Once upon a time, reviews were written by book-industry professionals and newspaper columnists, and many bought books based on such recommendations. Well-known authors’ opinions still carry weight both in the publishing industry and among readers. But with the digital age and online retail sites has come a new source of reviews: readers.
In fact, online retailers put great stock in the number of reviews―whether positive or negative―that a book receives from people who bought it. Placement of a title in the viewer lineup is affected by these numbers, and therefore sales of books increases because readers are more likely to see a book advertised. This especially impacts authors who have not become a household name (yet).
So, whatever you think of a book, please post a review with your retailer or with a site such as BookBub or GoodReads. Or even on your own blog, if you have one. You’ll be helping not only authors but other readers, as well, because they’ll have a chance to find and read the same selections you enjoyed.
Have you posted a review lately?
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