Leave a Review please! Show Authors some love (or not), just leave a review!


Authors truly do want to hear from you! Most take Constructive Criticism well, and they want honest feedback.

It does not take any time to leave a review. Just mark how many stars you want to give it, and simply say you liked it or not.

Even better if you say why you liked/disliked it, but just one sentence is helpful.


Here are the stars and a basic overview of what they mean. Please DO NOT give an Author one star because your book did not download properly or your hard copy arrived late. You need to take that up with Amazon Customer Service, or whatever service you used to purchase the book.

Not all negative reviews are bad. Some people like reading about the things you did not.

For example:

I was shopping for a purse/tote bag online, and one of the reviewers hated it because she thought the bag was too big. BIG is exactly what I was looking for! 🙂

Once an Author hits 50 reviews on Amazon, Amazon shows their book more.

So please, please, please, take just 10 seconds to give stars and a quick sentence or two about EVERY book you read!

Thank you!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AuthorIrisChacon
    Nov 18, 2016 @ 11:42:54

    Reblogged this on Author_Iris_Chacon and commented:
    Yesterday I read somewhere that Amazon will begin featuring a book if it has 75 reviews or more. I like 50 better, so lets go by January rules! 🙂
    Thanks for a lovely, helpful post.
    Iris Chacon

    Liked by 1 person


    Nov 14, 2016 @ 02:00:17

    As a writer, every piece of honest, constructive criticism about my books, is always welcome; just so helpful as feedback.

    Liked by 1 person


    • januarygray
      Nov 15, 2016 @ 09:38:31

      Yes, as long as it is constructive I’m fine with anyone’s opinion. Sometimes I see things, where the person says, “This authors should never write again,” and other mean things. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person


      • TGHSLG
        Nov 15, 2016 @ 18:42:09

        I agree with you, those kinds of comments are not helpful in any way. Detailed critiques as to why a reader did or did not like a story in terms of storyline, characters, pacing, length etc are what I find useful.


  3. Christy B
    Nov 09, 2016 @ 12:59:36




  4. T. R. Robinson
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 12:37:01

    Only polite to do so. Especially by fellow authors.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. angiedokos
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 11:31:24

    Reblogged this on Angie Dokos.



  6. Karen
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 10:54:20

    Reblogged this on My train of thoughts on….



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