Reasons For Leaving a Book Review
Everyone's reading experience varies, therefore book reviews are subjective. However, this does not mean that they are not of value to authors and readers. Reviews are social proof of the quality/popularity of a book. They are very helpful in enabling an author to use book promotional services e.g. BookBub. They also assist in boosting an author's visibility and sales. i.e. If you see a book with fifty reviews and one with five, which one is more likely to draw your attention? My guess is that you would be drawn to the book with fifty reviews. Authors really do value your reviews, even if in some instances may not seem like it. All that we ask is that you leave an honest review, no matter how big or small.
A review need not take much of your time. I can be just be a few lines, or it can contain a short overview of the plot, but not a detailed outline and your experience as a reader and any of the following:
- How it makes you feel.
- The good/bad aspects of the story.
- The atmosphere of the story.
- Are the characters believable?
- You willingness to read more books by the author, particularly if the book is part of a series.
- Any other aspect you feel is relevant to prospective readers.
Leave a Review
Below is a list of my books and book page links at various retailers (including Goodreads). You may leave a review at your book retailer of choice, just click on the retailer button. Please note you will need to sign in to leave a review. The review section can often be found on the lower section of the book page. Goodreads is the exception, please see the screenshot below for more information.
A Gothic Faerie Tale