I need help. Did you know that you need a minimum of 25 reviews to get noticed by the Amazon Algorithms and rise up the ladder to get more visible. How in heaven name do some people get hundreds of reviews and I get a handful?
I need reviews. Every Independent author needs reviews.
The big guys like Patterson and King and Roberts get tons. We all know they are great writers. give an independent a chance.
I read books by other writers and I do write reviews on Amazon if I have enjoyed the book. If I didn't like it at all I debate over what if any good points the book had.
There is no point in smashing an author. Be gentle. Simply say it was not as you expected. It was not your genre but the plot was interesting. It could have been edited better.
As writers our books are our babies. We want them to do well.
Amazon has so many algorithms to rate your book it's scary.
I need reviews of my audiobook, Blood Orange. I have free codes to give away and want you to have one. Leave a comment or send me an email.
Here is the first chapter to get you started.
Sorry for not being here for a while. It's been a rough few months.
After the Southwest Florida Writers conference last April, I decided to check up on how my grandson was doing with is homeschooling. I'm having a moan here.
His parents were supposed to be doing it. My Hayden was in the third grade and couldn't possibly do it on his own.
Sitting down with Hayden one day I discovered that he was six months behind in his work. At that point I took over his homeschooling. We worked together everyday and finally finished.
I was also put in charge of the 2020 Southwest Florida Writers Conference. It was now up to me to recruit the agents and editors from New York to come to the conference. Getting them to say they would come was the easy part. Having them return the signed contract was the hard part. There was also the local faculty to round up and get contracts back from. We would be having workshops and I had to try and make up the schedule. Needless to say it did my head in, but it's organized now and I think it's going to be great.
In July, I ended up in the hospital. I was having terrible stomach pains. I got three different answers. Can anyone tell me how I could gain seven pounds in a week on nil by mouth? I'm fine now that goodness.
Back to homeschooling at the end of August. We switched to Connections Academy which is accredited and a lot harder.
Well that was my summer.
Along the way I had my book, Blood Orange, made into an audiobook. I've put the first chapter up on YouTube. https://amzn.to/2GbzRap I'd like you to listen to it and tell me what you think. I also have a free giveaway going on with Kingsumo. I have free codes to giveaway for Blood Orange on audio. I only have 50 to give away to enter to be one of the first 50. I'll also include the first chapter of my new work in progress, The Alligator Dance. Set in Florida. Click here to enter https://kingsumo.com/g/iszowq/blood-orange
From the active mind of Brenda M. Spalding