REVIEWS ARE THE LIFE FORCE OF A BOOK
The writing process takes an incredible amount of time. My third book, which came out last March, took me a year to write and get published.
Writing also includes a ton of self-doubt. This is something that most authors go through. Will the reader like the characters? Relate to them? Does the dialog sound natural? Are there plot holes?
No matter the fictional genre, the writer's overwhelming desire is to entertain the reader.
Hearing from you is how we know if we've accomplished this goal. We learn from our reviews. For instance, one reader said I needed to 'up the heat level' of my love scenes. I've taken the critique seriously as I'm working on my fourth book, A COLD-HEARTED VAMPIRE. This title will, hopefully, come out next year.
The days of large publishing houses, those that provide advances, advertising, and an army of reviewers are ending. Brick and Mortar stores are going out of business as more and more readers buy online. Some publishers, like mine, only sell through the internet.
In an effort to get our books noticed, authors now depend on our readers. YOU, the reader, is the most important cog in the wheel. YOU provide the necessary feedback. Every word you write about one of our books provides priceless advertising.
Of course, we hope for positive appraisals but more than that we want honest reviews. A few sentences suffice.Your opinion matters. Reviews don't have to be long essays. Take a look at this short and sweet review which I received on my latest book: A VAMPIRE TO BE RECKONED WITH. It had me glowing for days:
By Amazon Customer on May 2, 2016
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
IT DOESN'T HAPPEN VERY OFTEN BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN AN AUTHOR WRITES A SEQUEL THAT IS ACTUALLY BETTER THAN THE FIRST . IN MY OPINION FOR WHAT ITS WORTH, THIS IS ONE.
Each and every review helps an author connect with potential readers. Statistics show that buyers do check the comments on Amazon and Goodreads before they make a purchase. Additionally, reviews provide name recognition and help the author reach their target audience.
So, please, leave a review after reading a book. I promise, you'll earn the author's undying gratitude.
IT'S A WONDERFUL UNDEAD LIFE
VAMPIRE IN THE SCRYING GLASS
A VAMPIRE TO BE RECKONED WITH
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