Posts Tagged: book reviews

Uncovering the story

Trying to squeeze in a post between yesterday’s full day take-niece-for-procedure (everything’s fine, just checking off a box) and today’s spring training adventure up the coast (out the door in a couple of hours). As my beloved state fights to return to the embracing (and snowbird-chasing) temperatures I adore, I get ever closer to a… Read more »

The Omega effect

It has been fascinating reading the reviews of my final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy. To this point, only copies from my giveaway on Goodreads have been read and reviewed.  It’s possible some of my Amazon sales have been read, but no reviews have shown up yet.  And that’s what’s so fascinating. The… Read more »

Three out of five is fine with me

A while back, I was involved in a discussion on the nature and desire for reviews with other self-published/indie authors.  A common theme was that any rating below four stars (using the Amazon rating system as the barometer) was a drag on the book’s appeal. The conversation was lively and ran the gamut from “all… Read more »

My book ratings are falling…thank goodness!

Finally. The great thing about lovers of books is also the worst thing about lovers of books, namely, they read a lot of books. Though I have sent out many copies of What if?, What Next? and What Now? over the course of three giveaways through Goodreads, an active reader who receives the book is… Read more »

To read or not to read…that is the question.

I’m confused. Yes, that’s not exactly breaking news, but this is something new, so bear with me. You all know about my giveaways on Goodreads (or you should, by now, I’ve mentioned them enough).  The online reading/reviewing site keeps track of the people who put in requests for the book(s) and lets me know on… Read more »

What to do with a bad review?

“There is no such thing as bad publicity” No one can tell who first said this popular quote, but there are plenty of examples of it not being correct. Sooner or later, I am going to get a bad review.  It’s inevitable, especially as I gain a wider reading audience across my books.  The recent… Read more »

Let’s get this show back on the road

With my big holiday past, it’s time to set the plans in motion for finishing op the third and final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures, “What now?” With only six weeks until my annual trip to my best friend and her family for Christmas in Vegas, here’s the tentative timeline I’m going to be working… Read more »

Reviewing the reviewers

Surprise!  This isn’t a birthday BBQ post.  Massive rain has delayed activity, so there’s nothing new to report.  Instead, let’s talk about my recent add to Goodreads and the upcoming promotion on my website. As I explore the world of book bloggers and reviewers, I decided to join up with Goodreads and establish a presence… Read more »

Old habits are hard to break…thankfully

I’ve been trying to expand the audience for my books in preparation for my first contest promotion.  Part of that program involves trying to interest book review sites in picking up on the book to offer the reading public more information to use in deciding whether to get into the series. I’ve had strong response… Read more »