I had a great review for my book Love’s Child recently on Amazon. Giving and author a good review for a story you’ve enjoyed is like handing them a rainbow!
Coming to the end of a book and then seeing the ‘rate this book page’, is usually enough to send most people screaming from the room, quite possibly throwing their Kindle into a drawer without a backward glance as if it was made of molten lava!
From an author’s perspective, spending months and often years writing a story and then seeing a review where someone says they have enjoyed the story, is enough to warm their soul and support them on their writing journey.
I read and review many lovely books and have just started adding a few of them to this blog. Amazon requires a title for it’s review, then simply one or two sentences to say what you liked about the story. It can be as detailed as you like, or literally…’A great read!’ or ‘I enjoyed the story. Give it a try!’ These few words might be enough to entice another reader to discover the work of an author they haven’t seen before and they generally mean the world to the person who wrote the book.
The author might use your quote in marketing material, on their website or blog, or print it in the back of their next book. If you have a blog or website yourself and post your review there, the author may tweet or reblog your content, which could help with your own viewing figures.
Make an author smile today. Leave a review and help a reader find their new favourite story. Thank you 🙂
Here are some amazing blogs:
D.E Howards blog. Dawn Delivers: Love’s Child book review.
When Angels Fly. Blog by S. Jackson and A. Raymond: Finding Gina book review.
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Hi Lizzie! Great post! I love your opening statement.🌈 I plan on reading more books and writing more reviews this year. Wonderful reviews. Congrats!😊
Thanks Vashti. It is such an amazing feeling to hear someone enjoys reading my work.
I can’t wait to read and review more books his year too. Thanks for stopping by!
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That must just be the best feeling Lizzie. 🙂
It really is! Thanks for stopping by today.
I include a CTA (call to action) at the back of each book I publish, requesting a review and including a link to HuffPost on how to write a review. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-m-brown/how-to-write-a-book-review_b_5187212.html
My New Year resolution this year is to write a review for every book I read. Why demand something if you’re not willing to do it yourself?
Here’s to good reviews and many sales!
Thanks Cheryl. Some great advice there. I review every book I finish in the hope that it helps someone else discover a new read. Wishing you great success with your writing.
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A lovely post and a splendid book review.
Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by. Have a great day.
Thank you for stopping by!
A good review is definitely the way to make an author smile. Congrats on your reviews, Lizzie! 🙂
Thanks Mae. Great support from talented authors like you and all of the wonderful people at the RRBC book club puts a big grin on my face too!
Reblogged this on When Angels Fly.
Thanks for the fabulous reblog!
Love you, and your blog!
Love this post, Lizzie. I always say that getting a good review is like getting a bouquet of roses!! 🙂
You wrote it right!
It’s such a great feeling isn’t it? The thought that the hours of writing have made someone else happy too is amazing.