‘In A Right State’ has finally garnered a couple of reviews and half decent ones too. Check them out on Amazon – a 3 star and a 4 star, I’m pretty happy with that for starters.
Plus they’ve been posted on the reviewers own blogs and on GoodReads;
I’m surprised by the quality and depth of these two reviews. I’ve been approaching book bloggers, offering them a free copy of the ebook so they’ll hopefully write a review on their blog and cross post on Amazon and Goodreads (I’m confident enough that no-one’s going to completely pan it) *crosses fingers*. So these two reviews are not written by ‘normal’ Amazon customers, they are by bloggers with their own websites, but I’m still pleasantly surprised by their breadth and insight.
Also, the fact they aren’t a gushing 5 star worship makes them more interesting. This doesn’t mean I’m after a 1 star review to make it even more interesting.
I’ve told my mum NOT to write a 5 star review on Amazon. Her surname would give it away. She’d probably sign it – Mum x – as well. And what if she didn’t give it 5 stars?!
I think getting reviews makes this book more real and means I can now start to kick off my other marketing plans. I don’t think anyone wants to buy a non-reviewed, self-published, debut, ebook-only novel. Some independent reviews adds some credibility to a previously unknown product by an unknown author.
Hopefully this will start the ball rolling in terms of sales which then generates a few more reviews and so on.