Groupie: by Susan Daugherty
Saturday, March 18, 2017
What's the Deal with Reviews, Anyway?
Groupie has reached over 100 reviews on Amazon!
Just had to write a quick post to share the fantastic news. This was a milestone that was a big goal of mine. Groupie was released December 3rd, 2016, so to reach this goal in just over 3 months is amazing.
What does it mean, really? Reviews...
It means people are reading my book! Obviously, I see the sales numbers but to be able to relate those to real people who actually read it and have taken the time to review it, that is very different to an author. Each review is so appreciated!
Did you know only 2% of readers will leave a review? As authors, we would love everyone to reach out and give us feedback and let us know how the book affected them. But, sadly, very few actually do that. I can relate, as I very rarely give reviews on my Amazon product purchases. BUT, for books, I do try to give reviews! It is so much more personal than buying a vacuum cleaner...
Reviews are so helpful because choosing a book is so personal and there are so many to choose from. Hopefully, the more customers who know how much it is valued, the more that will take the extra minute to leave a review. And honestly... it should only take a few moments. The book is already in your orders and there to click on. All that is needed is a few sentences to describe what you liked or didn't like and click on the star rating. No one is asking for a full synopsis or play by play. So, don't feel intimidated!
Often times, the sites selling books will also start to promote your book by recommending it when it has a lot of reviews. This is a huge help to an author!
I'm extremely grateful that Groupie not only has a lot of reviews... but that is averages at 4.7 STARS! Knowing that my readers have loved this book is so very rewarding. All the time and energy and emotion spent writing it and the fear and anticipation of releasing it is all worth it to hear the fabulous feedback!
Keep the reviews coming and remember how important they are to authors!