Book Reviews ~ An Author’s Lifeline

With the onset of online shopping, digital books, self-publishing, and such book reviews are an author’s lifeline. They can make or break a book. Amazon is the number one place to post reviews, and many people will go there to read reviews even if they purchase a book through Barnes and Nobel, Kobo, iBooks, and such.

I often use reviews before deciding to buy a book by an author with whom I am unfamiliar. If I see too many negative ones, most often I’ll back away. There have been a few times when a negative review enticed me to buy a book because something the review didn’t like, I knew I would.

But too many times I’ll read a review that says, “Not my genre.” Really? Then why did you buy the book in the first place?  There are right ways and wrong ways to write a book review. Fellow author Staci Troilo is posting today on the AIW Press blog on this subject. So why not hop on over to read what Staci has to say?

An Amazonian-Sized Problem | Story Empire

Good morning readers. Book reviews are a necessary evil, ahem, part of an independent writer’s life. Because we aren’t with big name publishers, we have to work harder at promoting our work. And often word of mouth, or in today’s world, online reviews are the best way for others to learn about us. Amazon (the biggest online retailer) often seems less than friendly toward Indie Authors.

Fellow author and friend Staci Troilo talks about this problem on Story Empire. Whether you are a writer or a reader, I think you’ll find the post helpful. Click the link below to read her post.

Source: An Amazonian-Sized Problem | Story Empire