Helpful Reviews – Why leave a review?

In this day and age, reviews are as big a part of people deciding whether to purchase a product, see a movie, or eat at a new restaurant as they have ever been. Possibly even more so. Reviews are important, and today the individual has a louder voice than ever before.

And good reviews are both influential and exponential.

Within newspapers and magazines, on television and radio; book reviews are dwindling and becoming scarcer. Readership and viewership itself is on the move. More and more people are turning to the customer reviews found online to help make informed decisions about what they are considering.

Reviews are everywhere! And they come in all shapes and sizes, and to varying degrees of coherency. (That may be the understatement of this new century!)

As a new author from a micro-independent press—with little in the way of a marketing budget—could I use good customer reviews? Well, yeah! And tweets and likes, snaps and chats. Some insta-mention-pin-post-link stuff wouldn’t hurt either. But, first let’s talk reviews.

A well written review is a gem, for it helps both reader and writer alike. Few books appeal to everyone, and the most helpful reviews are an honest assessment of the pros and cons of the work itself. A reader can get a sense as to where the book will take them, from someone who has been along the journey.

I could use some well written and honest reviews.

If you enjoyed the read, I hope you will take a few minutes to write up a sweet review that might get someone else excited about Sage and this unfolding series. For her journey within the Arcane Order is going to take her far and wide, and she’ll need some uplifting reading material to keep her spirits up.

I, and she, would really appreciate it!

Best of all, every month I will pick out a review I thought was written with an eye on helping a person make a well informed choice about the book. I will send that person a fun signed piece of Sage and the Arcane Order work…that has not appeared in print before! Yes, a one page, in progress, sneakpeek at the something that is brewing in the Arcane Universe. For real.

Just send me a link to your review. Here via E-mail.

Whether you post your review on your own blog, Facebook, or on Goodreads, Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble…well, basically anywhere cool and exceptional readers like to learn of great new books, it’s all good…and welcomed!

Here are some links to help you get started. And feel free to post on more than one. The more the merrier!

AMAZON:  http://amzn.to/1MXXm9h

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27501139-sage-and-the-arcane-order-1—elevation

B&N NOOK: http://bit.ly/1Lb4vvv

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elevation-the-rosa-bianca/id1059446073?ls=1&mt=11

KOBO: http://bit.ly/1SkaJ1A

So, thanks for taking the time to add your two cents into the mix! And I hope to bump into you someday, either at your favorite bookstore, or at a cafe half way round the galaxy. Till then, stay cool. Be exceptional!

-Sean