Authors & Reviews

All authors, whether well known and traditionally published or an independent (indie) self-publishing one, value reviews. Without question these assist discoverability. They may also form the backbone for some publicity and marketing campaigns. In many ways they have taken over the role of word-of-mouth recommendations that used to be the mainstay for discoverability. Whether an … More Authors & Reviews

Writing Reviews

Though this discussion will concentrate upon the writing of book reviews, many of the principles will apply equally to the writing of reviews for other products. Who reviews are for and what readers would like to gain from them has been previously discussed in Reviews – What Wanted? This discussion is intended to enlarge upon the … More Writing Reviews

Sleeping with the Blackbirds by Alex Pearl

Please note: this book is classified as ‘YA’ (Young Adult), which is an unusual review genre for this website. It may help comprehension of subsequent comments and observations if the official synopsis is set out first. ‘About Sleeping with the Blackbirds: Eleven-year-old schoolboy, Roy Nuttersley has been dealt a pretty raw deal. While hideous parents … More Sleeping with the Blackbirds by Alex Pearl