the literary map. For those who just put a pen to paper for the first time good publicity in the form of a paid review may help distinguish his or her work from the hundreds of thousands who publish yearly.

 

 

 

Digital electronics has opened up new means of reading books and other literature. With the introduction of the Kindle, Nook and other devices larger audiences have access to your works. Discerning which books to read may be enhanced by a summary utilized by Amazon or other sellers. This service is accomplished by a paid reviewer who discusses the gist of the book on sale and hopefully places it in the best light. My argument is there is a wide spectrum of uses for commercial paid reviews which are available from very competent people. Before purchasing a paid reviewer’s service review some of his or her work. Excellent reviews stand out flat reviews fail to attract readers. Careful selection of a reviewer will go a long way to promote your book.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Davis, MD

 

platomd@gmail.com

 

Manager of Best Book Reviews and Editing Services

 

bestbookreviewandediting.wordpress.com

 

ANSWERS TO INQUIRIES FOR BEST BOOK REVIEWS

4 Feb

 

Thank you for the questions concerning Best Book Reviews. In regards to fees to review a book with a contents of 300 pages or less, $100. Above 300 pages add 25 cents per page. For editing we need to know how many words to edit and when the edit is needed. For example ten thousand words performed within 72 hours $350, within 7 days $300 and within 30 days $250.  In an answer to what type of works we review, edit or proof. Generally nonfiction works of most genres and science fiction. In addition we edit and or proof medical and science articles. Reviews will be posted in 2 locations of the author’s preference. Please contact Best Book Reviews at platomd@gmail.com with any questions or requests. Thanks you for your inquiries. Mark Davis, MD.

 

BEST BOOK REVIEWS A STEP AHEAD

30 Jan

 

  BOOK REVIEWS: A NECESSITY IN A VERY COMPETITIVE MARKET                

 

 

 

Books and reviews are inseparable. Reviews are fingerprints of the authored work they intend to display. A proper critique demands an appropriate analysis to draw out the best in a book. Many books languish, forgotten relics of hard work and vision. My job as a book reviewer is to flesh out important aspects of a publication so potential readers will be drawn into the substance of the work. There are very few bad books. Yet there are many poorly conceived reviews. A reviewer’s challenge is give his or her reader a flavor of the book being considered. With the latter in mind a book review should be authentic, unique and well written.

 

Best Book Reviews came into existence because its owner, Mark Davis MD, was not able to obtain appropriate review services when needed for his works. The few reviewers available requested outrageous prices to perform the work. Dr. Davis has a wide experience reviewing, proofing and copy editing books and journal articles. He reviews nonfiction books of most genres and science fiction. Whether it is a hard back, paper format, E book or other digital representation the review is always thorough, timely and worth the limited expense. Dr. Davis’ rates for review are extremely competitive. Do not let your book languish. A good review highlights booth the author and his work. Please contact Dr. Davis to discuss or perform a review at platomd@gmail.com

 

BOOK REVIEWS: A NECESSITY IN A VERY COMPETITIVE MARKET

25 Jan

 

  BOOK REVIEWS: A NECESSITY IN A VERY COMPETITIVE MARKET                

 

 

 

Books and reviews are inseparable. Reviews are fingerprints of the authored work they intend to display. A proper critique demands an appropriate analysis to draw out the best in a book. Many books languish, forgotten relics of hard work and vision. My job as a book reviewer is to flesh out important aspects of a publication so potential readers will be drawn into the substance of the work. There are very few bad books. Yet there are many poorly conceived reviews. A reviewer’s challenge is give his or her reader a flavor of the book being considered. With the latter in mind a book review should be authentic, unique and well written.

 

Best Book Reviews came into existence because its owner, Mark Davis MD, was not able to obtain appropriate review services when needed for his works. The few reviewers available requested outrageous prices to perform the work. Dr. Davis has a wide experience reviewing, proofing and copy editing books and journal articles. He reviews nonfiction books of most genres and science fiction. Whether it is a hard back, paper format, E book or other digital representation the review is always thorough, timely and worth the limited expense. Dr. Davis’ rates for review are extremely competitive. Do not let your book languish. A good review highlights booth the author and his work. Please contact Dr. Davis to discuss or perform a review at platomd@gmail.com