When you choose which book to read how do you decide?
Me? I look at the name, cover, and the number of reviews. In that order.
Why in that order? Because a name can tell me a lot about a book and sorry, but I do judge a book by its cover. The cover doesn’t have to be a smashing, professional, polished job but the cover must match the name and pique my interest.
As for the number of reviewers, well I want to see how many have read the book and the ratio of star reviews. Because, yes quantity is as important as quality. The reviews need not all be four or five-star reviews, but if there are only a few, they should be glowing, knock it out of the park reviews to grab my attention.
Now I’m ready to see what everyone had to say. This may surprise you, but I read the lowest star review first, not the five-star.
Why? Because I want to see the reason someone would give a book a low rating.
Often I learn more from them than the high ones. And believe it, or not, the three or four-star reviews have on occasion enticed me to click buy.
So don’t be shy. You picked that book for a reason. Share your reasons for picking it, and reading it.
The author and other readers will be grateful.
How do you choose a book to read?
Do you always leave a review?
Do you at least click a star review?
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