Who is the most important person to a writer? A reader! We write for you. Oh yes, we write because we have stories to tell, poems to share with the world, memoirs that need to be recorded for posterity and books on advice and suggestions.
But we write for YOU, the reader. And once our books are released into the world, their future depends on you. Yes, you. The V.I.P. in a writer’s world.
Feeling important? You should. We do it all for you. How many times have you finished a book and wished you could meet the author, wished you could say “thank you”. Thank you for entertaining me, thank you for making me laugh, thank you for showing me a different way to deal with a problem, thank you for taking the time to get your words out to me.
You know what? You CAN say thank you. When you finish a book, take 2-3 minutes out of your day, head over to Amazon and write a review. Not a novel, a review. It can be as simple as:
- If you like Jack Reacher as much as I do, you will enjoy this book.
- Warning, do not read this book in a public place!
- Characters are well developed, intriguing, with a lot of depth.
- Love her books. Always entertaining with good suspense.
- Suspenseful, an enjoyable read.
Don’t get me wrong, if you want to write more, authors like that too! Something like this:
- Warning, do not read this book in a public place! The author will have you laughing aloud, and at other points, wiping tears from your eyes. I can’t wait for another book to be released by this woman.
- Suspenseful, an enjoyable read. It was hard to put this book down and turn off the light. I kept wanting to know what would happen next. “Just one more chapter”, I thought, as I read till 2:00 in the morning.
Your reviews matter, a whole lot. It’s how Amazon, whether you publish with a traditional publishing house or are an Indie publisher, decides how much to showcase a book. It’s how companies who allow writers to buy advertising space, determine if you are worthy to be on their site.
You’re a V.I.P. You matter more than you think!