Our Book Review – Brake Failure by Alison Brodie

Thank you, Kylie,  for the five stars for Brake Failure.  And also for posting your review on EVERY social media site on the web!!! ** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review ** ** Review by Kylie From Bloggers From Down Under ** Ruby is the epitome of an English lady. Her husband, Edward, works in advertising, an…

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Why indie presses need your Amazon reviews

Essential reading for readers and reviewers. For all authors, Amazon.com is the site where visibility matters. If you like a book, post your review on Amazon.com. Thank you! xx


helpIn the five years since starting this blog I’ve posted reviews on Goodreads and Library Thing but I never gave much thought to putting them on Amazon. It’s not that I’ve consciously ignored that site or decided to make a stand over the way they allegedly use strong arm tactics to squeeze discounts from publishers and authors. It just never occurred to me that there was any real need to post reviews or comments there.

But then I got an email from an indie publishing company late last year which has caused me to rethink my approach with books I get via NetGalley. Anne from Le French Book www.lefrenchbook.com provided a reality check on the economics of book publishing and why, for small publishing houses Amazon reviews really do matter. Apparently publishers have to pay to get their books listed on NetGalley – they give these copies away in order to…

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