Writing reviews

February 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

Do you like reading? Do you like to support your favourite authors? Please, help us out and write a review at every book site you visit.
You have no idea how much your review (even if it’s only short) can encourage others to try the book themselves. When we authors ask people to buy our books it’s never as convincing as you, the reader, writing an excited review about the book you loved. Of course we’re going to say our book is great! But you can be the difference when it comes to getting the word out about our work.
When I look at my books on Goodreads I like it when people leave ratings (not so much the low ones, but never mind!) but it’s even better when they write reviews. It gives me an idea of what they enjoyed and what they didn’t. One of the most frustrating things about the one star ratings I have received is that, of the three of them, two have no reviews, so I don’t know what they didn’t like about it. Not that it would necessarily change anything if it did. Sometimes a particular author’s work just doesn’t ‘gel’ with some people.
So if you liked my book, telling everyone online with a review is a great way to do it. It’s fantastic and helpful. Please do it as much as you like!