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.