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Books Review FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Books Review.

This FAQ about Books Review was compiled and written by brock@ucsub.colorado.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-1. What materials may be reviewed here? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
Any book, fiction or non-fiction, whether published many years ...
-2. What is a review? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
A review consists of evaluative commentary on the work by ...
-3. Are there standards that each review must maintain? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
The only standard is that the review be fair and well written. ...
-4. Can this area be used for book publicity? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
Absolutely not. This is not an area for book publicity ...
-5. Can those reviewing textbooks make recommendations for their use in classes? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
Since almost every college and many public schools in the ...
-6. Can this area be used for discussion of books? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
There are newsgroups just for book discussions: rec.arts.books,...
-7. Can people send reviews to rec.arts.books.reviews that are written by others?
Yes, as long as it is credited to the person who wrote it....
-8. Can the reviews posted here be downloaded and used in other media, such as newsletters, and print and electronic magazines? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
This is a decision to be made by the individual reviewer. ...
-9. Can people post requests for books they are looking for? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
No. Searchers will do better by posting their requests ...
-10. Can people ask for reviews of certain books? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
They may do so in rec.arts.books or alt.books.reviews, but if ...
-11. Can reviewers post profiles of themselves? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
Yes, this is a good idea. If this is done, the credentials of ...
-12. What else should reviewers do if they post a review here? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
If a review is posted here, please send two copies of it to ...
-13. Is there any way one can find out how many times a certain book has been reviewed? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
More than one review of a specific book has happened several times,...
-14. Do the reviews have to be in English? (rec.arts.books.reviews)
No, but reviewers in a language other than English will want to ...
-15. Are there archives of book reviews on Native American topics?
Yes. Book reviews are part of the archive at ftp site:...
-16. I review science-fiction books and post the reviews to rec.arts.sf.reviews, which is also moderated. How do I avoid the conflict of sending reviews to two moderated groups?
Those sending reviews to other moderated groups should send a ...









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