Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Writing Wednesday: Book Reviews?
Anyway, I just finished writing out a review for the book I finished yesterday. I've posted it to Amazon and have it scheduled to run here on the blog next Monday. Reviews are important, as they help readers decide which books are worth buying, or bring new books to a reader's attention. I may not review the best sellers I read, since those books are already getting the attention, but for indie authors I enjoy, I'm happy to take the time to help spread the word.
... and then I started thinking about gathering reviews for my own books.
I found out this week that Crescent Moon Press doesn't send ARCs out for review. The authors have to do this for themselves. One of my fellow authors emailed me her list of review sites that she sends to, and I guess I have additional research to do, as there are probably good places for YA reviews and even places that favor mermaid books...
Do you read reviews to help make your purchasing decisions? Does a review on a blog get you excited for a new author?
Are Amazon reviews more important than Goodreads reviews? In your opinion, what holds the most sway over a reader?