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Linux Format writer's templates
Half-page book review
To critically review books about programming or open source, and give readers an idea of what the books are like.
2 WORD COUNT:
Average book review: 280 words
If there's anything you need to point out to design and production staff, label it ///DESIGN NOTE/// and put it IN CAPS at the beginning of the text in square brackets.
4 PICTURES AND BOXES:
Please ensure that the book you are reviewing has already been photographed or that there are plans for it to be photographed soon.
Aside from the Verdict box and a photograph of the book, there are no boxes or images needed in book reviews.
Enter the full book title here please. If it is very long, please leave out the subtitle.
12-15 words mentioning the author's name and introducing the review. Please avoid standfirsts that emphasise the writer over the book - these seem rather self-indulgent when used often.
Add the book review here.
///END BODY TEXT///
///LINUX FORMAT VERDICT BOX///
Please include the following elements in this order:
TITLE OF BOOK
AUTHOR: [If more than two authors, please write the first author's name followed by et al. Include middle letters and idiosyncrasies, eg Authors: Tom F Thumb and Little 'Jack' Horner]
PUBLISHER: [The name of publishing house; don't worry about 'Inc', 'Ltd' etc]
ISBN: [This is an international standard book number consists of ten digits, made up of four parts. Each part is separated by a hyphen. eg ISBN: 90-70002-34-5]
PRICE: [Recommended retail price, ideally in £, not just Amazon $ price.]
20-word summary of the book
This is your overall rating out of 10, taking 5/10 as average.
Note about ratings:
- If a book receives 10/10 overall please mark it down for a Top Stuff award. You may also - at your discretion - recommend a product for a Top Stuff award if it scores a good 9/10. Mark it simply with ///TOP STUFF AWARD/// at the top of the review.
///END VERDICT BOX///
///END BOOK REVIEW///