Book Review Program Details
Thanks for agreeing to write a review for the book you received at the last meeting. I would like to give you some information regarding the reviews. The current set of reviews is for O'Reilly and Manning. In order for our group to continue to receive books from these publishers, we need to complete all the reviews in a timely manner. If you complete the book within the next 2 months, then the book is yours and you will go onto the list of 'preferred reviewers' - which means that you will have first pick of the books next time. Otherwise, I will ask you bring it back and I will have someone else review it.
Once you have completed your review, please post it to our mailing list/forum: firstname.lastname@example.org and if you have a book from Manning, then cc Helen Trimes. If you have reviewed an O'Reilly book then cc Marsee Hanon.
Here are a few guidelines from one of the publishers regarding reviews, which may help you get started:
Manning review guidelines:
Topics to Consider:
Notes on style & mechanics to bear in mind:
Also, you don't need to praise the book if it is bad, just write a truthful review. If it is bad, give detail about why it is bad, and vice versa. Reviews are typically a couple of paragraphs, so that people get a general feel. This is not a book report. I'd rather that you finish the review then try to offer a complete critical analysis and not finish. Your feedback is important to the group and is greatly appreciated. I'll send out a reminder email before the next meeting to check on your progress.
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