A starred review is a book review marked with a star to denote a book of distinction or particularly high quality.[1][2] A starred review can help to increase media coverage, bookstore placement and sales of a book.[3][4][5]


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  4. ^ Beagle, Donald (2015). "Digital Authoring, Electronic Scholarship, and Libraries: From Walled Garden to Wilderness". In Holley, Robert P. (ed.). Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries. Purdue University Press. pp. 47–64. doi:10.2307/j.ctt1wf4dpf.9. ISBN 978-1-61249-442-5. JSTOR j.ctt1wf4dpf.9.
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