Why reader reviews matter

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Ok so, reviews. Reader reviews are massively important for writers like me because they are the only way anyone will know my book is any good.

It’s the writers with the big publishers and agents and so on whose books get reviewed by newspapers and magazines. At my end of the food chain, published by a small press, these types of reviews are thin on the ground. Which is why it matters even more to me that readers have given their feedback.

Boeken_Kringloop_Woerden_03It’s strange how print media reviews of books have died off in the last few years. The number of papers and magazines which put serious effort into book reviews has tanked. Here’s an example. Back in the day, when I was a reporter on local newspapers they used to carry a fair few book reviews, especially if the author was local – in fact it was a big…

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