Calling ALL Readers! :)

Greetings, Sunshines! Hope you are having a fabulous week of reading!

Today I want to talk about the importance of leaving a review. Even if only on Amazon.

Reviews are what help Authors. Even the reviews that aren’t all that great.

For example, let us say you read a Romance, and you give it three stars on Amazon, and your written review says it had too much sex in it for your liking.

Guess what?

You mentioning that there is a lot of sex will attract readers to the book, who enjoy a book full of sex scenes.

We all don’t like the same things in books, but even the comments you feel are negative can be useful, if written in a kind way.

Please don’t ever leave a negative review full of nothing but rant. But please be honest, as Authors (thick skinned as they are), appreciate your opinion as long as it is delivered in a logical way.

Reviews are easy to write. You can simply  leave a few sentences, you do not have to be detailed.

For example:

  • I liked it, it kept my attention
  • I didn’t like it, it didn’t keep my attention
  • I read it in one siting…

…you get my meaning. 😉

Even something as simple as saying you took it on vacation, gives those interested in the book and reading your review, a broad insight into the book.

When I say vacation or weekend book in my reviews, I hope to impress upon people that it is a good book to enjoy and relax with. A book with a good story that makes you forget the real world for awhile.

There are many places  you can leave a review such as:

  • GOODREADS
  • LIBRARYTHING
  • FACEBOOK (yes, even on your own personal page)
  • TWITTER
  • GOOGLE+
  • PINTEREST (cover photo)
  • INSTAGRAM (cover photo)
  • BARNES & NOBLE

And several other places, I have either forgotten at the moment or am not aware of.

But honestly, a simple review on Amazon with just a few sentences can mean the world to an Author. So go show them some love…

after you finish what you are reading of course! ❤

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lorraineambers
    Aug 10, 2016 @ 11:40:37

    Well written blog. It kept my interest and I read it in one sitting. 5 stars.
    (My review for your post 😘)

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  2. Robert H. Patton (@rhpatton)
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 17:50:39

    I couldn’t agree more about reviewers offering a written comment – just to lay down a few anonymous stars (on Goodreads, for example) is almost unfair and certainly unhelpful.

    A line of comment, however perfunctory and even negative it may be, at least represents an acknowledgment that there are human beings on both sides of the equation, the reader and the writer, and that for a brief moment the book was a bond between them.

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  3. Feather Schwartz Foster
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 16:48:13

    I think you might enjoy reading/reviewing my latest book: MARY LINCOLN¹S FLANNEL PAJAMAS. It is a non-fiction ­ but it is a book of real real stories about the ³old² (Martha thru Mamie) First Ladies via an item of their clothing.

    Take a look at my website. http://www.featherfoster.com.

    I think you will find whatever you need to know there. But if you have further questions, let me know. I would be happy to send you a book!!

    Regards,

    Feather Schwartz Foster http://Www.featherfoster.com MARY LINCOLN¹S FLANNEL PAJAMAS THE FIRST LADIES LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities

    From: JANUARY GRAY REVIEWS Reply-To: JANUARY GRAY REVIEWS Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2:52 PM To: Feather Foster Subject: [New post] Calling ALL Readers! 🙂

    WordPress.com januarygray posted: “Greetings, Sunshines! Hope you are having a fabulous week of reading! Today I want to talk about the importance of leaving a review. Even if only on Amazon. Reviews are what help Authors. Even the reviews that aren’t all that great. For example, let us”

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  4. nicolarendell
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 15:03:59

    Thank you for this, January! ❤️

    On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, JANUARY GRAY REVIEWS wrote:

    > januarygray posted: “Greetings, Sunshines! Hope you are having a fabulous > week of reading! Today I want to talk about the importance of leaving a > review. Even if only on Amazon. Reviews are what help Authors. Even the > reviews that aren’t all that great. For example, let us” >

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  5. CJ Soyer
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 15:02:13

    I made this one of my New Year’s Resolutions of 2016. I’m not doing as well with it as I should. I consider this post a nudge in the right direction! 🙂

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