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How to Provide an Amazon.com Book Review for The Acceptance Guidebook

 

1) Read or download the book.

2)  Log into Amazon.com and follow this link to get to the book review page.

3)  I ask that you please write a minimum of 100 words, but you may write as many as you want.  Post it and you're done!  Thanks! 

 

 

 

To Write a Great Book Review, I've included some tips below.  As you read them, simply focus your attention on whichever point(s) stands out the most to you and write on that perspective.  You are not expected to write about all of these bullet points, simply write on whatever sparks your inspiration or impacts you personally.


 

- Be Specific:  Avoid generic summaries of the book's contents. Instead, be specific and use details.

- Be Personal:  Discuss the aspects of the book that affected your life. What specifically stood out for you? Discuss how what the author said is important to you.

- Use Reasoning:  Mention reasons why people should buy this book. For example, how does the author help encourage readers to solve their problems? 

- Be Concise:  Compliments are good, but great testimonials follow the 4 S’s.  They are: specific, short, sizzling and signed.  Avoid the 4 L’s. They are: long, lame, lazily-written and lacking in point.

- Be Objective:  Don’t speak to the author in the testimonial. This weakens it.

- Be Focused:  Try to focus on one central idea. This is stronger than skipping around discussing too many ideas.

- Quantify a Benefit:  Give a specific, measurable benefit of reading the book. What rewards did you reap? Did your business grow? Did you get more clients? How many?

- Use Emotional Appeal:  Paint a picture of the emotions you felt while reading this book and therefore, what other readers may experience while reading it.

- Create an Association:  Connect the author or book with another person or work to create positive associations in the reader’s mind. (i.e.“He writes like Mozart composed music.”)

- Use a Common Phrase:  (i.e. “Fasten your seat belt, this book is brimming with action.")

- Give the Reader a Leg Up:  Show how the book gives a reader an edge. (i.e. “Every producer should read this before their clients do.”)

- Proofread:  Read what you’ve written out loud. Many errors are caught this way.

- Look at other Amazon reviews:  ...for inspiration and take a different angle.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Be Brutally Honest:  Writing a book review is not about giving praise to a book by an author who is also a friend (although a nice thought).  Praise is good as long as it is backed up with WHY it is good.  Praise without writing WHY can seem inauthentic and not believable.  Suggestion:  Say what you liked about the book and WHY, and/or say what you didn't like about the book and WHY.  Say how it made you think and feel.  Be open, be honest.  Don't hold back.  The more honest your book review is, the more it will genuinely help readers decide if it is right for them.  Thank you!   -Todd

 
 
 

What is a Book Review?

A book review is a description, critical analysis, and an evaluation on the quality, meaning, and significance of a book, not a retelling. It should focus on the book's purpose, content, and authority. A critical book review is not a book report or a summary. It is a reaction paper in which strengths and weaknesses of the material are analyzed. It should include a statement of what the author has tried to do, evaluates how well (in the opinion of the reviewer) the author has succeeded, and presents evidence to support this evaluation.

There is no right way to write a book review. Book reviews are highly personal and reflect the opinions of the reviewer. A review can be as short as 100 words, or as long as 1500 words, depending on the purpose of the review.

 

 

Thank you!

 

Todd Schaefer
 



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