How To Get Amazon Reviews For Your First Book

I REALIZE IT’S BEEN A WHILE since I wrote anything remotely related to authoring. Yeah. It’s a word.

So, I wanted to take a moment to explain what I do to get reviews for my books.

What triggered this particular post was reading the RTE best reads of the year by Sinead Crowley. Some of the listed books are probably wonderfully written (certainly if you judged by the glowing testimonials by critics) but it’s a little depressing to see that they’ve received so few reviews, especially in the much bigger US market. Read more

Review Team – Recruitment is Open!

I LOVE MY REVIEW TEAM.

About five months ago I made a call out on my newsletter for readers willing to join.

I hope it’s been beneficial for those who have signed up to be part of the team. The reviews so far for the ROT series and Raising Lazarus suggest it has, and for that I’m grateful. Read more

Link Love – Sneak Peeks

Today I feature in an author interview over at ‘The Story Reading Ape’, run by Chris Graham.

I love it when sites offer a platform for authors to connect with a new audience. Lawd knows it’s tough enough to make the breakthrough on your own. It’s a short read and discusses why I decided to down corporate tools and dedicate a large swathe of my time to writing. You can read it here. Read more

Inverting Bad Reviews

YESTERDAY WAS A LANDMARK occasion in my author adventure.

After 71 combined book reviews across Amazon and Goodreads I received my very first 1-star. Yay!

It isn’t all roses and rainbows once your book goes live. There are always critics – some valid, others…well – perhaps a little misguided in their assertions. Nevertheless, the great ‘democracy’ that is Amazon, empowering every member with a vote, ensures your voice will be heard. That is, of course, a good thing. Read more