Writing Book Reviews As An Author by J Lenni Dorner

AtoZ2019BookTourAuthor Name: J Lenni Dorner
Book publish date: MARCH 26 2019
Age category: Adult
Book’s genre: Reference – Craft of Writing
Book’s title: Writing Book Reviews


 As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier
Brief description of the book:
This book aims to provide inspiration to encourage people to write more book reviews. It is written for authors, though any reader can benefit.
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My review:

This is a book about how to write book reviews. It contains a lot of insights, and really helps people (authors and non-authors alike) understand the importance of reviews to book sales. It also gives useful information on what not to include in reviews, or to mention for information but not penalize the author.
Mr Dorner suggests several acronyms for the steps of writing a review and what to include. Unfortunately, he starts with the longest one (EFFORTLESS) and it is so hard to remember what that long of an acronym stands for that I can’t even remember the other, shorter ones. The purpose of acronyms is to make the information easier to remember and use, but this one defeats the purpose. The book does conclude with examples and exercises to practice this method of review writing.
Overall, this is a very helpful book for anyone who reads regularly and writes reviews or has wanted to leave a review but been too intimidated to do so.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥
How is this book different from others in your genre?

There are books out there about writing book reviews. But, as authors, we have slightly different insights. We also have something else to gain. While the book is written so that any reader can enjoy it, it’s aimed at authors. I explain why I believe it’s so important for authors to make time to write reviews and how it’s beneficial. Then give inspiring prompts with easy to remember acronyms. It takes me about fifteen minutes to write a book review and cross-post it on four sites. With practice, readers of this book can achieve that too.

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was “given life”?
It’s the ten year anniversary. I’m very excited to be a co-host of the A to Z Challenge. This is an incredible community.
Why did you start blogging?
This is answered in my very first blog post.
“You may wonder why I started a blog. I may wonder that too! Actually, this blog was started because I heard about the A to Z challenge from some Nanowrimo friends.”
Any other books coming out soon?
This is my current new publication.
I have several stories in the works though.
What other books do you have available?
Fractions of Existence  –  An urban fantasy. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Brief tip on writing:
Here’s a motivational quote of mine about when you feel like giving up on writing:
Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?
The idea came from interviewing so many debut authors at Operation Awesome.  I noticed that some authors reviewed a lot of books, and others had never written one. I set out to inspire those who didn’t write reviews. It turned out to be long enough for a month of blog posts (this coming April). Then I noticed I had enough to make a reference book.
What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?
My biggest writing goal this year is to publish two books in 2019.
As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read? 
A recommendation from a trusted source, reading something interesting about the book, or the book being by an author I like.
What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?
What motivates you to write book reviews? (Or, if you don’t write them, what deters you?)
EXCLUSIVE TOUR CONTENT: Quote from the book shared as an image. (Never before shared online.)


Twitter handle: @JLenniDorner

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