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Anonymous Patron writes "Based on their survey of more than 100 editors and agents, authors Dee Power and Brian Hill concluded that, contrary to prevailing opinion, book reviews take â€œnearly last placeâ€? as a way of marketing booksâ€”behind more important factors such as the writerâ€™s track record, writing quality, timeliness of topic, fan base, word-of-mouth and the authorâ€™s own promotional efforts. But thereâ€™s a bit more to the story than that blanket judgment suggests.
The Book Babes: Does the Worth of Reviews Lie in How Many Books They Sell?"