I’m asked over and over if reviews really help sell books, and whether it’s better to just ‘rate’ a book, or leave a review. The truth is, for indie authors, reviews help. They don’t necessarily sell a ‘lot of books’ but they help readers discern whether or not they might be interested in an author. And they can also play into an indie author being able to buy certain forms of advertising. Some sites will not let you advertise a book without a certain number of good reviews (good review in this case = 4 or 5 Stars).
Now, I’m NOT going to tell you: LEAVE ME A REVIEW! That’s your choice. But, if you have a mind to, a good review can make quite a difference for authors. And good reviews do not include spoilers. *grins* So, if you love my books, please consider leaving me a good review on Amazon or Goodreads, especially. I’d be very appreciative!
(Obviously, I’m NOT going to ask you to leave me a review if you’re meh or hate my work–that would be stupid of me. I won’t tell you DON’T LEAVE ME A BAD REVIEW either, but I’m not soliciting bad press, LOL).
11 thoughts on “About Reviews”
LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!! I have purchased all of them on my kobo and reread them from the beginning when a new one comes as part of the set…… With the new moonshadow bay book coming out I’ve purchased it and will read the first three again and then read the forth…… The only issue I have is lack of sleep… I get so involved I forget to go to bed! But it’s awesome and fabulous to be able to say that I’m tired cause I stayed up too late reading lol
I enjoy your works. I have read most of your series and find the ones missing due to ownership rights very unsettling. I just wanted to let you know that I am with you with my prayers to recover all your rights for your work. It’s appaling what others will do for money and take away the hard work from people who put parts of themselves into their love of writing and the way it makes a means for them to continue and live a life of fulfillment and provide for their comforts and needs. I will look forward to the day you can continue on those stories and will watch faithfully for their return to your writing venue wherever they are when they come back. I use Amazon very rarely as I worry about it becoming to big and controlling but that is my fear not yours. I hope that you continnue on the Whisper Hollow and Fly by Night series as I find the subjects entertaining, believable in a fantasty way, and very much worth the cost of entertainment to me to have something to read that is not trying to change my own values but give me some laughs in the antics you write into the characters. Please keep on writing it’s a marvelous venue for people to read and enjoy. Thank You for your talents and time.
I’ve been reading the Fury Unbound series and I really enjoy it. However, the traitor that was killed off in book 4 is magically back on the Sea -Council in book 5. What exactly happened there?
Big mistake happened there. *grins* I’ll have to figure out a way to work it into the plot.
I have thoroughly enjoyed every book you’ve written and cannot wait for your upcoming new releases! You have enchanted the world for so many! I recommend to everyone I know via real life and social media your books!
I’m a huge fan of your books and have every single one on my eReader where I read them over and over again and have even gotten many of my friends hooked onto them. You’re an amazing author!
Blessings to you and yours;
Margaretann, Love all of your work. I know you are ending the otherworld series soon and while I hate the idea I understand but I do wish you had found a way to write Chase’s story. I have re-read the otherworld books so much that some of them are coming apart. I did appreciate the time you took to sign the five books I took to the RT convention a few years ago but, alas, they too are suffering the same fate.
LOVE Ur otherworld and look forward to Ur Bedlam. VERY VERY sorry that otherworld is winding down, but understand it’s had a FABULOUS run. I also enjoyed the peak in to Bubba past look forward to more
Your work is amazing. I just joined Amazon & Goodreads so I will most certainly leave you a wonderful review. I LOVE your work.
My future daughter-in-law has been following you & a young friend of mine has named her daughter after you.
Definitely can do that. So can tell world how awesome your books are.
I always review your books, I love spreading the word about your books.