Reviews are important. Good or bad. A bad review may not break a book and a great review might not make a book, but they still make a difference. I know I never buy anything online with looking at the reviews. The same goes with books. The more reviews, the more people will be willing to take a chance on a new author or a new genre they’ve never read before. Word of mouth is a great way to find out about a book.
I’ve got a few months before my next book comes out September 1st. Over the summer, I’ve got a couple personal projects going. This, of course, is aside form writing and writing and writing! I want to make a bigger social media imprint – connect with new fans, find followers and newsletter subscribers, etc. I also want to build up my reviews on sites like Amazon.
My goal is to have a minimum of 20 reviews for each of my books. A few of them are already there. A couple still need more. I know reviews are out there – Goodreads has hundreds of reviews for my books, but not everyone posts them to Amazon as well. You may not know that you can post a review without buying the book there. The only difference is whether or not it has a “Verified Amazon Purchase” tag.
If you have ready any of my books and have not yet posted a review for them on Amazon, please do! Let other readers know what you think and help out an author. Here’s a few links for books in need of reviews.
And…if you’d like to earn prizes for reviewing books and helping me promote releases, check out my street team!