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I'm expecting to find that most book review sites list the authors' names prominently. I'm googling around for book review blogs and other book review sites. Here are some from the first two pages of Googling.

  • Metacritic's front page is a list of reviewed books, all are accompanied by the author's name. On the review page, the author's name appears in span class="subhead".
  • BookClan has reviews and discussion. No special markup of the authors, but they always accompany the title.
  • Book Blog makes a span called "PostTitle" that includes the title (in a subspan) and the author.
  • Jedi Master has two book reviews, and includes the author in the title once, and in the text in the other.
  • Mercury News Reviews has book reviews every week. No one should be surprised to hear that the authors are always listed in the subheading.


  • 800 CEO Read usually includes the author's name, but doesn't highlight it in any distinctive way.
  • Digital Web Magazine reviews technical books, and is inconsistent about mentioning authors. Sometimes the title and author are included in a pull quote, while at other times, the author is lost completely. They seem to think readers aren't interested in the authors when the books are merely technical manuals.