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Reblogged this on Rosie Amber and commented:
Last week Bridget Whelan invited me to join her for a chat about book reviewing.
Thank you for being such an interesting and informative guest Rosie
Reblogged this on Barrow Blogs: and commented:
Are you an author? Want a review? Then read this. Carefully! Are you a reader? Don’t know how to find a book in the genre you enjoy? Then check out Rosie’s blog – the reviews will point you in the right direction: https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/
Thanks for reblogging Judith – it’s good for writers to get an insight in the reviewer’s experience
As a member of Rosie’s review team who previously had her books reviewed by it, and before it existed by Rosie herself, I would like to say three cheers to Rosie Amber! As a reader, I love the different styles of reviewing by my other team members; my favourites have begun to emerge and I know that if certain reviewers say that a book is excellent it will probably be right up my street too – ‘click buy!’ As a writer – well, Rosie’s book blog is one of the best things that’s happened to my books, and I’ve always seen sales after a great review. As a reviewer, one of the things I like about the team is that we don’t gush gush, or pull a book apart without stating a case for the good parts too. They’re honest, and orientated towards the reader, as reviews should be.
Gracias, Bridget and Rosie 🙂
Full disclosure – Terry has just reviewed Back to Creative Writing School but this guest post was posted before the review was published. I approached Rosie in the first place because her review site is a really good read: no hatchet jobs but also no promotional puffs where everything the author attempts is just too awesome for words. Thoughtful, honest reviews are the only ones worth having….
I’m glad that’s how you see the review team, Bridget, and couldn’t agree more 🙂
I’m so pleased I found Rosie’s book blog. As a reader, I enjoy it because Rosie and her team are very wide-ranging in the genres of book they review which keeps it interesting. And as a writer, it’s great that your book may go out to more than one reviewer and good to know that whilst being objective, they will not be scathing or unkind!
Yes and Yes! It’s a blog that serves readers well…
Another good guide, Rosie. I like the way you break the review down into a few sections. That’s really helpful.
Reblogged this on Alison Williams Writing and commented:
A great interview with Rosie Amber that’s a must read for anyone who wants a review for their book.
Thanks for the reblogg Alison
Excellent piece! Rosie is a great reviewer and I am proud to have her as one of my tour hosts. Always very professional and fair. x
Thanks for coming by
Reviews are extremely important. As an author a well written review gives me insight into my book. Rosie and her team write excellent honest reviews. Their feedback has assisted me possibly more than they know. As a reader I pay attention to the reviews and note various authors whose books I want to check out.
I agree that a good review can give the writer valuable feedback (feedback that you may wish to have had earlier, of course….)
Thanks for posting this interview. I follow Rosie’s blog and it is interesting to read her thoughts of reviewing.
Really interesting to hear from the other side of the fence….
good reviewers are worth their weight in gold, and Rosie’s blog is one of the best!
Thank you so much – a very valuable post indeed! Rosie is a super star with her heart in the right place which makes her and her team stand shoulders above many reviewers.