|01-07-2010, 09:23 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Device: Kindle 3|iPad air|iPhone 4S
I had no idea that Kindle book reviews were different from other Amazon reviews. Thanks.
I almost always take advantage of samples unless I already know the author. It's usually important for me to like the style of writing and to get an idea of whether this book might be for me. After I got over the 'honeymoon period' of how cheap books are in USA and I just bought them if they looked okay, samples and a little bit of restraint have really saved me some money.
For non-fiction (mostly cookbooks so far), I've taken advantage of books.google.com if Google had previews of the book. For non-fiction it's usually nice to see more than the first 5-10% of the book.
|04-16-2012, 04:22 PM||#17|
Join Date: Apr 2012
So, ahem, where can I find one of these sites?
|04-17-2012, 10:17 AM||#18|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, Kindle Touch
Yeah I definitely go with goodreads reviews, not amazons.
|04-17-2012, 01:33 PM||#19|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: nook, kindle 4 NT, kindle PW2, iPhone, iPad mini
For indie/self-pub books rely only on the negative (3 star and under) reviews.
Goodreads has the same problem Amazon does on low-circulation indie titles; also, some readerships are generally uncritical (m/m romance reviewers, I'm looking at you).
If a price is associated with the book, sometimes you have to try the free sample to see if the writing is competent.
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