Tag Archives: Goodreads

Fifty Shades of…?

I’ve talked before about the effect that both positive and negative bias can have on reviews and given a certain indie book has received a lot of attention  of late (in the UK press at least) I’ve decided to return … Continue reading

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Start of a catfight? Amazon vs. Goodreads

Towards the end of January Goodreads made a significant move away from Amazon.  In several of my posts I’ve highlighted how Goodreads is a good source of trusted reviews and a great place for readers to connect.  But now there’s … Continue reading

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When the credibility of book reviews comes into question: Part 3

Why I don’t trust Amazon reviews Any site that allows you to both review and buy/sell a book will be biased. It’s useful to have a network of friends or authors provide reviews for you, but these will always be … Continue reading

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When the credibility of book reviews comes into question: Part 2

In the rush to get the website finished I’ve been a little absent here, but hopefully that will calm down over christmas. That said, it’s just a short one here today. In Part 1 of this post I touched on the … Continue reading

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How do e-books fit in at christmas?

Well then, the christmas lights have come on already in London and it’s getting me into a festive mood…  So answer me this: How will e-books affect the way we exchange gifts at christmas? I’m a bookworm, which means 50% of all the … Continue reading

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When the credibility of book reviews comes into question: Part 1

Not all negative reviews are a bad thing… Pick a book and look it up on goodreads.com.  It can be one you liked, despised or were indifferent about, just make sure it has 100 ratings or more.  Now go to … Continue reading

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Genres (Part 2): Writing style

$Disclaimer$ – The following is not neccessarily my opinion but a collection of thoughts taken from reviews posted openly online. Following on from my previous post on rethinking genres this post covers the more general aspects such as length and … Continue reading

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