Ah, book reviews. The all too important yet dreaded rituals all authors dread. Will they love it? Will they hate it? Will the reviewer absolute eviscerate me for seemingly no reason?
The thought of reviews for any author can be daunting, but to an indie author, reviews are one of the most important aspects of marketing our writing. Currently, I am an unknown, a bit of krill in a ocean of whales and sharks. Reviews are what often convince readers to take a chance on a newbie author, especially if they are more in depth than “OMG! IT WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER!” Yes, I can convince my mom and ten of my friends to write puffy five star reviews, but does that do anything for me and what does that say about me as a writer? Continue reading