I’ve been wondering about this one for a while, so I’ll just put it out there in my usual manner and see who salutes. What does it take to get you to review a book? I think I understand that people have very little time and often simply don’t want to be bothered. That’s why I offer contests and such, but typically all I get is crickets. Would free books help? Maybe a form you could simply fill out? Or is it that people don’t know where to post reviews? I really need some feedback on this issue, because I’ve got a pretty good idea of what my sales are and my reviews on various sites don’t reflect those numbers AT ALL.
Reviews sell books, but I must admit that’s not my only motivation. I simply want to hear from readers. I get a bit confused when I read a book that’s gotten dozens of reviews and it turns out to be subpar. It makes me wonder how that book got so many reviews when mine don’t get many. What are those authors doing that I’m not doing. So, I’m asking you to tell me. What motivates you to write a review? Oh, and if there’s something else that you feel I should be doing or not doing you can let me know that too. Thanks for your feedback.