I regularly check out my book on Amazon. I know the seller's rank numbers are not a good indication of sales, but it's still neat to see. But even beyond that number, I love watching the numbers of reviews! I've heard that if you get 25 reviews, you can consider that a success.
After months of sitting at 23 reviews, I finally got a new one today!
To be honest, it wasn't all that favorable (3 stars). But you know, those reviews are most valuable! Those thoughts help me to be aware of what I need to change in my writing. Things I need to remember and keep in mind. This particular review did pay me a huge compliment in saying that Asylum is well-written. That phrase encourages me so much!
The review is such a powerful tool. I am grateful to all the readers who have taken their time to share their thoughts with me, whether it's been through a review on Amazon or verbally. It's an honor just to know you've invested several hours to take in my worlds! But that you thought it worthy enough to share your opinion...wow!
I do read all the reviews of Asylum I can find. I keep notes, and I intend to make changes for its next printing. These thoughts help to make me a stronger writer, as I can apply the principles to future writings.
So, thank you to those of you who have written reviews. You may never know how much they mean to me, but let me assure you, they mean a lot! And if you're a reader, let me challenge you to write reviews for the books you read. I'm sure those authors feel the same way. Without our readers, our stories would go nowhere.
You guys are awesome!
P.S. You can check out my collection of Asylum reviews here: Asylum Reviews.
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