Aside from buying books,the best thing readers can do for an author is take the time to write a positive review after finishing. It’s an important part of the industry, but hard for authors to market as it sounds self-serving.
I’ll admit, I don’t know if it’s true for product reviews, but I sense it would be the same. Afterall, a great buzz generates more interest. I remember a couple decades or so ago I remember my mom coming home with a Thighmaster simply because she heard all the comments and was curious enough to purchase it. Word-of-mouth works, and in our cyber society, reviews are an important tool.
Did you know reviews could brighten your day as a reader? I didn’t. I was having trouble settling my mind one night and decided to
stroll read stalk through Facebook. One of my friends offered a link and encouraged everyone to read, saying the reviews were funny, hysterical, and a mood lifter.
What was it for?
The Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer.
I’m not kidding.
As I type, there are over 3,000 reviews. Yep, for a banana slicer.
I’m not going to spoil the fun. You have to go there yourself.
Do you need a banana slicer? Maybe. Maybe not.
But on this winter’s day, I think we all could use a smile.
When finished, do something uplifting for an author and write a positive review for a book you enjoyed.
Let’s making smiling contagious!