My goal for Indie Authors in 2017, is to really get the word out as to how important reviews are, and how easy they are to do.

The last time I checked, once an Author receives 50 reviews on Amazon, their book will start getting suggested to people who are browsing Amazon.

When I receive a book in exchange for my review, I do not read the other reviews until I have already posted mine. I do not want anything at all to influence my opinion.

However, when I am outright buying a book, you bet your bottom dollar that I look at every single review before purchasing.

Reviews and word of mouth are what helps Authors sell their books! And do you know how much Authors appreciate your reviews? It means the world to them! It means someone chose their book over a bazillion others, to read! ❤

Writing is hard work, as much as the movie industry has made it seem romantic. It is time away from family and friends, it’s a lot of tears and self-doubt. Yes, there are beautiful moments in writing, however it is still hard work.

And, Authors spending time on promoting means they have to spend time away from actually writing.


Okay, so this is where I give you a swift kick in the rump!

I hear so many readers say they don’t know what to say when leaving a review.


After this insane political season, I have fully come to realize that EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION AND KNOWS PERFECTLY WELL HOW TO EXPRESS IT!

So, don’t give me anymore excuses, and please make leaving reviews for books you read, a Resolution that you REALLY stick to in 2017!

Pinky promise?




2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. T. R. Robinson
    Nov 15, 2016 @ 12:03:39

    Hope everyone who sees this follows the advice.



    • januarygray
      Nov 15, 2016 @ 12:23:14

      I hope so too. I used to be more understanding about people feeling intimidated and unsure how to leave reviews, but after seeing political opinions freely, and clearly stated on the internet, I no longer accept excuses lol! 😉



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