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Review Guidelines

Reports & Books Review Guidelines

Writing a review is a great way to share your experience of a report or book with thousands of other readers, plus it’s an opportunity for you to take part in the success (or otherwise) of a title. Reviews can make or break a title online; if it gets a positive buzz it can outperform all planned marketing and promotion of a title. That said, because reviews are so important, you’ll appreciate there need to be a few ground rules, some are obvious (no bad language) some are to save us from being sued and some are to ensure your review gets read again and again.


•Use profanity, prejudiced language or terms of abuse
•Repeat or make potentially libelous comments
•Mention web addresses, emails or phone numbers
•Post text you’ve not written
•Post material that is deliberately intended to upset other users
•Give away key plot elements or endings


•Give an honest opinion
•Tell others how the book made you feel
•Point out what you disliked or liked
•Let other readers know what books and authors would be of similar interest

Reports & Books, and other readers of the site really appreciate your reviews and we look forward to reading them.

The Reports & Books team.

The legal bit

Customers and users of Reports & Books can post reviews, participate in blog discussions and make general comments, provided it is not illegal, obscene, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties, or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of ‘spam’.

You may not use a false or fake email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content. reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit any content.

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You agree that the rights you grant above are irrevocable during the entire period of protection of your intellectual property rights associated with such content and material. You agree to waive your right to be identified as the author of such content and your right to object to derogatory treatment of such content. You agree to perform all further acts necessary to perfect any of the above rights granted by you to Reports & Books including the execution of deeds and documents, at the request of Reports & Books.

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