Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Wanted: Customer Reviews

September 17th, 2015

TheRed - TheTrialsHelp!

Have you ever written a customer review of a book you’ve read at Amazon or at the Barnes & Noble website? Or at** Would you ever consider doing so?

Those reviews really do matter because they help to determine the perceived popularity of a book in Amazon’s algorithms, and the more popular a book, the more likely it is to be recommended to readers browsing the website — which means it’s more likely to be bought by other readers, who might in turn enjoy the book and recommend it. Ideally this turns into a cascade of recommendations that lets a writer stay in business.

I assume a similar system is at work on the B&N website.

So I’m asking for your help. If you enjoyed The Red or The Trials or both, consider posting a short review. You don’t have to actually review the books. Some people do, but many just post short reader comments — for example: “Great read. Looking forward to the next book.” — and that’s fine. That’s all it takes.

Oh, and this is not just about my books. Do consider leaving a customer review for any book you enjoy! Trust me on this: The author will appreciate it.

And THANK YOU to everyone who has already posted a review. 🙂

Okay, back to writing.

**Thanks to Tom for the Powell’s reminder. If you ever get to Portland, stop in at Powell’s. It’s an AMAZING store.

Posted on: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 8:14 am
Categories: Promotion.
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2 Responses to “Wanted: Customer Reviews”

  1. Tom Anatin Says:

    Thanks for the reminder. This applies to, as well – perhaps a smaller audience than Amazon or B&N, but just as strongly focused on reading and spreading the word about good books.

  2. Linda Says:

    Good reminder, Tom! Powell’s accepts customer reviews too.