It’s no longer up to agents or publishers. It’s up to you to determine which self-published writers will see their dreams come true. Take 30 seconds of your time and write a review, click on those Amazon stars, because you can change an author’s life forever. Digital books are here to stay. It’s a world that won’t be ignored. Even traditional publishers can’t deny it’s qualities; it’s creating money in a quickly booming field. Those who try to ignore it will go broke. Some of the greatest writers of our time, who have been traditionally published authors all along, are self-publishing. Well, why not? Cutting out all the middle men to keep most of the royalties is just smart.
Most of the public doesn’t realize famous authors have their names to keep them afloat on top of the heap. Unknown writers must dog paddle their way, if they ever make it. Self-publishing isn’t exactly easy; a lot to learn, to do, time consuming, but it can be done without having to pay another person if you take the time to learn. There are problems though: not everyone is a writer, most everyone can’t afford an editor, can’t afford a cover artist, can’t afford advertising, and if a writer wants to eat, most everyone can’t afford the time to market what they just published.
The next Stephen King, Tolkien, or Hemingway could be drowning in a ocean of self-published books just waiting for readers to save them just by leaving a review. That’s why I’ve written this today. You have the power to determine the fate of authors for books you read. The more downloads a book/author has, the more likes the book is left, the more positive reviews there are, and the higher the stars there are to repeat this circle, the higher this author’s name and his or her books will rise to the surface. The higher they are, the lower their number will be, until they reach the top 100 books and that’s when Amazon, other publishers, agents, and sometimes even movie producers, start to take notice. Once this is started, this cycle continues and catches on until the author’s dream of having the next best seller or Hollywood film becomes a reality; all starting from your single planted seed called a review. So next time you think the small things in life really don’t matter, think again. They have the power to make the dreams of another come true.
For every book you ever read, and those you started but didn’t finish, did you feel it was worthy of 4 or more stars? Leave a review on Amazon. Change a person’s life today. Thank you.