Reviewing books is a much easier task if you have a plan of attack before even opening the book. It provides a specific direction to take your review in. There are a lot of different ways to create a reviewing strategy, and not everybody likes to plan out their reviews. I don’t think there is one answer that works for everybody and it takes some experimenting to find what works for you. Here is a look into how I approach reviews!
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This post will address one very simple issue that I see constantly with book cover designs. That issue is simply color. You can pick virtually any color you want for your book cover. Obviously there are certain artistic considerations – you want the color to convey what the book is about, etc., but beyond that feel free to choose any color for your book cover.
It is important to understand that book reviews are tools to help readers select books, and for authors to evaluate their writing and audience niche; but they are also a place of communication between author and reader.
All authors worst nightmares are bad reviews. But should we really fear them?