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, courtesy of Outskirts Press:
Beauty Makes a Stand
by Trinette Nash Thompson
Publisher: Outskirts Press
The author Trinette Nash Thompson was inspired to write about Beauty because she is a young woman who faces struggles, and obstacles, and challenging situations on every turn because of the color of her skin. And it’s sad to say that in 2015, many people today are going through what Beauty has gone through. By writing about Beauty the author knows that the message of strong faith, in God, strength, perseverance, can bring about change just like it did in Beauty’s life. So as you read about Beauty understand her story and if you can bring about change in someone’s life by standing for what is right then make that stand. This author understands and can relate to the struggles of racism, because of the authors own struggles with being judge because of the color of her skin. This author knows firsthand the problems that it causes in families, on jobs, in school, in the world. So as you read Beauty’s story open up your heart and understand her life. The author feels that this book will be a help to many and give strength, and encouragement.
Beauty is about a young woman in her twenties who is a very smart, educated college graduate with a master’s degree in engineering, who has to negotiate to find her place in the working world because of the color of her skin. Beauty not only stands up for her place in the working world, she stands her ground in relationships, and her family life. She knows that because of the color of her skin things will not always be easy, but she is willing to fight for what is hers. As you read about Beauty and the struggles she faced, be encouraged because she teaches that trials don’t last always. Sometimes in situations you have to make a stand no matter what, just like Beauty did. The world is full of people with different races, skin tones, different religions and backgrounds. This world is not built on any one color. That is the beauty of it. We are people from all kinds of backgrounds, nationalities, and skin colors, and we have to live together in society. So, Beauty makes her stand against racism and the unfairness of the world. Maybe you are encountering some type of injustice. Through prayer you can overcome.
[ reviewed on the Outskirts Press bookstore ]
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