I cannot force anyone to write one, or corner readers by giving them a copy IF they promise to write one. It’s not fair, we are all different in how we feel about what we read as well as what they think a review looks like.
Just to be clear, Authors look forward to reviews, honest reviews. There are 1-star reviews that dislike a book for all the elements I intentionally wanted in my story. That tells me I did capture that element, and deep down, I expected it to not appeal to everyone. Then we have the 5-star one-liners of “enthralling” or “good read” and these boost an author’s morale to keep at it as well as leave future readers curious to know what sort of book would prompt such statements.
Despite it all, we are burdened with the weight of the digital age where hidden algorithms decide who is worthy of certain ranks or get pushed into the marketing frontlines for the public to see. One way we can achieve this is the number of reviews… but we can’t just magically make them appear. That takes the readers to do their part to give us those honest remarks and excited one-liners. Every one of you matter to us both on a personal and professional manner, whether we like it or not. T_T
So please, look to your libraries, digital and physical, and take a moment to leave a comment, a rating, a single word or essay, as to what you thought of their book. We cannot grow, we cannot improve, we cannot move forward without knowing how we left our readers feeling after sharing our stories. Spread the love! ❤
Leave a Book Review today. I suggest Goodreads and Amazon as wonderful starting points to do so: