Before the invention of printing presses, typewriters, and computers, everything that needed to be written was handcrafted and unique. Everything needed to create this book, or text, or scroll, was personalised by the scribe, the bookbinder, the illustrator, and the owner.
There was nothing to compare these written words to because each had its own unique character. Before the development of writing on paper, pictures or symbols were either carved in stone tablets or painted on stone walls. Scrolls and papyrus sheets followed. Each is a work of art in its own right.
With modern technology, everything became easier and faster. Lots of books in many different genres are available to choose from. To try and distinguish books from a multitude that are available, reviews are done. Reviews can determine what book a reader will choose.
Why Reviews of Books are Important
A good review for a book can give the book greater visibility and therefore a better chance to be found on a bookstore shelf.
Reviews can create a big buzz about a new book, spreading the news that the book is a good choice to read.
A book review also gives more information about the author to encourage readers to search for other books written by the same author.
Book reviews can also be a guide towards finding a book that seems unavailable. For example, you are playing an online game and, in the book, BetTarget is given as a good source of tips and information to better your poker or blackjack game. A list of book reviews can lead to where this can be found.
Reviews and book release events help readers find what they like. A newbie gambler can find the best rated and reviewed books on casino games by reading reviews. Someone looking to start an online casino, can find business information and the best management books through reviews.