Content Generation Idea: Help your Followers and Audience: Review a Book
Hello and if you've been reading these 101+ content generation ideas I've been posting lately, then you may have read my last post on Content Generation Idea 26: Write about a Popular Movie Related to Your Industry. Well this method for content generation is very similar except that, instead of writing about a popular movie, you could write about and post a review of a popular book in your industry. A book that your targeted audience and followers would appreciate and find helpful to read a review of it. Especially if it's on a fairly popular book that is on something helpful to them they could buy and read.
And doing a book review isn't hard to do before you start having daunting thoughts, all it really takes is reading the book itself. Once you do, you'll be able to say, I read that book and I know it, I have an opinion on that book because I've read it. And then all you have to do is write about that opinion of that book. That's what a book review is!
That can be something relatively short, say, of few hundred words, something short form and compact. Or something much longer of 500+ or more words. It's completely up to you! People do like to read extensive reviews that are in detail and break down the parts of the thing or book being reviewed. Such as the different chapters, guides and information within it.
The point is, reading and reviewing books that are related to and connect your industry somehow. Such as those how to guides, manuals and other helpful advice and information books. Even novels! For novels you can just find novel books that have stories that do reflect real life things related to your industry, business or product too. Trust me, you're likely in a niche that has a lot of books, both novels and everything else that is some way related to your business or niche product.
So if you're looking for content generation ideas and you like reading books, be helpful to your followers and show your literate side, by reading books and then reviewing them as blog content on your blog etc. Your readers and those in that industry will like it, your competitors will envy you because of it, if you do it a lot as it will get a lot of traction and people (such as the authors of those books) will start following you just for book reviews eventually which means more business for you. Especially if they're on books that are related to the industry, product, service or brand they care about! Write a review about it
Why use books for content ideas?
- Books are in their plenty in every niche so you can find one that is related to yours.
- Books can be used for coming up with content ideas from the things they talk about, stories, guides etc.
- Some books are popular and reviewing them can gain you some extra exposure and attraction.
- You'll be learning something new yourself just from reading books related to your industry.
- This means you not only have many new content ideas, but can succeed in your field too.
How to Make a Great Book Review?
I got your back Jack! Just remember these points when writing your book review, for what makes the best book review. Use these points as a general rule of thumb and what to remember and you'll be knocking them out of the park every time!
- A Powerful Summary.
Your summary is usually the first thing and part of your book review that people will read. It should set the theme of the review from the start but not reveal and spoil the ending!
- A Personal Opinion.
Your review should say why you liked the book or didn't like it and why. A Recommendation. You should give some details on who else might like to read this book and why too.
- Scripts and Quotes.
You can and should use quotes or chapters, titles etc in the context of a review as evidence from the text.
- Strong Conventions.
Make sure to check all your grammar, punctuation, spelling etc as illiterate reviewers are scorned in the review industry!
Do you use books that are related to your industry for content generation ideas?
Did you even know you could do this?
Hope you find it useful!
May 5, 2017, 4:16 pm