What are your thoughts on hubs about book reviews?

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  1. PhilosopherPrince profile image88
    PhilosopherPrinceposted 6 years ago

    What are your thoughts on hubs about book reviews?

  2. flashmakeit profile image68
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    I think they have value because it would let people know more about a book before they buy it.

  3. Shaniqua Harris profile image60
    Shaniqua Harrisposted 6 years ago

    as a book reviewer I must agree with flashmakeit  , as a reader I must say I really think it is informative but I barely read them for personal reasons I rather just read the book and figure out for myself rather I like the book or not.

  4. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 6 years ago

    I've written a few of them, and generally find that they don't generate a lot of interest as compared to some of the other Hubs I've published. The more popular or current the book is, though, the more views you will likely get.

  5. isabelamadaun profile image61
    isabelamadaunposted 6 years ago

    I enjoy reading book reviews especially when I am unsure about whether I want to buy it myself.  I even write book reviews here on hubpages.  But Georgie is right about the more current and popular the book, the more views I've gotten at least for the most part.

  6. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    I think book reviews are good as long as they provide meaningful analysis, as opposed to the reviewer's critical opinion. If one does not like the book they are reviewing, there are ways to make that clear without outright saying it. No one should care what anyone else thinks about a book. People read reviews to get a thorough understanding of the subject to see if it would be something they might enjoy reading.

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    Like Georgie Lowery said; book reviews don't bring in a lot of traffic, in general. When I first came here, I published a bunch of them, but I quickly realized that every book has a slew of reviews handily available on websites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. So, it seems unlikely that someone would seek out reviews beyond product pages. I do think they have a place here, but I think they need to be disguised. For example, my 'reviews' of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games generate more traffic because they focus on the popularity and controversy, which goes beyond a review into a more critical analysis of the book's impact. Essentially it all boils down to giving the reader something they can't read anywhere else.

  8. Diana Lee profile image83
    Diana Leeposted 6 years ago

    I've written a number of reviews here. The authors and their fans of new book releases are valuable readers to you. Writing reviews on most anything will draw some sort of interest. I was on a roll for awhile on writing classic television reviews. You will be amazed by the interest still yet taken in these old shows.


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