Last week I received a 2-star review: https://linesbyleon.com/2022/07/14/thursday-thoughts-bad-reviews/ This week a 4-star:‘The View From Here’ by Leon Stevens – Review Leon Stevens combines a unique mix of adventure, exploration and sci-fi in this intriguing novella that see’s a pair of hikers find their way into another world. At the heart of the story is a … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up July 23: New review
I once read a review on TripAdvisor that complained that the beach was hard to walk on because it was too sandy. Good to know. No author likes to get a bad review. Oh, we understand that not everyone is going to enjoy what we write, and it is up to the reader to choose … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Bad reviews
One week into IBBBs tour and I finally got the teaser they created to work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFMfWoeiwoU From my blog this week: Free Book Friday Jan 29: In Conversation with Anna Faversham - Yay! the interview is back (but for how long?)Weird Wednesday: Cartoons and Crazy WeatherTuesday Tirade: Word Documents - Ever try to number your … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up Jan 28: Book Teaser
First the sad news: Rough two days on the celebrity front. Meat Loaf, the iconic theatrical rocker passed away (read Clive's post below), and then we lost comedian Louie Anderson. I grew up with these two, seeing them start their careers, have some tough times, and then falling into a good place in their lives. … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up Jan 21: And now the good news . . .
I spent the weekend getting all my review copies and platforms in order for my novella, The View from Here, and I didn't want to wait until Friday. If you are interested in doing an advance review, keep reading. Two heads are better than one.What would you do if you found yourself on or in … Continue reading Free Book Friday on a Monday: Wait. What!?
It was bound to happen. Not everyone is going to enjoy every author's books. But I have to admit, my heart dropped a bit when I saw the rating. 1.0 out of 5 stars Boring StoriesReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2021Boring stories that don’t draw in the reader. Nothing really interesting happens. Can … Continue reading Weekend Wrap-up: My first 1-Star review!
I recently ran a promo with Itsy Bitsy Book Bits which gave their pool of reviewers free access to my poetry book. I unfortunately did not see any sales, but the reviews that I received put my BookBub total to 21, Goodreads to 37, and Amazon to 14. This made me ponder the appropriateness of … Continue reading Monday Musings: Author’s Comments
Angry cats are funnier than angry dogs... So this is not really going to be a tirade, but I wanted to use the cat because he/she/it makes me chuckle. My mailing list has two groups, regular readers who have downloaded one of my sample books, and reviewers. The main body is the same, but the … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade: ROI
I have written several posts about reviews. It can be one of the most frustrating aspects of being an author. Many platforms are set up to guide readers to free review copies, and even though they say that reviews are not guaranteed, one would think that if someone downloads your review copy from a book … Continue reading Review Platforms: Take my free books, please.
Today it’s the turn of Friday Review Share to support Indie authors. Please leave a link in the comments to a review you’ve had on Amazon or Goodreads for one of your own books. A link to the review and a description of the book would be great (or the review itself if you like), because let’s […]Friday … Continue reading Friday Review Share — Stevie Turner