Have you ever loved a book, but didn’t leave a review because you just don’t know what to say? Well, take a click over to the Authors of Main Streets post, earlier this week, and Kristy Tate will show you the ropes. There are even some templates, on ways to write a great review.
Reviews are HUGE for authors. It’s one way we can gain new readers, a grass roots word of mouth sort of movement can happen – with luck. Also, a lot of the advertising outlets won’t take your ads, without a solid number of reviews. There is the additional benefit of allowing an author the knowledge and compliment of expressing what was done well in their piece of work.
Take a look at Kristy’s great advice and maybe that next book you read, that you love, leave a review and make the writer’s day, as well as the next reader who picks up a copy thanks to your recommendation!
Wishing you well, in fiction and real life.
Authors need reviews. We need to know that our time behind the computer screen matters. A good review is like warm, gooey chocolate—savored and enjoyed. A poor review is like a water balloon to the face—it hits like a rock and soaks you with chills from head to toe. You might dry quickly, but it’s hard to forget.
That’s why, personally, I never give less than a four star review. I know how hard it is to write a book. I know how long it takes. I understand the dedication and discipline.
I think of the star ratings as a report card.
5 stars an A
4 stars a B
3 stars a C
And so forth.
If I think a book is less than a 4 star, I keep those thoughts to myself. Unless I really hated the book, then I might spout off. I think I’ve done that…
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