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Do Authors A Favour

Author Reviews

Authors spend ages writing and producing their work of art.  It can take months, sometimes years with lots of emotional ups and downs along the way.

Authors want to be able to give readers many hours of pleasure.  They want to help them to travel the world from the comfort of their chair.  So surely the least readers can do in return is to write a review.  You don’t even have to have a blog.  You can leave a review on sites like Amazon and Goodreads.  Just a few sentences can make all the difference.

Do authors a favour today.  Write a review.


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5 thoughts on “Do Authors A Favour

  1. Terry Tyler on said:

    Thank you, Sonya – sometimes when someone says on Twitter, ‘just have to tell you I read such-and-such the other day and really loved it!’, you want to say…. please, please, can you just write that on Amazon??? Very occasionally I ask, but I hate doing it!

    I think this sums it up for many readers: one of my oldest friends is one of my biggest fans and reads all mine the minute they come out (she always says she can’t believe it’s her mate writing them – after 11 books I know she’s not just being kind!) – yet it has never occurred to her to write a review. After about the 6th one I asked her if she would. She said, ‘how’? I was with her at the time, and we got Amazon up on her laptop and I showed her how. I actually talked her through it. I asked her which one she’d liked best so far, then she clicked on it it. Got to the review bit and said, ‘what am I supposed to write’? I said, ‘just say why you liked it’. To which she replied, ‘I don’t know, I just did’. Eventually she just wrote about two lines saying that she found it unputdownable and thought the characters were like real people.

    I think that’s the problem. Readers will love a book, but it just doesn’t occur to them to review, alas!!!


  2. Amen to that, Judith! It means the world to us authors! Blessings to all!


  3. Mind you, the other side of the coin is ‘please don’t write a bad review’! Although I suppose getting a few bad ones proves your reviews are from genuine readers, still we all hate getting them


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