Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Five Fast and Easy Ways to Help an Author

I came across this meme quite a while ago, and quite frankly, I can’t remember where. (I’m glad it has the url on the bottom. At least amarketingexpert.com can get some credit. ๐Ÿ˜Š )

It summarizes perfectly several fast and super-easy ways a reader can help an author. In this day of social media and online shopping, it isn’t just a matter of writing anymore.

As the image says, reviews really do matter. This past Sunday, a woman at church told me how much she had enjoyed Amish Country Amnesia and that she had stayed up way too late to finish it. (By the way, that’s one of the best compliments you can give an author. We love keeping you up late! ๐Ÿ˜Š ) But then we talked about reviews, and she stated quite emphatically that she always reads the reviews for anything that she is thinking of purchasing.

That started me thinking about all the reviews I read as I browse online. If I’m looking at a jacket online and reviewers say that the zipper doesn’t work well, I’m much less likely to follow through with the purchase. On the other hand, if several buyers rave about the soft fabric of a knit top I’m looking at, then that will, most likely, seal the deal. Truly, though, I find reviews as simple as "I love it!" helpful.

Thank you for reading books! I appreciate you!

Q4U: How much do reviews influence your purchases?

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1 comment:

  1. I think for me, I'm more inclined to buy a book or get it from the library if the book has a great review from other people. I do book reviews and I try to be fair and objective when write them. I used to not want to give bad reviews because I was afraid I would hurt an author's feelings but I also have learned I'm not attacking the author if I give a negative review.


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