We have created author/reader face-to-face meetings at book signings all over the globe. During the second quarter of 2013, Amazon bought GOODREADS, and in the last three years, has amassed a network of readers, bloggers, and author data into their HAL 9000 computer system.
Well, some scoundrels out there are, in fact, gaming the system.
In 2008-09, book blogging had just started to bloom (I think as another result of Twilight and the crave to find something else to fill the void we all read them) but very few were reading “indie” self published books.
My biggest fear is that the data from Goodreads, Facebook, social media and Amazon is already captured, and changing settings now won’t make a difference. I’d always been one to write my thoughts and feelings down.
If you know of any other tips, tricks, insight, words of wisdom on the subject, please email [email protected] I can add it to this post. I have spiral notebooks and kept diaries and purged heartbreak and confusion and all those angsty emotions we all go through when we grow.
Let’s just push that thought way off the table because it doesn’t apply here. Here is their “Customer Review Creation Guidelines” Oddly, in their Guidelines it does it state you cannot be friends with the author.
If you paid some click farm to give you fake reviews, those fake reviews SHOULD be deleted. “For the same reason, family members or close friends of the person, group, or company selling on Amazon may not write Customer Reviews for those particular items.” It seems the friendship thing is a major reason why reviews are being deleted. Here’s an outside article on it: Amazon Blocking Reviews from Authors’ Friends & Acquaintances I self published my first book in early 2009 in print, because real paper books were more in demand.
I’m pretty sure “Ryan Christensen’s” bodyguard, Mike Murphy, had sex with her, although the exact details are unavailable and the rest is just hearsay. We became thick as thieves, sharing our Robsession, and a forever friendship was formed.
I made her adopt me as some wayward niece and “Aunt Rita” was born.
I’ve kept her emails, her red-line comments and suggestions, and when I was finally able to, shared earnings as well.
I put her in the next book and gave her witty dialogue because she went way above and beyond for me and earned it. Finding readers outside my familiar circle was difficult.
I don’t know how she does it but her ability to craft epic tales is awe-inspiring and exemplifies the kind of author/writer I want to become one day. If you’re unfamiliar with her work – FIX THAT IMMEDIATELY. So I wanted to write a review but several reader friends out there who are still reading them have SWORN TO BEHEAD ANYONE WHO SPOILS THEM WITH RANDOM FACEBOOK POSTS, and since I’m afraid of sharp things and losing more sleep via death threats, here is my NO SPOILER REVIEW OF BOOK 3: First off, I was like this: AND THEN, I was like this: AND THEN, a few characters did something, said something, and I had to be like this: AND THEN, some other epic stuff happened and I was all like this for two days straight: And THEN! Several weeks ago, the number of reviews on all my novels were much higher.