This particular segment is for readers as well as reviewers. Before I reviewed books for authors and publisher I read just like anyone else did. I went to the store or I browsed my kindle and I selected a book I wanted to read. What drew me in?
A cover is something we know not to trust because it often misleads as to what is inside the book. Still, we find ourselves tricked, drawn in and sometimes disappointed. A synopsis can tell us what to expect with a general idea of the book, but reviews? Those are quite frankly invaluable to not only consumers but authors as well.
I have worked closely with Katie from Reading Transforms who is no stranger to topics like these. This time, I took these questions to Katie and asked her some questions in regard to Reviews. I hope you can take the time to read the questions and answers that tackle WHY reviews are so important, why your voice is so important and what can come of it.
1. Aside from the obvious, why as an author are reviews so important on platforms like Amazon, or Barnes and Noble, and social media?