Do You Review? I do!

 Today’s topic is near and dear to my heart.

When you read, do you take a minute or five minutes to write a review on Amazon or Goodreads? It’s quick. It’s easy. It helps readers. It helps authors.

When I read a book, I try to leave a review on
Goodreads and Amazon.
Here are some recent reads and reviews I posted. Notice they aren’t a mile long. Every little bit helps, but you must do more than just select the stars-write a few words.

I am an ‘Indie Author’. This means I am an independent author. I write my stories, I edit or seek my own editor, I publicize my own books-I do it all myself. I don’t have a large publishing house doing it for me. (Yet-but it is the goal.)

Royalties on self-published books are very small. Every review can help with a future sale. Every mention to a friend or family member can mean another book is sold. Spread the love and spread the word. 

Many digital books have a hyperlink in the back that takes you directly to the review sites. Do you see these, or do you close the book too soon?

Set a reminder on your smartphone for before bed each night or on your days off to write a book review.  This will help you remember when you finish a book to review it. Make it a habit.

By haleyrhoadesauthor

Haley Rhoades’ writing is another bucket-list item coming to fruition, just like meeting Stephen Tyler, Ozzie Smith and skydiving. As she continues to write romance and young adult books, she plans to complete her remaining bucket-list items, including ghost-hunting, storm-chasing, and bungee jumping. She is a Netflix-binging, Converse-wearing, avidly-reading, traveling geek.
A team player, Haley thrived as her spouse’s career moved the family of four 10 times to four states. One move occurred eleven days after my C-section. Now with two adult sons, Haley copes with her newly emptied nest by writing and spoiling Nala, our precious Pomsky. A fly on the wall might laugh as she talks aloud to her fur-baby all day long.
Haley’s under five-foot, fun-size stature houses a full-size attitude. Her uber-competitiveness in all things entertains, frustrates, and challenges family and friends. Not one to shy away from a dare, she faces the consequences of a lost bet no matter the humiliation. Her fierce loyalty extends from family, to friends, to sports teams.
Haley’s guilty pleasures are Lifetime and Hallmark movies. Her other loves include all things peanut butter, Kansas City Chiefs, St.Louis Cardinals, Star Wars, mathematics, and travel. Past day jobs vary tremendously from an elementary special-education para-professional, to a YMCA sports director, to a retail store accounting coordinator, and finally a high school mathematics teacher.
Haley resides with her husband and fur-baby in a south Des Moines suburb. This Missouri-born girl enjoys the diversity the Midwest offers.
Reach out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or her website…she would love to connect with her readers.

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