#PostingReviews

discussion

Today’s short discussion post is all about posting reviews, and why it is important to post them.

For a while, I just posted my reviews to Goodreads, which was good in one way but not so good in another way.  A lot of people use Goodreads to read reviews, get book recommendations and interact with fellow book lovers.  While it is amazing to post reviews to Goodreads, it shouldn’t be the only place that reviews are posted.  Reviews need to be posted to retailer websites.  Other than the library, Barnes and Noble is the main retailer that I use to obtain books.  Even when you borrow books from the library, you should still post your review on a retailer website.  One of my goals for the year was to get better at posting my reviews on the Barnes and Noble website, and when I review a book on Goodreads, I make sure to also review it on Barnes and Noble as well.  Some people may think that they don’t need to post reviews on retailer websites, but people actually do read those reviews, I know I do.  So please try to make an effort and post reviews to retailer websites!

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23 Replies to “#PostingReviews”

  1. I need to post my reviews more often on Amazon. I do it for my read and review titles, but I don’t always do it for my personal reads. I used to be all Goodreads only. But I’m trying to branch out and post in more places…I just hate having to go through and edit all the image codes out and the HTML and all that just to post it onto Amazon or B&N.

  2. I always cross post my reviews from my blog onto Goodreads and Amazon. Authors are always telling readers that it’s really important to review books on large retail sites if you’ve enjoyed a book. I have yet to post a review on Barnes and Noble, but maybe I need to as well.

      1. I don’t think they’re the appropriate place to advertise my blog. I don’t have to worry about trolls, I moderate all my comments.

      2. I went to Amazon and copied and pasted my last book review there. And I was a bit shocked at how few reviews there were for that book. So I am really glad that I posted my very positive review. And I would never have thought about doing it if I hadn’t read this post.

    1. Yeah, I post to NetGalley too for eArcs and First to Read for eArcs. With Barnes and Noble you can’t post reviews until the book has been published. I don’t bother with Amazon because I don’t use them for books.

  3. Yep! I used to only post my reviews to Goodreads too. But then I thought, “Hey… why not promote the book/author even more by posting to other sites as well?” So that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. I miss some sites sometimes because I’m in a rush and forget to go back later and post them… but usually I post to my blog, Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. I’ve discovered a new site called KoBo that I will also start cross-posting my reviews to as well. Great discussion post! Cross posting your reviews to other sites not only helps out the authors and retailers, but also the readers like you and I! 🙂

      1. You’re right… not everyone has Goodreads. Which is actually pretty surprising to me because I wouldn’t know what to do without Goodreads. It’s like my go-to for every book/review/discussions/whatever else! Lol! I honestly think every reader should have a Goodreads account though. It’s truly an amazing site. 🙂

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