Have you ever read a fantastic book, thought about leaving a review, then decided there was no point? After all, you’re just one voice among millions. No one is going to care what you think about the book. No one would even see any review you wrote.
If you’ve ever hesitated about writing a review because you don’t think your writing skills are up to it, or you can’t write reviews like they do on review sites, or for any reason at all, then you should read Kristin Lamb’s recent post: “Book Reviews: Why They Matter SO Much“.
Lamb’s post is a thorough breakdown of the importance of book reviews for both the reader (you) and the author (me) — and you may glean even more understanding into why reviews are not going to go away any time soon if you read through the advantages to authors, too.