How to Save an Author

Hi, all! Jennifer here.save-an-author

I’m here with a friendly service reminder to all you book lovers out there and that is THIS:

Write a review.

You’ll save an author.

Wha?? Yes, it’s true. Book reviewers are just as important to authors than buying and reading their books. Why? Well, here are a few reasons:

  • Around 20-25 reviews, Amazon starts including the book in “also bought” and “you might like” lists. This increases your chances of someone finding your title.
  • Around 50-70 reviews, Amazon looks at your book for spotlight positions and the newsletter. This is IMPORTANT.
  • Number of reviews may affect Amazon sales ranking.
  • Some websites will not consider or promote your book unless you have a number of reviews on the page
  • And, of course, readers may read through your reviews and decide to purchase or not purchase the book based on this.
  • The book market is extremely competitive and extra reviews might tip the scale for another reader to purchase a book or not

But what does all this mean, really, for an author and how does it save them?

If people are reading books but not reviewing then an author can’t compete and earn an income. Unfortunately, if that happens then an author will have to decide if a writing career is truly viable for them or not if they don’t have support to help them.

Now you might be thinking, “But Jennifer, I don’t know HOW to write a review or WHAT to write for a review.”

No problem! The talented author Nancy Herkness has written a step-by-step guide on HOW to write reviews on Amazon which will take you only a minute or two and WHAT to write. It really is that easy. Check them out!

So give it a try. You might just save an author. 🙂

Are you intimidated to write a (good or bad) review for an author?

About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

Julie’s Recommendations

Hi, readers! It’s Julie, waving from Oklahoma. Whether it’s a book, a product, or a recipe, I appreciate a great recommendation. Here are some things I’ve been loving lately.

 * Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick – This lipstick actually stays on all day! It’s the best. It’s affordable, and you can pick it up when you buy groceries. No need to make an extra trip to the department store makeup counter. I wear the color Stellar Sunrise most days, but when I want to go bold, I use Brilliant Bordeaux.

nbc-this-is-us-aboutimage-1920x1080-ko* This is Us – If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’m obsessed with this show! The writing is wonderful. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and the rest of the cast are amazing. Watch it. You might shed a few tears, but you won’t regret it.

lac-product-slider-12oz-cans-1130x496* LaCroix – If you crave soda but know how bad it is for you, this can help you kick the habit. I like the lime flavor, but I’ve heard the coconut is good if you like some sweetness. It doesn’t have any sugar or sweeteners. It’s so much better for you than real or diet soda.

* Audiobooks – I’ve been listening to a ton of audiobooks using the Overdrive app. I can check them out through my library and listen to them on my phone. I listen in the car and while I work out. I still read too, but I love listening to some of the books that everyone was talking about that I never read. I’m currently listening to The Help, and I recently listened to Room.

There you have it! The list of things I’ve been enjoying lately. It’s the little things in life, right? 🙂 What recommendations do you have for me? 

New Release! 
Cowgirl in the Kitchen

Just as she’s about to make her dream come true, disaster strikes. The only way she can get back in the saddle is to strike a bargain—with a man her family despises.

Jentry Lawson’s dream of becoming a world-class barrel racer is about to happen—until she and her horse are injured in a terrible accident. Forced to move back home to Texas to recuperate, her Dallas-based brother makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He needs someone he can trust to oversee the renovation and grand opening of his new restaurant. If she’ll take that on, he’ll finance her return to the arena. It doesn’t take Jentry long to discover she bit off more than she can chew. Swallowing her pride, she asks for help from Gavin Easton—a man her brother despises. But he’s the one person who can make the restaurant succeed.

People in Glover never thought Gavin Easton would amount to anything. Ever since his own restaurant in town burned down, he’s taken odd jobs to provide for his niece, whom he is raising alone. When beautiful and stubborn Jentry offers him the perfect job, his first reaction is to turn her down flat. No way he’s going to do anything to help her brother! But there’s more at stake than his pride. Can he trust his future to the woman whose brother tried to ruin his reputation—and his life?

Besides, how can he manage a restaurant, when he can’t manage his heart?

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About Beth Rhodes

Beth jumps into life with both feet...or head first. Impulsive and spontaneous to a T, she joined Passionate Critters and never looked back. She loves writing and reading, which made this wonderful group of woman a perfect match for her.

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