Well… what did you think?
Writing a review NOT on Amazon, but in the comments below, could be great for my ego. It won’t help with my business, or selling the book, or anything like that. But if Amazon is too much of a pain, and you still want to share your thoughts, please leave a comment with what you thought about 51 Alternatives to a Real Job.
What is a useful review?
I’ve been doing some homework on reviews…. on Amazon and not on Amazon. I want to share some thoughts on what a useful review is. Take it for what it is worth.
A useful review is an honest review of what you thought about the book.
It is NOT a book report. It is not a summary. It is not a list of chapters or ideas. It includes thoughts and reactions to help someone else figure out if they would buy it.
Was the book NOT good for you? You can say that. That’s fine. You might also say who it would be good for.
Where the ideas not realistic, or things you wouldn’t be interested in doing? That’s fine. But did you get any ideas, tips, inspiration or a nudge to do THAT THING (you know, that think you’ve been thinking about doing)? Did the book touch and inspire you? Did you make any notes or highlight anything?
Be honest. You are not an 11th grade English teacher (okay, maybe some of you are) giving this a C+ for grammar and supporting ideas. At this point I can’t care about a type-o here or a misworded sentence there. I’m much more interested in whether this caused you to think or act differently. Even if it was all beneath you, but it caused you to have an intense conversation with someone else, and that is when you were inspired to do something.
Get where I’m going here?
Be humane. Be helpful. That’s what we’re looking for.
So now, what did you think?