Book Review Criteria

Price per page
0.01 to 0.05 cents per page or less -> 10
0.06 to 0.09 cents per page -> 9
0.10 to 0.13 cents per page -> 8
0.14 to 0.17 cents per page -> 7
0.18 to 0.20 cents per page -> 6
0.21 to 0.23 cents per page -> 5
0.24 to 0.26 cents per page -> 4
0.27 to 0.30 cents per page -> 3
0.31 to 0.35 cents per page -> 2
0.35 to 0.99 cents per page -> 1

Popularity
Amazon rank < 5,000 -> 10
Amazon rank < 10,000 -> 9
Amazon rank < 25,000 -> 8
Amazon rank < 50,000 -> 7
Amazon rank < 100,000 -> 6
Amazon rank < 250,000 -> 5
Amazon rank < 500,000 -> 4
Amazon rank < 750,000 -> 3
Amazon rank < 1,000,000 -> 2
Amazon rank > 1,000,000 -> 1

Book Quality and Formatting
Book that is in Latex, good binding, nice cover, and well laid out -> 10
Book has above average organization and Latex -> 9
Book looks kind of funny like equations in Microsoft Word -> 8
Book has organizational issues and poor table of contents -> 7
Book looks like it has not been edited -> 6
Book not really edited and poor formatting -> 5
Book low quality and pages fall out -> 4
Book is low quality and binding easily falls apart -> 3
Book is bad -> 2
Book is really bad -> 1

Classic
Book every self-respecting physicist should own -> 10
Book every physicist should have read -> 9
Book every physicist knows is good -> 8
Book that is generally popular -> 7
Book that is not so popular but still good -> 6
Book that is of average popularity -> 5
Book of below average popularity -> 4
Book that nobody knows of -> 3
Book you should try to sell off -> 2
Book you should throw out -> 1

Content Selection
Book core topics plus lots of original topics -> 10
Book core topics plus some original topics -> 9
Book only addresses the core syllabus topics -> 8
Book has good topics but missing some of the core topics -> 7
Book has average topics -> 6
Book has only core topics but is missing some core topics -> 5
Book is mostly off topics -> 4
Book contains poorly chosen topics -> 3
Book contains really poorly chosen topics -> 2
Book is off of the syllabus and talks about the wrong topics -> 1

Learning Power
Book covers really hard topics and makes them easy -> 10
Book covers hard topics and makes them easy -> 9
Book covers average topics and makes them easy -> 8
Book only covers basic topics and makes them easy -> 7
Book makes easy topics difficult to understand -> 6
Book makes average topics difficult to understand -> 5
Book makes hard topics difficult to understand -> 4
Book is very hard to read -> 3
Book is impossible to understand -> 2
Book teaches false things -> 1

Insight
Book is of outstanding merit -> 10
Book is of great merit -> 9
Book is of above average merit -> 8
Book is of average merit -> 7
Book is of below average merit -> 6
Book is of poor merit -> 5
Book is of low merit -> 4
Book is of very low merit -> 3
Book is of no merit -> 2
Book is of negative merit -> 1

Problem Selection
Book has truly outstanding original problems -> 10
Book has great problems -> 9
Book has good problems -> 8
Book has above average problems -> 7
Book has average problems -> 6
Book has below average problems -> 5
Book has poor problems -> 4
Book has bad problems -> 3
Book has ill-posed problems -> 2
Book has no problems -> 1

Examples
Book has outstanding examples -> 10
Book has great examples -> 9
Book has good examples -> 8
Book has above average examples -> 7
Book has average examples -> 6
Book has below average examples -> 5
Book has below average examples doesn’t help you do the problems -> 4
Book has bad examples -> 3
Book has incorrect examples -> 2
Book has no examples -> 1

Overall
Outstanding book, wouldn’t sell it -> 10
Great book, wouldn’t sell it -> 9
Above average book, I would like to own -> 8
Average book, I would keep -> 7
Average book, looking to sell -> 6
Below average book, looking to sell -> 5
Poor book, looking to sell -> 4
Poor book, not even worth selling -> 3
Poor book, not worth keeping with my other books -> 2
Poor book I might as well throw it out, firewood -> 1