Readers Imagine a Digital Book Review

By Jason Boog Comment

compbook3.gifEarlier this week, GalleyCat pondered the future of digital book review sites. A number of readers weighed in with commentary, sketching out an opportunity for bookish web designers with some free time.

Patmcell wanted more ways for publishers to find online reviewers before a digital book is published: “I applaud the recognition that Herley gives to small publishing organizations. If there were a common site where reviewers could go, small press e-books about to be released could be listed as available for review.”

Lisa Amrine told perspective designers to look into aggregating digital book reviews of particular genres. “The romance genre has a plethora of online book review sites. Its the other genres that I have problems getting reviews for,” she wrote.

Debbsmith stressed that small presses would love to see more consolidation in digital book reviews: “As a small press publisher I heartily agree that having more online review sites would be great … I’m tracking down appropriate genre bloggers and getting cordial welcomes from them and lots of coverage for my titles. If only there were a kind of clearing-house site for these things.”