Are Book Reviews Valuable to You?

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Do people read book reviews before they purchase? For me, I first read the summary, and if interested, read a small selection of reviews. Reviews from “verified purchase” customers are the most satisfying to me. For more detail, I read editorial reviews from well known, recognizable sites such as Kirkus. Most people only read the “excerpt” posted on Amazon or other sites, but did you know there is a full page review that can be accessed buy searching the author and title? How many people read the whole review? What about you?

Full review from Kirkus for SPY BY NIGHT. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/boyer-depaul/spy-night/