Monday, March 26, 2012

Quick Tip!

Today's quick tip is rating a book.  When you finish a book, rate it!  You don't have to review it, just go on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Goodreads, etc and rate the book.  Keep all your ratings on the site you use the most - Kindle? Amazon.  Nook? B&N.  Ratings will help the site 'recommend' books to you more easily.  They also help the author know, with the least effort from the reader, if you do or do not like their book.  Here is the average rating scale:

1 star = poor; hated it; would never ever read it again
2 stars = really didn't like it, but...there was still one or two things you liked about it.
3 stars = eh...neutral; I don't hate it or like it.
4 stars = like it; I'd recommend this book, but probably not read it again.
5 stars = loved it!; I'd recommend this book to all my friends and even pester them to buy it!

Most sites do not allow users to have 1/2 star ratings, so stick with full star ratings when possible.  1/2 star ratings means you're stuck between two different stars and can't really decide which it fits into best.  My rule of thumb: under 3 stars and given a 1/2 star (1-3), round down; over 3 stars and given a 1/2 star (3 1/2-5), round up.  Happy Quick Tip day!


Connie Keller said...

This is a great tip. And it really does help authors and the reading public.

HilyBee said...

Thank you Connie! :)