The Perks of the Job

June 29, 2015 at 8:42 am

Since becoming a published author there have been a lot of ups and downs. Some things about this business are fun and inspiring and make me feel like I’m achieving something. Others can be a bit more challenging. But for a bookworm like me, especially one who doesn’t have much of a disposable income, there has been an additional perk.

Since becoming a published author, I’ve become involved in a book reviewing scheme, which means I am regularly given books (not ones my publisher produces) to read and review. At the moment I have five books on my bedside table, all of which I have now read and reviewed.

Of course, not all the books I’ve received are ones I would have picked up myself. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like those ones when I read them, although sometimes they can be hard to get through. However, for every difficult one, there are plenty I’ve enjoyed immensely, some of which I’d already considered buying myself but the funds wouldn’t allow it.

Also, I know how much those reviews can benefit authors. As a published author, I like nothing more when someone who loves my books puts a review up at Amazon or Goodreads or another, similar site. You might not be aware of just how beneficial it is to an author to receive a good review. We love it. If you’re a reader, and you love a book, please go to one of these sites and write a review. The author will love you for it.

If you’re interested in reading any of my reviews, you can check them out on my Goodreads page here. Also, if you review books yourself regularly on a blog or a similar site, feel free to post a link in the comments section below.