Like to Read? Are You Willing to Rate or Review a Book?
I invite you to request a complimentary copy of Sweeter Than Chocolate for you to read and review.
In Sweeter Than Chocolate: Developing a Healthy Addiction to God’s Word, I show readers how to develop a love for God’s Word like our love for chocolate. Among other things, I discuss left and right-brained approaches to the Bible. Dominantly left-brained people prefer structured, detailed study. Right-brained people often find study frustrating and boring because they prefer creative, interactive approaches. These right-brained approaches easily integrate into creative forms of meditation (pondering Scripture). Both study and meditation are important, but understanding your preference will lessen the frustration and allow you the freedom to engage the Bible according to how God made you.
You don’t need to stress about the review.
By my definition, a review can take several forms:
- Post a review on your blog.
- Add a review on Goodreads or other social media.
- Endorse or recommend it on Facebook or Twitter.
- Leave a star rating on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, or other online bookseller. Yes you can leave a star rating without writing anything and the number of star ratings really helps. If you really can’t write a few words, at least leave a star rating.
- Write a couple sentences or a full review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, or other online bookseller. Star ratings are great, but reviews sway prospective book buyers.
If you can do one or more of those options to help others find out about my book, then you qualify to receive a complimentary copy.
Me? Write a Book Review?
If a fourth grader can write a book review, so can you!
Just in case you haven’t written a book review since the fourth grade, I have assembled a few tips for your convenience. I hope a little guidance might help you feel more comfortable saying “yes!” to my request for a book review.
- Keep it short. Aim for 100-450 words. I know you can write 100 words!
- Mention any relevant experience you have on the topic or genre. For example, “I’ve read hundreds of fantasy fiction books and this one . . .” or “I’ve worked in [field related to the book] and this book . . .”
- Did the book remind you of another book? Compare the book to another book you like.
- Describe how you benefitted from the book or why it mattered to you. This is probably the most important part to people reading your book review.
- Refrain from spoiling the ending of fiction by sharing too much detail.
- What did you like most about the book? Was the book worth the time it took to read it?
- Is there something you wish the author had covered or done differently? What might make the book better? A little negative is helpful because if a review is gushing all positives, it sounds fake.
Those are idea starters. It would be awkward to try to include all of them in one review. I wanted to provide ideas so you feel confident writing a book review. You can do this! Thank you!
Thank you for your interest. Feel free to invite a friend to sign up, too.
By accepting a complimentary review copy, you agree to read the book and make at least a brief comment about it on one or more of the suggested venues listed above.
Use the contact form to request your complimentary copy of Sweeter Than Chocolate.
- Mobi (Kindle)
- ePub (other readers)
- PDF (any device)
- Paperback (please provide your postal address)
I’ll respond within 24 hours with a link to download your electronic version. Paperbacks will take longer. Every time I try to shove a paperback through an Internet portal, the book shreds into bits and bytes, which then clog up the Internet. That’s why paperbacks will arrive by slow pony.