A blog about saying nice or nasty things as a way to practice kindness. The main focus is on how to write reviews of books, articles, or posts you love or hate.
A number of my friends have written reviews only to have them fall into the dark holes that are always lurking on the Internet. I have long thought to write a post about writing reviews. So here it is.
EMOTIONAL FITNESS TIPS ABOUT HOW TO WRITE A REVIEW
Reviews sell books. When you buy a book, you help other readers as well as the author by writing a review. First some general tips:
- Be honest. Bad reviews are just as useful to potential readers as good ones. Moreover, if the author can stay open minded such reviews are also helpful to authors.
- Write a catchy title.
- Keep the review short. No longer than 250 words or you are wasting your time.
Here are the steps to writing a book review on amazon
- Click on your link to Amazon: Go to http://www.amazon.com
- Enter the title of book you want to review in the search block. That will take you a list of books with that title. The books may be hardback, paperback, audio or Kindle.
- Click on the title that applies to the one you want to review. You will then be on a page that provides general information about the book. Scroll down to the link to customer reviews and you will see a link that says Write a Customer Review.
- Click on that link to be taken to a page that asks for your email address and your password if you already have an Amazon account. If you have an account enter that info.
- If you don’t have an account check the ‘dot’ for No, I am a new customer and, you will be taken to a page where you will set up your account. Once done you will be taken back to the page where you will ‘sign in’, and from there be taken to the review page.
ALL OF THE ABOVE TOO MUCH WORK? An easy out
I get that. Try reviewing, leaving a comment, sharing, or liking on the author’s blogs, Facebook pages, Pinterest boards or Google Plus pages. Same on the publisher’s blogs or pages
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO DO THAT FOR my stuff:
My blogs: Emotional Fitness Training; Parents Are People Too MyFacebook pages: When Good Kids Do Bad Things, Parent Suvival Guides; Emotional Fitness Training ; My Publisher’s Metaplume’s Facebook Page ; My Pinterest Site
I hope this is helpful not just so you can help me, but so you can also help others. Doing so is practicing kindness, a key Emotional Fitness Exercise. Remember kindness always circles back to bless those who give it.
DISCLAIMER ONE: EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING IS NOT THERAPY. It is a self-care, self-help educational program. Therapy is about healing, Emotional Fitness Training is about strengthening.