Tips for Writing Amazon Reviews


The link below is to an article that provides some tips on writing book reviews on Amazon.

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/neal-wooten/tips-for-writing-amazon-r_b_6959118.html

Article: Amateur Book Reviews


The link below is to an article that looks at amateur book reviews.

For more visit:
http://bookriot.com/2013/10/09/defense-amateur-review/

Article: Amazon & Ebook Reviews


The link below is to an article that considers Amazon’s response to ebook reviews by family and friends of authors.

For more visit:
http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/amazon-mounts-silent-crusade-against-ebook-reviews/

Article: Bookletsworld


The link below is to an article (tutorial) on a web application called ‘Bookletsworld,’ which allows you to make your own ebook. The article reviews the app and gives an overview on how to use it.

For more visit:
http://web.appstorm.net/reviews/media-reviews/create-your-own-e-booklet-with-bookletsworld/

Article: Historical Bad Reviews of Eventual Classics


The link below is to an article that looks at the reviews of eleven books that eventually became classics. Earlier opinions on each of the books mentioned in the article were hardly flattering.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/124207

BookYap: Book Recomendations


I am about to start using a new web application called BookYap. Put simply, BookYap is an application that recommends books based on criteria you enter. There are over 650 000 books in its database, so chances are it will find a book for you.

You can search for a book by using keywords or the filters it has available (based on personality types). By becoming a registered user, the application learns more and more about you and your reading habits, improving the recommendations it makes for you.

Books appear with thumbnails of their covers and book ratings. A brief description appears by hovering over the thumbnail. You are able to interact with the application and associated community by sharing books you have read and your reviews of them. There is connectivity with both Facebook and Twitter also.

You are also able to add books to a reading wishlist if you like. Books can be purchased from Amazon when you choose a book to read.

Visit BookYap at:
http://bookyap.com/

 

Changed My Mind: Still Going to Post to This Blog


I have changed my mind concerning this Blog and will continue to post to it. Why? Because the particularbaptist.com site (and Blog) will not cover everything that I read. Therefore this Blog is still relevant and will allow me to post reviews concerning books that cover history, wilderness, etc.

Thomas Nelson Book Reviewer


I have this morning become a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson. This will involve me reading and reviewing books that Thomas Nelson send to me. It is an unpaid job, but I do get to keep the books I review. I guess this could be a good and/or bad thing, depending on the individual book I read and review.

Being a part of this program will allow me to keep current on trends in Christianity – at least to some degree, as I read and review the books that are sent to me. It will also save me money as I don’t have to pay for the actual books that are sent to me. So the library will continue to grow and my reading will span the length and breadth of the current ‘Christian’ scene.

I will be posting reviews of the books I read and review for Thomas Nelson here, so readers of this Blog will be able to ‘experience’ the journey with me. They will also be posted on commercial book selling sites.

My reviews, will of course, be from my Particular Baptist perspective – which I guess will be somewhat novel for a Thomas Nelson book reviewer.

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