Whether I am speaking to novice writers or veteran authors, I cannot say this enough: Reviews Matter.
Perhaps as an author, you are okay with simply self-publishing your book and putting it online, but realistically, you want people to read it. The only way that you can get more people to read your work, is if the people who have already read your work review it.
On Amazon we’ve all seen those sections underneath books that say, “Customers who viewed this item also viewed. . .” or “Sponsored products related to this item.”
Do you know that the only way to get your book to pop up on those suggested reading links is if your book gets at least 50 reviews. Here’s the cool thing though, it does not have to be 50 good reviews; it can be a mix of good, neutral, and even bad! Yes, of course, we all want the five star review, but even a one star review is helpful in gaining visibility.
Reviews = Visibility
That is why I started offering book reviews a couple weeks ago and why I am pleased to announce that I will begin posting one book per month starting tomorrow as I work to support my fellow authors! I encourage you to do the same!
Pop back in tomorrow to read my review on L. Salt’s His Personal Reich.
If you are curious about having me review your latest book, please read my original post here: Now Offering — Book Reviews!
I also plan on sharing these reviews on my newly created GoodReads profile.
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