Beautifully put, and let me add that it only takes a few minutes to write a review and if you’re reading from s kindle app, at the end of the book it gives you the opportunity to review it and the app does the posting. In other words, you don’t even have to go to Goodtrads or Amazon!
Someone suggested to me recently that I should write a blog post about book reviews. It’s a great idea and I’m glad the person suggested it, because I’m always gently nudging (read: badgering, pestering) people to leave online reviews of my books and any other books they read.
Here’s why: especially on Amazon, the algorithm used to determine which books to promote is heavily based on the number of reviews a book has. In other words, the more reviews a book has, the more likely readers are to see it promoted by Amazon say, under “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought…” or “Products Related To This Item…”
The reviews don’t have to be good, they just have to be there. Quantity over quality, if you will.
Quantity over quality is not generally a good thing, but it is a good thing for people who are hesitant to leave reviews…
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