Welcome to Day 6 of #WingWritingChallenge
Today’s topic is book reviews.
There’s so many ways I can go about writing this topic. I can post about my favorite review that I received as an author. Or as a reader, I can talk about the best/worst reviews I’ve given.
Instead, I’m going to talk about the importance of book reviews.
Imagine this. You’ve spent months writing a book. Then you spend grueling hours with editing and designing an eye-catching cover. Once the book is finally published, you have a sense of happiness. Now, you wait for the reviews to come in.
Yet, none ever do.
How many of you authors have ever experienced this?
Some writers are lucky, they get hundreds even thousands of reviews. As for me, I’m lucky if I can get just one.
These days it’s tough for indie authors to get reviews. We contact blogs and give away copies in exchange for reviews. Yet, it seems like they never come.
I don’t know if it’s because the reader is too busy and hasn’t gotten to the book yet. Or if nobody cares about writing a review.
Of course, I’m sure you’ve heard by know the importance of reviews.
Sure, the main reason is to draw interest in the book. Get readers to check out the book to see if it’s something they would enjoy.
But another reason to leave a review is to help an author hone their craft.
Even though we do the best to polish our books to perfect, a few mistakes can go unseen with the editor’s eye.
If you spot any grammar issues or problems with the story, your comments will assist the author with their writing.
So I encourage everyone to leave a review after they finish a book. It doesn’t matter if it’s short or long, just write a review talking about what you liked/disliked about the story.