I had someone ask me if anyone can write a review on my book. Of course you can, and I would love for you to. It doesn’t have to be long or follow any kind of format. Some people just post the number of stars they gave it, and something to the effect of: ‘Loved the book’ or ‘what a beautiful story’. It can be anything you want. It’s easy, just go to either Amazon.com or B&N.com and find the book, then click on the ‘leave review’ link.
A review helps in many ways. First and foremost, it’s a great way of acknowledging an author’s hard work. Secondly, the more reviews, the more exposed the book becomes on Amazon’s and B&N’s pages. Lastly, some people actually use reviews as a deciding factor on whether or not to read a book. I have to be honest. Before I started writing, I had never written a review on any of the books I read. I had no idea the impact a review had on an author.
Funny story. I had someone leave me a bad review on Ancient House of Cards because they thought it was going to be a Spiritual Christian book. REALLY, with that cover. Had she read the back cover, or the reviews it would have told her something, and in her case that this wasn’t the book for her. Sure, lots of people don’t read reviews on a book before they purchase it, myself included. However, as a new author to many people, sometimes a review can divulge something about the style of the author that is even more intriguing then the blurb on the back cover of the book.
Now if you’re one of those people who just doesn’t want to write a review for whatever reason, that’s okay. There are other ways you can help your favorite author. Share their post with your friends or ‘Like’ their post to help boost the exposure level of it. Those are all great ways to help. Not to mention the fact that you’re even readying this blog, you just moved me up on the algorithm.
Until next month, peace out!