I am thrilled to see that I already have two 5-star reviews on my new book Ramses’ Revenge, less than two days after it was published.
Reviews make such positive difference, helping the mysterious Amazon algorithms to notice the book and link it to other similar products for more readers to find.
What makes me appreciate these first two reviews so much is that I don’t personally know either of the individuals who has posted them – they have both commented my website, which is how I am able to let them know a new book is available.
It is certainly true that friends and family occasionally can be prevailed upon to read the books and say a few nice words in print. These account for less that 10% of the reviews I’ve received on my books over the years.
Of course, not all reviews are positive – it would be a boring world for sure if we all liked the same things. I had a 1-star review a few years back on one of the earlier books from someone who said reading it was a bit like going round and round the M25 and not being able to get off. (For anyone not in the UK, that’s a circular motorway around London). It made my laugh, so I couldn’t be offended.
I want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to leave me a review. Naturally, I prefer the positive ones !! And to FG and Deimos in particular, who have pushed Ramses’ Revenge out of the starting blocks – thank you.
So, if you are a reader of my books but perhaps less inclined to leave a review on Amazon, I am going to ask unashamedly for you to consider doing so. This struggling, independent and self-published author would really appreciate it. (I don’t quite live in a garret, but you get the gist!). A positive review on any or all of the books really does make a huge difference. Thank you 🙂
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