Thoughts on Reviews

Back in September of 2014, I posted this: Like many new independent authors, I was naive about the publishing and marketing world. I believed when an author wrote a book, if it was published and got good reviews, it meant … Continued

Second Saturday Interview with Author/reviewer Robin Leigh Morgan

Today’s author, Robin Leigh Morgan, is also a highly rated reviewer on Amazon. She agreed to visit with us to share her reviewer’s experience with us. Robin Leigh Morgan is married. She is a retired NYC employee and has been … Continued

Would you like to review your purchase? Heck, no!

If, like me, you frequently buy things from Amazon, you are familiar with the emails they send out asking for a review of the product.  These reviews are helpful for the seller and for other shoppers on the website, so … Continued

On Tenterhooks, Once More

My new book, hopefully the first in a new series, went live last week on Amazon for the print copies and this coming week in digital on several platforms. Now comes the really difficult part of being an independent author…waiting for reviews. … Continued

Pulling back the curtain

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Like many new independent authors, I was naive about the publishing and marketing world. I believed when an author wrote a book, if it was published and got good reviews, it meant success was right around the corner. (Great American … Continued

Vain Pursuits reviewed on Italophile Book Reviews

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It was such an encouraging surprise when my book, Vain Pursuits (Bunny Elder Adventures Book 2) was reviewed by C. Martinelli on her wonderful Italophile website, http://italophilebookreviews.blogspot.com/search/label/Naples The book came to her attention because it takes place in Italy and, … Continued

Ouch! That hurts, thank you.

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One thing both independent authors and traditionally published writers share is criticism. However a work gets published, once it is “out there” it is fair game. The first time I hit the “Publish” button, I felt physically ill, for fear … Continued