Have you ever wondered why authors often ask readers to post a review after reading one of the author’s books? If so, here are a couple of reasons of which you may not be aware:
1) Authors write books to bless readers by entertaining them with stories, inspiring them with truth, and offering solutions to their problems. When a reader does not know abou t an author’s book, that reader will miss out on the personal blessings of that book.
One of the chief ways authors get the word out about their books is through reader book reviews. You, the Reader, are the primary means of promotion for a book. Whether it is by word-of-mouth or by writing a review, your opinion. carries a lot of clout.
A book review does the following for an author:
__It lets other readers know about the book.
__It helps prospective readers decide whether or not to purchase the book.
__It expands the author’s circle of influence which, in turn, helps more readers.
__It helps the author earn a living, or at least to pay some bills.
2) Authors invest a great deal of time, energy, and money into creating and producing a book. Independent (aka indie) authors especially now bear the expenses that traditional publishers used to bear. For example, indie authors pay high prices for editors, illustrators, formatters, and marketers to get their books out before the reading public.
When you publish a short review of their books, you are doing your favorite authors a great favor. And you are doing yourself a great favor as well. You are resaping the joy and satisfaction of promoting the cause of good books that will enhance the lives of readers.
So, on behalf of authors eerywhere, thank you, dear Reader, for posting reviews of our books. We could not do this writing / publishing thing wihtout your valuable help. You are the BEST!
Now it’s your turn. Do you like to write book reviews? Why or why not? Please leave a comment in the comment box below. Thank you!
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Thanks and Blessings,
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MIRACLE IN MILAN Finalist in the 2022 Reader’s Choice Award Contest
A young female auditor discovers convincing evidence that the man she loves is an embezzler.
MaryAnn Diorio writes award-winning fiction from a quaint small town in southern New Jersey where neighbors still stop to chat while walking their dogs, families and friends still gather on wide, wrap-around porches, and the charming downtown still finds kids licking lollipops and old married folks holding hands. A Jersey girl at heart, MaryAnn is a big fan of Jersey diners, Jersey tomatoes, and the Jersey shore.
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