My thinking board
My thoughts about this & that...
Makes me wonder
According to the author grapevine:
A monster has been created!
Reviews were meant to be a tool that readers could use to give their opinion freely and without pressure.
I did a reader survey recently:
I would love to have hundreds of reviews on each of my books, which author wouldn't? For me, this is the only feedback I get on my stories besides my editor's notes on what I did wrong. Grammar mistakes, sentence structure and so on.
However, realistically, I can't expect the opinion of every reader. But when a rare review pops up on my books, it makes me happy.
I appreciate every single feedback, good or bad (lucky me, so far I only have good reviews)
I will not beg or pay for reviews. I've been giving out ARC copies or run promo days on selling sites, but I don't go crazy over not getting reviews for the free or discounted books.
Hopefully, my books remain to be noticed by readers even with only a few, or no reviews.
Erika M Szabo
Author of urban fantasy, magical realism novels and children's books,
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