August 2016 is Write An Amazon Review Month!
On Monday 25th July, book blogger Rosie Amberwrote this post encouraging readers and writers alike to post a short review on Amazon for any book they’ve read and enjoyed ~ following this up, I’m starting this initiative along with other writer-bloggers includingRosie, Cathy from Between The Lines, Barb Taub, Shelley Wilson and Alison Williams.
*Please note* #AugustReviews is not for own book promotion. There are plenty of other opportunities all over the internet for you to market your books; this is not one of them. Please respect this!
Remember, this isn’t the Times Literary Supplement, it’s Amazon, where ordinary people go to choose their next £1.99 Kindle book. No one expects you to write a thousand word, in-depth critique; I don’t know about you, but I’m more likely to read one short paragraph or a couple of lines saying what an average reader thought of a book, than a long-winded essay about the pros and cons of the various literary techniques used. Yes, those are welcome too (!), but no more so than a few words saying “I loved this book, I was up reading it until 3am”, or “I loved Jim and Vivien and the dialogue was so realistic”, or whatever!
If you have a blog and would like to spread the word about #AugustReviews, please feel free to copy and paste this blog post, provide the link to it, re-blog it, or whatever ~ many thanks.
Here is a summary of the reviews posted on the first five days on #AugustReviews by Terry Tyler:
Happy Reading and Happy Reviewing!