Information Commonly Given About Books
hReview prominently doesn't include a way to markup the author of a book. This makes sense for other kinds of reviews, but it seems glaringly deficient for books. This collection of information is intended as a starting point for a discussion about how hBookReview should differ. 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.
reviews-formats has some discussion of formats for reviews, including book reviews. Some of the formats use creator as an equivalent for a work's author. Others use author, and sometimes they mean review-author, and other times work-author.
The page on book-info-formats has more information and discussion on what should be included in a book-info microformat, and how that information should be marked up.
See also Citation microformat efforts. Citation encompasses books and other creative works, so hopefully progress will be made on finalizing that format.
- 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.
- Ghost Word uses Strong to mark authors.
- Book Blog makes a span called "PostTitle" that includes the title (in a subspan) and the author.
- Book Review Blog puts title and (parenthesized) author in a link to Amazon.com.