There are a couple of things guaranteed to make any writer’s day. Sales and reviews. Sales are wonderful and it would not be honest to say otherwise, but that is not always the biggest gift for a writer… anyone can buy a book, but what we really want to know is whether they enjoyed it.
Not everyone feels they know how to write a review. Rosie Amber has a very useful set of review templates on her site that offer a way to write a simple or in-depth review. These are exceedingly useful to any potential reader who looks at them.
From the author’s perspective, a single line works just fine and can have
me them whooping like idiots:
More is good too and we can learn a lot from constructive criticism and critique. We might smart a bit at some of it. We may not always agree… but we would have to be exceedingly ungrateful not to take note of genuine points that a reader might raise.
As an additional bonus, it is only when there is a goodly volume of reviews that Amazon takes note and starts promoting the book through its own channels, so if you have enjoyed a book and leave a review, you may actually be helping bring that book to the notice of a wider public.
Make a writer’s day.
Leave a review!