Once upon a time, the only book reviews that really mattered were in the New York Times and similar nationally recognized publications. That has been changing as social networks have made it easier to find recommendations and evaluations for just about anything from people you know and, presumably, trust.
This new, more democratic sifting resource has developed its own challenges, however, as fake reviews by companies paid to provide them have proliferated.
What's a reader to do?
As a writer, I need honest, impartial, reviews of my work to both provide me with helpful feedback and to spread the word among those who may find my books of some value. I never know what I'll get of course, and when someone really likes my work, it makes my day.
That happened this morning when I saw a review of my newest book, and first non-fiction effort, "Getting Past Getting Lucky." You can find the review by clicking here...