By Sarah BreenA reader’s first read experience is a big deal.
If you don’t like a book, you’re probably not going to read it again.
A reader’s experience can make a book stand out from the rest, even if the experience doesn’t exactly inspire awe.
For example, I’ve read enough books over the years to know that if I want to write a book about a certain subject, I have to find a specific writer and tell him or her how much I like his or her work.
When I found Ars, we had an easy option: a reader’s editor could recommend books and editors could offer their personal recommendations, too.
The idea is that readers, and readers like you, will buy a book from the company because they feel inspired and because they want to know if the book is worth buying.
And it works.
Ars has been publishing reader reviews since 2009.
We have a community of more than 1,300 readers, who have all helped us make our reviews better.
But there are plenty of other ways to give feedback, and we still don’t have the kind of community of editors and publishers that a reader would expect to find at a major bookstore.
And if you’re not a big fan of the new reader’s interface, it’s not a deal-breaker for you.
Ars’ review system is not a replacement for the books we review, but it’s a helpful tool that helps us give you a better read and make sure you’re getting the best books for your money.
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