Why You Should Write Book Reviews

A lot of the time, we don’t think to stop and write a book review when we’ve finished reading—I didn’t use to—but, there are many good reasons to do so! Let’a jump right in and talk about them!

They Really Help Authors’ Rankings

Reviews are very important for authors! They help boost the rankings of a book on Amazon, Goodreads, and other platforms even more than sales much of the time! The best way you can help an author is to write an honest review for the book.

You Can Share Your Opinion

Did you just read the best book ever? The worst? Something kind of meh? Why not let others readers know how you feel? Reviews help a lot of readers decide whether to invest in a book, and writing them is a great way to share what you think! I really like writing reviews for this reason, especially when nobody I know has read/can discuss the book!

They Can Be Really Simple

A lot of people tell me they don’t write reviews because they can’t think of what to write, or it would take too long. But, reviews can be really short and simple! Something as easy as “I liked it” or “I didn’t like it” is great, and will help authors just the same as a long one! It’s the number of reviews that helps authors, not the length, and even a short review can help get your opinion out there!

In short, reviews can be a great way to get your opinion out there, and they really help out authors!

Do you write reviews? What’s one thing you like about reviewing?

If you’re a reviewer, and are interested in reviewing OUTLIERS, please feel free to contact me!

More about OUTLIERS:


Meet The Characters & Teaser Quotes

Where to Purchase a Copy 

Thank you so much for reading! I post new advice and updates about “Outliers” on Saturdays, so click “follow” to keep learning more! 🙂




8 thoughts on “Why You Should Write Book Reviews

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  1. Terrific post.
    You did a great job of summing up the reasons that people such as myself write reviews.
    I was recently asked why I write reviews when I do not receive any money for doing so, my answer was, and is, simple …
    I LOVE BOOKS!!!!
    There are other reasons as well, but when it comes right down to it, it is my love of books that inspires me.
    Reason # 2 is that I love to help authors reach more people, especially Indie authors who do not have huge promotional budgets like the big publishing houses do.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I was excited to write this post, because I’ve recently fallen in love with reviewing! I never used to, but once I started I loved it! It’s great to be able to talk about the books I just can’t stop thinking about, and I never realized until I had a book of my own how important they are, and what they mean to authors! 🙂 Thank you for reading!


  2. I’m an author, and I write reviews sometimes. I used to do it all the time when I started out blogging, but then I couldn’t keep up with all the book review requests. Sometimes I’d get like 5 a day, and I’d feel bad because I know how hard it is to get reviews.

    Now, I tend to stick with Goodreads groups and authors I know from blogging and social media. You make a good point though that book reviews can be short and doesn’t have to be very thorough.

    Keep smiling,

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      1. It was my fault. Being eager, I signed up for Indie View (I think that’s the name of that popular blog) and got overwhelmed. I should’ve started out small 🙂

        Keep smiling,

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