The (Selfish) Power of Book Reviews: Reading, Citizenship, and Platform
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"Indeed, writing book reviews can further one's professional goals both inside and outside academia, not only as a service to others but in sustaining a lifetime of writing and in building a record of publication. Publishing reviews supports three distinct, interconnected areas of a writer's work: attentive, writerly reading to keep up with one's field; thoughtful engagement in the field's conversation; and connection with editors and readers... As such, this type of writing bridges academic and public writing, critical and creative impulses, and modes of writerly reading and creative writing."
Last name, First name. “Title of Chapter or Section.” Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade: Practice, Praxis, Print, Routledge, 2022. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041559-5