Book Review · Reading

To Write, or Not Write, a Book Review

This post could also be titled, "A Book Review Discussion Without End."  In as many days, I've come across three separate blogs discussing the pros and cons, the ups and downs of positive and negative book reviews.  If you want to go off and read these posts before mine, go right ahead.  I'll wait.  Each… Continue reading To Write, or Not Write, a Book Review

Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Things Not to Do When Writing an Amazon Review

For all you people who love to write to reviews of anything and everything 🙂 Monday humor from John Howell!

Fiction Favorites

a Amazon review

This week’s list was inspired by reading some Amazon reviews recently. As writers, we always think of Amazon reviews in terms of books. There is a whole other world out there so this includes other categories as well as books. I hope you enjoy.

Ten Things Not to do When Writing an Amazon Review

10 When writing an Amazon review, do not think you need to use words no one understands. If you do, at best your review will remain unread and a waste of your time. At worst, you will garner a number of WTF comments and will be notorious for your high-handed use of the language.

9 When writing an Amazon review, do not review a product or book you haven’t tried or read. If you do, at best your review will look like the others you copied and will be ignored. At worse, you might analyze what…

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Book Promotion

10 Tips for Selling Your Books on Amazon

Please, all my indie author friends who are selling their books on Amazon, view this YouTube how-to, courtesy of Cate Russell-Cole, courtesy of Lisa Orrell ( Lisa lists the bells & whistles that Amazon authors can use to sell their books.

Book Promotion · Camp NaNoWriMo

A Different Kind of Book Review: The Night I Walked Off of Boot Hill by Briana Vedsted

I'm currently participating in Camp NaNoWriMo but have been negligent with working on my novel.  I also owe a number of book reviews.  So I thought, why not try to do both?  Work on my novel and a book review at the same time.  Granted, this is not the kind of book review I would… Continue reading A Different Kind of Book Review: The Night I Walked Off of Boot Hill by Briana Vedsted

Books · Ebooks

Book Review: Bestiary of Blatherhorn Vale

Disclaimer: I have not read fantasy since I was a kid, and then it was The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, that sort of thing. As a young adult, I read The Mists of Avalon , but I don't know if that qualifies as fantasy. My point is I know little about the genre,… Continue reading Book Review: Bestiary of Blatherhorn Vale

Books · Ebook Readers · Ebooks

E-book Reader Blues

I'm not really a gadget geek.  Really, I like to keep things simple.  I like the simplicity of picking up a book and leafing through its pages.  Still, several years ago, I became smitten by e-book readers. I don't remember how the love affair began.  It was the early 2000s and discussions about ebooks and… Continue reading E-book Reader Blues


No More Amazon

Amazon is playing with the fire ... in essence, censoring books that they deemed to be "adult" by removing their rankings.  See Amazon Follies.  Amazon, remember:  You are not too big to fail. Powered by ScribeFire.