Interested In Knowing More About Book Reviewing & How To Become A Reviewer
Nora Piehl
Norah Piehl is the Director of Communications and Development for the Boston Book Festival. She is also an active freelance writer, editor, and book reviewer. Her reviews, interviews, and features appear in Publishers Weekly, BookPage, BookBrowse, The Book Report Network, and The Horn Book, among other print and online publications. A former children’s bookseller, Norah has also worked in trade and academic book publishing.
By Nora Piehl
Published on June 12, 2011

Noted Book Reviewer,  Nora Piehl to Teach "Intro to Book Reviewing" Course Online This June

Noted Book Reviewer Nora Piehl to Teach "Intro to Book Reviewing" Course Online This June

Are you the life of your book group? Do you enjoy offering opinions about books on websites like Amazon and Facebook? Would you like to use your skills to get free books and build your freelance writing portfolio at the same time? Book reviewing can be a great way to break into a freelance writing career. In Norah Piehl's "Intro to Book Reviewing" class, we’ll discuss the elements of great book reviews, try our hands at writing book reviews for various genres and publications, and explore the wide market for book review writing, from traditional newspaper book pages to online book blogs.

This four-week course, which is hosted through WOW! Women on Writing, costs only $100 and includes weekly critiques by the instructor as well as peer reviews and an online discussion group. The handouts are a valuable reference source, and the assignments allow students to hone their skills and develop a portfolio at the same time.

The most recent course started on June 10, 2011, but you won't miss a thing if you sign up by June 15. More info and registration are available here: