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17 Aug

…To the Little Guys

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(Eden Plague)                                    (Duty)                                          (The Last Werewolf Hunter)  Who are the little guys? That’s a bit hard to define, but if you read a book that has less than 25 reviews (e.g. on Amazon), you’re reading a little guy (or gal). An illusive, probably indie author is breaking into the public sphere.   You finish the book and then you have the opportunity to impact that writer in a way you’ll probably never have with a big name. One more or less review of Cassandra Claire’s Mortal Instruments (1,567 of first book) will not boost her career or give her the thrill that my last book’s review gave me. Okay, so I’m not supposed to pay a lot of attention to the reviews–especially after I’ve done a promotion and given away free books. (Sadly, getting something for nothing already devalues the product, and the stars will be fewer.) However, I do pay attention. I listen. I read. And so will other indie and small press authors if you take a moment just to write 20 words (what Amazon requires reviewers to write). Go the extra mile and copy and paste the same review to Goodreads. If you gave the book 4-5 stars, share it on Facebook or Pinterest. Go ahead. Make my day. Like these folks did:

5.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected – better, July 30, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

I loved this book. Initially I thought it would be just another vampire book, but I soon realized it was not. It takes vampires and makes them seem normal while building a suspenseful situation around them. As soon as I was finished I was looking for the next book in the series. Alas, it is not available yet.

5.0 out of 5 stars Oooooo Loved It!, April 5, 2013

These are vampires but unlike any before… Sexy, strong, grounded guardians who protect the humans from Wild Ones. Hot guys, muscle cars, endearing heroine and a human serial killer as well as a video game to enlist vampire material…you’re just gonna have to read it:-)

5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual vampire story- very intriguing, April 4, 2013
This review is from: Unsinkable Vampire (Begotten Bloods) (Kindle Edition)

I have always loved the story and mystery of the Titantic– mystery prior to Ballards discovery of the wreck. The very luxury and decadence- add to that a love story between a lovely young lady and an enigmatic gentleman and I could not put it down. This is the beginning of a series so of course I’m getting ready to read Cain’s Coven next! Will she wake up….

(Kristin King is an author, publisher, and Jesus follower. Her third paranormal suspense, a Begotten Bloods Novel titled “Death Taint,” will release Fall 2013.)

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Reviews Mean A Lot…

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Posted by on August 17, 2013 in Book Reviews, Indie Business

 

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3 responses to “Reviews Mean A Lot…

  1. kristinkingauthor

    September 28, 2013 at 3:18 am

    And a reviewer with a name gets in on the web discussion. http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/09/26/the-value-of-negative-reviews/

     
  2. kristinkingauthor

    August 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Also a recent article on why even bad reviews are good–http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-sun/why-bad-reviews-are-good-_b_2285673.html?utm_hp_ref=books

     

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