Video Book Reviews: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

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By Edward Nawotka

It works for movies (think of Siskel and Ebert, the men who brought you the “two thumbs up” review), it works for reviewing gadgets and video games, cars, wine and restaurants . . . so, can the video review work for books? Many have tried, but few have succeeded — for long, at least. What do you think would make for a good video book review show?

Read our main story today about the launch of a new show with similar intent — Amateur Thursdays — and let us know your thoughts in the comments. And if you know of any good examples, please include the links in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.