Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.
When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:
Tears for Nanertak
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Review: Madeline McElroy
“Tears for Nanertak” by Skip Hofstrand is about a polar bear cub named Nanertak and his Mom Nanuck, who are forced to travel and move away from their home because of global warming. It wasn’t just them that had to leave; all the other animals had to leave too because of their homes melting. Some walked, some flew, and some swam. Nanuck’s tears went drip…drip…drip. They began a journey to the unknown territories. Nanuck and Nanertak stood on an iceberg watching it drip away. They soon had to swim; they tried to swim, but the lack of food there made them very weakened and they sank to the bottom of the sea. Suddenly, they were pulled up into the air through a net. They were then taken to the Arctic Zoo. It was cold and comfortable there, and Nanertak became best friends with the children.
I really enjoyed “Tears for Nanertak” by Skip Hofstrand for the water colors. If you enjoy fine art, you would enjoy this book; it is really excellent artwork. By the description of this book online, I was expecting a better story for ages 8 to 12. Perhaps it would be better for a younger audience.