5* Review By Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite
Allyson R. Abbott has certainly made a few intelligentsuggestions to make book reviews more interesting to the reader, whileremaining easy on the reviewer. With the help of a few simple questions, like,"Is there anything in particular that you remember about the book that standsout or you feel confident about mentioning," as well as by suggesting a few'must not dos,' or more of 'there is no point in doing,' the author has given aclear direction for the reviewer. The recommendations given on star-ratings, isof considerable assistance for rating and marking one's review. This is veryhelpful book, both for learning the basics of a review and as a handyreference.
About the Author
Thank you for buying my book and reading as far as this. As I am fairly new at being an author, I am always humbled when someone reads my words. Every book I write takes many hours and days to put it together, and get it to the publishing stage. I still get a thrill when I see my books on Amazon and other eBook stores. It was only after publishing my second romance book that I realised, although I was building a following for my books, those readers were not leaving reviews. It took me until after my third book to realise that reviews are the most important factor in an author’s success, providing crucial feedback, helping with sales and increasing exposure. I talked to friends and family and asked a lot of other people who read lots of books, if they left reviews when they had finished a book, as well as, if they understood the difference between an Indie Author and a Contracted Author. I was shocked to find that I was the only person within my circle of friends and family that left reviews. The most common answer was ‘I have no idea where to start’ and I was very surprise to discover that most had little, or no idea about the Indie Author movement, even though they knew I wrote books and am an independent author. I have to admit that, as I travel a lot, it was not something we sat down at the table to discuss, but I realised that there must also be a lot more people out there who do not know how to write a review or understand the importance of reviews for authors. I certainly didn’t until I became an author. So, to help put a tiny bit of the ‘world to rights’, where I can, I dedicated some hours, days and weeks to write and publish this book. It is only my opinion and it is not a bible for review writing, but it may just help or encourage more readers to write reviews and therefore help authors to develop and gain a presence in a very competitive area. I am happy to discuss this, or any of my other books, or answer questions. Please feel free to contact me