Review Format

Please read the Terms for Contributors here first.

After submitting your Application to be a Book Reviewer on this site, Book Reviewers International (BRI), I will email you if you are approved and will add you to this site via your registered WordPress User Name with the Role of “Contributor.” This means that you will be able to sign into BRI and create your own Blog Post with content following the Format below.  I will email you instructions on how to create a Post on WordPress.  It is easy to do. If you can’t or don’t want to create a post on WordPress, you will still need a WordPress User Name so that your name can appear on the Reviewers page.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO BE A BOOK REVIEWER ON THIS SITE

Click  HERE

 

REVIEW FORMAT FOR BOOK REVIEWERS INTERNATIONAL

1.  TITLE AND REVIEWER

[ Title of Book by Author’s name in full ] Reviewed by [ your name – first name only okay ]

Note:  your name can be your WordPress User name or your legal name in full or just your first name ( e.g. Celine ) but pick a name which will consistently be used as the Reviewer for all your reviews on BRI.

2. PUBLISHER

3. DATE OF PUBLICATION

4. GENRE OR CATEGORY OF BOOK

Please add, to the best of your knowledge, the Genre or Category of the book you are reviewing, for example Romance, Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction, New Age, Transport, History.  You can “google” or search upon “Amazon book genres” or just “book genres” if you wish to look up what is traditionally used.  You can use more than one Category.

5.  YOUR REVIEW 

Language:   Please write in English or translate into English.

Length of review:   Minimum of 300 words, not to exceed 2,200 words ( approximately 4 pages of single spaced typed text on A4 portrait orientation pages ).

Presentation of review:   if your review is lengthy, try breaking it up into Sections with headings.

For an example, see my full Review of  “The Life of Pi” by clicking  here  ).

Please use simple, easy to understand words and sentences (no highly jargonistic reviews).

NO slander or derogatory or attacking or abusive opinions will be allowed AT ALL.

NO profanity (swear words) will be allowed AT ALL.

6. EXCERPT – OPTIONAL   If you can and want to, please provide a “catchy” or appealing excerpt with a maximum of 25 words, to act as a “hook”.  This will appear in the introduction to your review article (Blog Post) on the Home page of this site, when your Review is published.   See the example below.

KINSHIP

7. OTHER BOOK INFORMATION – OPTIONAL   Helpful notes – see below for examples.

Editions:  3 known editions of this book.  The 2015 edition has colour illustrations.  There is an edition for children published by ABC publishers.

Series:   This book is 1 of a series of 13 published books.

 

8.  DISCLAIMEROPTIONAL IF YOU ARE FROM A PUBLISHING OR BOOK RELATED BUSINESS.  

SEE POINT 4 OF THE TERMS FOR CONTRIBUTORS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT A DISCLAIMER.

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9. PHOTO OF BOOK ( for the Featured photo )

Note to Book Reviewers:   please try to submit a photo of the actual book that you have read, OR provide a link to a photo of such, in your Book Review submission.

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Please click HERE for a Sample Submission.