Word of mouth is best, but since I’m only up to the letter R in The Writer’s Alphabet, today we’re going to focus on REVIEWS.

I just released my latest novel, A Stranger’s Child, and the feedback I have received is phenomenal (THANK YOU!). But see, the thing is, I’ve already read it. I need you to share that feedback with OTHER READERS.

As I mentioned, word of mouth is best–mentioning the book to your yoga partner after class, gushing about the book to your co-workers across the cubicle, sharing your impressions about the book with your accountant, mailman, bank teller, teacher, librarian, book store owner, check-out clerk at the grocery store, and friends, family, and neighbors is terrific.


Putting that recommendation in words with a review is most helpful.
Yeah, it’s not fair that Indie authors get lost in the shuffle, relegated to the bottom of the promotion pile. It is what it is and we need to work with it, so PLEASE, take a moment to write a review. Of course for MY books, but also for any book you’ve read. It doesn’t have to be a recent read, good fiction rarely goes out of style. And if a book still resonates after so much time, it truly must be review worthy.

My goal is to get readers in the habit of reviewing after each read. I would seem a LOT less pesky (desperate?) if I didn’t have to keep reminding (begging?).

Amazon, GoodReads, Kindle…
Any and all, please.
And thank you.

Here are some tips to make reviewing easier:

*Please don’t ever mention any personal association with the author.
It’s NOT FAIR, but Amazon will gladly remove any reviews they deem to be posted by “a close personal connection”.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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