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Something for #Readers & #Writers . . .


This blog is like me—more maverick than classifiable

I report on Reading, Writing, and Publishing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

I Re-Blog others’ posts on those three topics the other days of the week.

I am an author and I like to give my stuff away…

Of course, if you’re a regular visitor, you know all this; but, I get most of my traffic from unsuspecting folks putting words into search engines

There are two other kinds of bloggers who authors and readers especially like—Book-Bloggers & Bloggers-Who-Do-Book-Reviews—sometimes a person is really both but some folks want to be one or the other (and, finding clear definitions for either is difficult…)

I’ll share two sites that cater to these types of blogs.

First, The Book Blogger List:

What they say about themselves:

“We have created this site to help book bloggers find like-minded bloggers and help authors find book bloggers that might be interested in their book.”

I’m really surprised they don’t mention Readers………

Perhaps they feel it’s way too obvious that a reader would like a place to find blogs about books…?

Now, their “rules”:

“Instructions for Authors

“This database of book bloggers is organized by genre of interest. If a book blogger has expressed interest in multiple genres, they will be listed in each category. Any book blogger that is listed here has asked to be listed.  Keep in mind that when approaching a book blogger about your book, use your manners and your common sense. Don’t approach a blogger who only reads children’s lit to read your non-fiction business book. Choose bloggers that are interested in your genre.”

“Instructions for Book Bloggers

“This is a site for you to list your book blog as well as find some bloggy friends. All the entries will be checked every two months. If your blog has not been posted to during those two months, your listing will be removed. If you are taking a blogging break – or going on a really long vacation, let us know and we won’t pull your listing.”

Now, let’s take a look at The Indie View.

First, “Indie” generally means “not from the big, old, traditional publishers”

The Indie View has three main sections:

Latest Indie Book Reviews from Around the Web

The Indie Reviewers List

Indie Author List

If you’re a writer looking for reviews, use their main link and scroll the right side-bar for Registration Requirements.

And, partly because there are so many book-blogs and partly because I want this post to be of value, here’s one more place to visit:

http://bookblogging.net/
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52 Book Review Sites


Do you like to read book reviews?

Book Reviews

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Do you think book reviews can determine what you choose to read?

Ever read a review of a book you’ve read that you totally disagree with?

Here are a few Book Review Quotes:

“In my reviews, I feel it’s good to make it clear that I’m not proposing objective truth, but subjective reactions; a review should reflect the immediate experience.”
Roger Ebert

“I’ve rarely gotten a good review in my life, yet, to paraphrase Noel Coward, I am happy to console myself with the bitter palliative of commercial success.”
Steven Weber

“A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.”
Danielle Steel

“What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn’t have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight, and sometimes people say something that’s startling or is so poignant.”
Patti Smith

Not all those quotes are from book reviewers or authors but I think they still apply…

Now, courtesy of Arts and Letters Daily, here are 52 Book Review Sites ( the links aren’t purple but they do work :-) :

American Scholar Books
Atlantic Books
Australian Literary Rev
Australian Book Review
B&N Review
Book Beast
Books & Culture
Bookforum
Boston Globe Books
Chronicle Review
Claremont Review
Complete Review
CS Monitor Books
Denver Post
Dublin Review
Economist Books
Financial Times Books
Globe & Mail Books
Guardian Books
The Hindu Books
Independent Books
January Magazine
Jewish Review of Books
Literary Review
London Review
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Review of Books
Melbourne Age
Metapsychology
The Nation Books
New Statesman Books
New Republic Books
New York Review
NY Times Books
New Yorker Books
Newsday Books
Open Letters
Public Books
Salon Books
SF Chronicle Books
Scotsman Books
Slate Book Review
Spectator Books
Spiked Books
Tablet Books
Telegraph Books
Times Higher Ed Books
The TLS
University Bookman
Washington Post
Washington Times
WSJ Books

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