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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

How to make a difference - review a Christian book and make an author happy!

Margaret Kazmierczak writes about family life in a Christian household

That book you had published, how's it going? 

A deafening silence fills the room with the anticipated answer. A nervous shuffle, lips parting then closing again as the right words are being formulated, then dismissed. 

That well?

So often no news is good news, but in the case of a book that has tormented the author with blood and tears during the years of writing and trying to get it published, no news is definitely not good news.  

You see sales but no reviews - oh how I can relate, do you?


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Margaret Kazmierczak writes on reader writing a review.


So what is happening? 


  • Did you like it and just forget to review it?
  • Read it and decided better to say nothing in case you upset the author? 
  • Simply started it and put it down finding it useful as a door stop.
  • Put it on your "to read" pile that might get read in five years time!
  • Maybe it fell down behind the bedside cabinet and is collecting dust waiting to be remembered and retrieved.
  • Perhaps the beginning didn't hook you and you found a more interesting book to read instead.

Meanwhile, the author, the creator of the work, waits patiently for the reviews to come..... Is anyone out there? 😞

Margaret Kazmierczak talks about readers writing a review.

Reviewers wanted - make an author happy 😊 sign up here for free and review my book "How to Make Victoria Sponge." This is not a recipe book but a journal about life in a Christian family: 
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The market is flooded with books, so much choice and what to choose. Reviews help with that choice. You are making a huge difference by taking a moment to comment, good or bad on a book you have enjoyed or been dissatisfied with. Your opinion does matter.



What happens when you review a book? 

  • You bring that book to the attention of others whether it is a good or bad review.
  • Your review may influence others in deciding whether or not to buy the book.
  • You will help the ratings.
  • You will help the author understand if she has connected with her readers and that the book is not propping up a wobbly table. 
  • Your opinion will matter in the future when the author undergoes her next 'work in progress'.
  • You may not make the author rich, but she will be very grateful that you have taken the time to comment on the novel. 😄

At this point, the author may well be jumping up and down, it does not take too much to please this particular author. You, my readers, are a delight to write for. 

Margaret Kazmierczak talking on how book reviews are essential for the good of a novel.

Reviewers wanted - make an author happy 😊 sign up here for free and review my book "How to Make Victoria Sponge." This is not a recipe book but a journal about life in a Christian family:
 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepL-fXqsHsHPYo1DWOXuOgjxWM91Ns4WoiJShyTCgXPJ0MHQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

www.margaretk.co.uk