Did you love a book? Hate it and think it was a total waste of your time? Then leave a review. One of the most valuable tools for discovering great books is the reviews left by other readers. Reviews also help a writer tremendously.

There are many options for leaving a review on a book. Consider the site you bought it from, if you bought it online. Next, consider Amazon. They comprise 27% of the total book market (all forms), so it’s the mostly likely place other readers will visit. Next to Amazon, the most useful site to leave reviews on is Goodreads. Note: you can copy and paste your review to avoid re-typing it at each site.

Goodreads (http://goodreads.com) is a social media site all about books. It is frequented by readers, authors, reviewers, book bloggers, publicists, and even agents, editors, and publishers. It’s a fantastic book discovery venue. You have to sign up for an account to leave a review, but other than that, there are no requirements.

And now, for a demonstration, click on the link below:


Happy reviewing!


Pamela Fagan Hutchins is an employment attorney and workplace investigator by day who writes award-winning and bestselling mysterious women’s fiction (Saving Grace) and humorous nonfiction (How to Screw Up Your Kids) by night. She is passionate about great writing and smart author-preneurship. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound, if she gets a good running start.

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One Response to How to Leave a Review on Goodreads

  1. Eric Hutchins says:

    Love the continuing addition of useful info for authors. Good stuff.

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