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ERIC Number: ED511473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 109
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1017-7
Writing Reviews for Readers' Advisory
Hooper, Brad
ALA Editions
Reviews are an important resource for readers' advisory and collection development. They are also a helpful promotional tool, introducing patrons to what is new on the shelf. This resource includes: (1) Tips for writing strong, relevant reviews; (2) Different ways reviews can be used to promote your library; and (3) A chapter by Joyce Saricks covering the how-tos of reviewing audiobooks. Whether the ultimate goal is writing for a library website, book club, or monthly handout, or freelancing for a newspaper, magazine, or professional journal, readers will find plenty of ideas and insight here. Chapters of this book include: (1) Marketing through Reviewing; (2) Reviews versus Criticism; (3) Two Kinds of Reviews: Before Publication and After Publication; (4) What Is in a Book Review?; (5) What Makes a Good Review?; (6) What Makes a Good Reviewer?; (7) Review-Writing Workshops; and (8) Writing Audiobook Reviews (Joyce Saricks). Appendices include: (1) Writing Annotations; and (2) My Favorite Reviewers. Preface, Bibliography, and Index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A