You'll often see authors requesting reviews, and you might wonder why. Are authors narcissist people who require a frequent and firm pat on the back? Quite the contrary! Most writers are also avid readers, and therefore we recognize the power of the review – good, bad or indifferent. The more reviews a book has, the easier it will be for someone first finding the title to decide if it sounds like something he or she would like to read.
Personally, I do this ALL the time. Sometimes reviews sway my decision to purchase, or not purchase, and sometimes not, but I always look at them and use the general opinion to get a feel for whether the book is one I will enjoy or not. I also leave reviews, maybe not 100% of the time, but I can safely say 90% of the time I do.
So, you see, reviews are important to the author, mainly because, they are important to the readers. How great is it that you can look up any title and see what others think of it before you purchase it? Years ago, this wasn’t an option. You might have gone on word of mouth, or just winged it and bought the book to see what you think.
This week, my novel, Current Impressions, the second book in the Never Forgotten series, is featured on Choosy Bookworm for the Read and Review Segment. If you’re interested in doing this or you know someone who might be, please share the link. This isn’t about getting 5-star reviews, this isn’t about boosting my ego, it’s about gathering realistic opinions from others readers so new readers can make an informed decision on this book. Thank you!
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