Because I, like many indie authors, need book reviews to prosper, it’s crossed my mind to wonder why so few readers write them. There are lots of theories.
1.Readers are lazy and/or can’t be bothered to take the time. They read books, toss them aside, and move on.
2. Readers don’t think their opinion matters; the pros do the reviewing, and no one cares what anyone else thinks.
3. Readers aren’t sure what to put into a review.
As for #1, there’s nothing I can do except implore you to reconsider. When you like a book, the only way other people get to share your joy is if you tell them about it. Likewise, when you hate a book, you can help others avoid inflicting the pain on themselves.
With #2, I’ve written about this before. There are professional reviewers out there, sure. They read what the Big 5…
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