Why leave a review?

Being able to say I am a published author is still pretty surreal to me. After so many frustrating years of disappointments, I feared it might never happen. I knew it wouldn’t be endless days of sunshine and lollipops after my book came out, but the many hours I spend promoting my book with no outward results surprise me.

Many people have told me they enjoyed the book, yet the reviews on Amazon.com or Goodreads are few. The bulk of my ability to be successful hinges on those reviews. I can tell people all day long the book is good, but my opinion really doesn’t matter. I wrote the book, so I’m seen as biased.

At least I’m not the only author riding this fruitless merry-go-round. Many of my author friends on facebook question how to get their readers to leave reviews. I wish I had an answer, short of walking people to their computers and pushing their fingers down on the keyboard’s letters.

We writers spend countless hours creating works that entertain you. If we did our job well, please, find our books on Amazon or Goodreads and leave a review. I promise it won’t take you nearly as long to do this as it took us to write the book.

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About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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