I've been considering posting ebook reviews. I've bought a number of small, cheap ebooks from Fictionwise (short stories... there's something wrong with calling a document of 5000 words a "book"), and am starting to buy more from Smashwords. I intend to leave reviews at SW, where they'll be useful for other readers and it occurred to me that I might post the in my journal. Or here in the comm.
On the one hand, I think "ebook reviews" are well within the scope of the comm. On the other, I don't want it to be flooded with book recs instead of ebook discussions. Not that I have any idea how likely that is.
I've been thinking (read: cluttering up 750words.com entries) about a template for ebook reviews, including info like "what filetypes is it available in" and "how is it formatted in a couple of those filetypes" and "is it available at more than one ebook store." I'd want to include price, title, author & publisher (which might be the author). I'd include DRM info except I don't do DRM at all; that'd be a blank line on the template for me.
Should I post ebook reviews here, yes/no? Should I only do them if they're long enough to be a full post on their own, or would it be okay to list half a dozen books with two-sentence notes? Should I only post (here, or in my journal--you get to speculate on What Ebook Reviews Should Be Like, even if you don't think they belong here) for books I read all the way through or include reviews for "got to page 20; realized this is tripe; clicked the backbutton--if you like cliched vampire fic, go ahead & try it."
Not posting a poll; I want open answers. Ebook reviews: tell me what you'd like. And then tell me what you'd like that someone who has a day job might be willing to provide. If there were a template, what details would you like included? What's *really* important for you in a book review from a stranger?