Skip to main content

Reader Monday on Why Leave a Review!


Happy Monday! That means that it's READER MONDAY!! I'm excited to introduce a very cool reader, Jean Segal, to the mix! I met Jean on line. She is an amazing reader and reads a lot. 

As an Indie author, I take every single necessary step to make sure that my novels are just like traditional author's novels, from hiring a top-notch editor to amazing cover artists. BUT the one thing I do and suggest to a lot of Indie authors is to put a link in the back of the book that will immediately take the reader to a page where they can leave a review.

Reviews are so important to authors, especially Indies. Good or bad, I always BEG my readers to leave a review. I'm excited to know that Jean has taken advantage of this option! 
All my life I read books and never even gave it a second thought to write a review until I got my Kindle. 

At the end of each book it would ask me to review the book. At first I would disregard the request and went on to read the next book. Each time I went on Amazon looking for free and inexpensive books to load on my Kindle I would read the reviews to see what other people thought of the book before purchasing it. It wasn't until after reviewing one on Tonya's books that it clicked.

Since then and after joining Tonya's Street Team I've learned a lot. One thing I've learned is that authors want honest reviews. They want our honest opinion of their books. Now when I read a review that peaks my curiosity about a book and helps me decide to buy it on Amazon I let them know.  When I get done reading a book I try to review as soon as possible while it's fresh in my mind. I try not to start the next book until I've written my review.

Since joining Tonya's Street Team I've gotten to know lots of new authors and enjoyed many of their books My "to be read" list just keeps growing.

I am currently reading Angel in Flight by Gerry McCullough. I won this book on Tonya's blog in December. It's a great book so far. When I finish reading it I will be sure to write a review.

What about you? Do you use the clickable link and leave a review after you finish a book?

Comments

  1. In most cases, I write up a little something on the books that I have read.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I review children's books and I agree, reviews are terribly important. I really like your suggestion of putting a link at the back of the book. I hadn't thought of that for my own. I shall be definitely going over to Amazon and doing just. Thanks for a great article :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I try to always leave a review once I have finished a book; that way others and the writer can know what people think about it and if they might like it or not.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Reviews are what helps indie authors more than anything. It's human nature that we trust the opinions of others more than anything else. A 5-star review is better than a thousand ads, and it only takes a few minutes

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries Chapter One

One

“A campground?” I gulped back a good hissy fit, because no one could ever underestimate the power of a good hissy fit, something I’ve tried really hard not to do in years. “As in tiny little metal houses and port-a-potties?” ​ “Well, I think they have a toilet in them” said Stanley Shelton, my lawyer. He eased back in his big fancy, wingback leather chair with his elbows resting on the wooden arms and his fingers drumming against each other. The grey pinstriped suit was of the finest materials and the nice crystal cufflinks were the touch it needed that screamed successful lawyer. “I think the toilet is small, but you’re small.” He rubbed his hand over his bald head and then proceeded to draw his hand over his mustache and beard. ​ I tried as hard as I could to keep it together, but my composure was under attack. ​ “What about my house in the Hamptons? I’ll just go there.” I let out a sigh of relief. It was a perfect plan. “I’m desperately going to miss the New York City apartment, …

Dependable, Smart, and Caring!

Great Escapes Blog Tour for Ax to Grind by Tonya Kappes
Ax To Grind (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)by Tonya Kappes Ax To Grind (A Kenni Lowry Mystery) Cozy Mystery3rd in SeriesHenery Press (September 19, 2017) Paperback: 256 pages ISBN-13: 978-1635112474 E-Book ASIN: B0731M7RRM Southerners keep their secrets swept under the rug, but what happens when that rug goes up for sale? Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon. When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misst…

Two Dames on a Mystery Train

The 2017 Two Dames on a Mystery Train started off with a fun ghost walk through the town of Lockport, NY. 
Be sure to check back for more fun train photos and check out the website!
https://twodamesonamysterytrain.blogspot.com/