Imagine walking blindfolded into a room. You tell a story and at the end there is silence.
Feeling a bit worried? Well, that is what it’s like for authors.
We know you have our books. We know some of you have even read them. But, without reviews, it’s like that silent room.
Don’t write reviews because:
“I would, but I don’t know what to say.”
“I don’t like doing reviews, it takes so much time.”
“I didn’t like the book. I don’t want to be mean.”
I’ll admit it, I have said those things before.
However, writers depend on reviews. Reviews not only lets the author know how they’re doing their job, it helps others decide whether to buy the book or move along to another book.
My own book has a whole 5 reviews. I had to nag a certain person to review the book regardless that they didn’t particularly like the genre, but didn’t hate the story.
So how can you help an author out without having to do much work? Use the KISS (keep it simple stupid) method.
A review doesn’t have to be more than a sentence or two. Really. It can be as simple as I loved the book. Or worst thing I’ve ever read.
If you want to make it super simple…copy and paste one of these comments if you liked the book:
Great story. I’d recommend this book to people who like [fill in the blank – vampires, clean romances, JD Robb books]
And if you didn’t like the book:
This book was not for me. This book would appeal more to fans of [fill in the blank – romance, westerns, JD Robb]
There you go.
Now, get on Amazon and leave a quick review on the latest book you’re read.