Is it appropriate to include an author’s twitter handle when tweeting a review of said author’s book? David Duhr investigates and critics weigh in.
Fiercest Book Critic of 2012? Camilla Long Had The Year’s Sharpest Hatchet
For her scathing review of Rachel Cusk’s memoir, Aftermath, journalist Camilla Long wins the Hatchet Job of the Year award from The Omnivore, a book review database.
Eight Finalists Vie for for Most Vicious Book Review of 2012
Hatchet job or merely honest? Eight finalists are in the running for the Hatchet Job of the Year Award, a prize to honor the most scathing works of literary journalism.
January’s Starred BlueInk Reviews of Self-published Books
This month’s starred BlueInk reviews of self-published books include gripping dystopian fiction, the memoir of a medical doctor, and a ski resort thriller.
December’s Top BlueInk Reviews of Self Published Books
This month’s BlueInk starred reviews of self-published books include a moving literary novel about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a prostitute and daily meditations for 12-steppers.
September/October Top BlueInk Reviews of Self Published Books
The starred BlueInk Reviews of self published books for the past 2 months include a WWI thriller set in Vienna and finely wrought YA novel about abuse.
SURVEY: How Many Books Do You Buy Because of Reviews?
Assuming you’re an avid reader who buys two or more books per month, how often do you buy a book because of a review? Every week, month, or less often?
iDreambooks Promises “Rotten Tomatoes-like” Site for Books
New book discovery site iDreambooks.com promises to collate reviews from reputable sources, thus helping readers make the better book buying decisions.
July’s Top Self Publishing Reviews from BlueInk
This July’s starred self-published book reviews from BlueInk include a tense murder mystery set in Montana, the fictional bio of a 19th century Lakota boy, and more.
5YMedia Launches First Spanish E-book Review Magazine
New online mag EnCubierta helps readers find the best Spanish e-books, taking a stab at the growing problem of discoverability in the expanding e-book market.