The other day I wrote a review on Amazon for a book I liked. Not long after, I got a message from the Big Zon saying that my review helped another customer shop for the book!!
I was thrilled, I mean how cool is that? I kind of sold a fellow writer’s work! Where’s my commission?
Amazon ranks someone’s book according to customer ratings and reviews. Meaning every time you review a product (and that is any product, not just books), you boost it up on the rankings. Which equals better exposure for someone’s work.
(By the way, Amazon just bought the world’s largest reviewing website: Goodreads. So yeah, reviews are EXTREMELY powerful little things. Side note: One day the big 6-5 will merge into one with Amazon and form THE GREAT AND POWERFUL ZON, you’ll see. By the way again, ‘Oz, The Great And Powerful’ was a really good movie…)
*Ahem* anyway, if there’s an author you think deserves exposure, a story that you want others to know about, write an Amazon review. You don’t need to step over egg-shells and write the bestest, kindest review in the world. All you need to do is write a balanced review of someone’s work. Be nice but be true.
And if you didn’t like the book at all, be honest. But personally, I try to keep in mind someone spent labored hours on that project, and if I can’t find one good thing to say about it, then I
- Say nothing at all OR
- Say something but in a professional, considerate way
I certainly did not trash Twilight on Amazon…as much as I wanted to.
Now, *clap of hands*did you know that if you subscribe to my mailing list, you get a FREE SHORT STORY?
A supernatural romance formatted to kindle and all? YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE FIRST CHAPTER HERE.
If you liked it, then BE COOL and subscribe!
Disclaimer: I won’t spam you or anything. You won’t receive blog updates either (you need to follow my blog for that one)
But maybe in a couple of months, I’ll write you an email that says ‘Hey, my book is out, and I’m looking for awesome reviewers. Or maybe you’d like to participate in a cool giveaway? You know what, I’ll just give you ten thousand dollars because you’re pretty.’
Wouldn’t want to miss that, would we?
And if you end up finding the time to read my story, and if you do like it, let me know! And if you think the story is total crap, well, you are hereby cursed!!!! Just kidding.
Or am I?
Since we’re on the subject, what was the best book you’ve read recently? Did you write an Amazon review for it?
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