Revenge of the Reviews
So a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, no wait, it was this galaxy. Whatever. Two years ago I did a post about the importance of reviews. And today, I'm going to talk about it again.
Authors thrive on reviews. We live for them, and our sales sort of depend on them. If you have a favorite author, nothing would give them more happiness today than for you to stop by Amazon or Goodreads and leave them a review for a book that you loved. No. Really.
Think about this. When you're shopping, for anything really, but specifically books for the sake of this blog, aren't the reviews the first or at least second thing you look at? Unless that author is an insta-buy for you, it's unlikely that you would purchase a book with a one star or no star rating. Very few new authors have a cavalry of reviewers in their corner, lining up to praise them to the world. And with Amazon's new review rules, many of our die hard fans aren't able to leave reviews any more either. If they follow us on Social Media, Amazon assumes that they know us personally and won't allow their review to post. What's an author to do?
Well, I'm doing it again. I'm begging for help. And not just for me, though of course I'd appreciate it. Next time you read a book, by any author, and you love it to pieces, stop by and write just a few lines about it. Give them some stars and let them know you care. Our livelihoods really do depend on it.