Guilty as charged. Out of the 100+ books that I have downloaded on my Kindle and/or have on my bookshelf, I have only left a review for maybe 10%. My reviews, or lack thereof, does not attest to the quality of the book, and there are not any excuses that I can make for not taking 1-2 minutes to let these authors know my thoughts about their works of art. I'm guilty, guilty as charged.
So as an author, now that reviews matter, it is almost hypocritical of me to go into an uproar about the fact that out of 2000+ downloads, only 40 readers have left a review on Amazon. So before I ask for change, it is imperative that I also begin to make changes by practicing this sermon that I'm about to preach. Reviews are critical to the success of an author, especially a new, unestablished author. It is reviews that help readers decide whether their $5 will be best spent buying a copy of Fashionably Deceptive or at their favorite fast food restaurant indulging in what they know will be satisfying.
The old adage, "When you know better, you do better," is only fitting for this situation. Until I became an
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