This post is most helpful for writers who are having trouble getting readers to review their books. (Like me!)
Cynthia Reyes has some excellent suggestions to encourage readers.
Did You Go to Book-Review School?
I didn’t either.
Nor did being a journalist equip me to write book reviews.
So while I buy and read other authors’ books, until I published my own first book, I didn’t take the next step and review them. I feared I wouldn’t sound wise enough, that my analysis would be inept. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been timid to ask readers to review my own books.
And therein lies the issue. Authors need reviews. But if we ourselves are too timid to review books and too timid to ask it of others, we have a problem.