Today’s Virtual Book Tour stop is at A Chick Who Reads. She gives The Marvelous Mechanical Man a lovely little Five Flower review. Reviews like this make my heart sing. It tells me I am doing something right.
Reviews are so important to an author! Readers have no idea how important, I think. A good review can sway someone who is looking for something new to give your book a try. A not-so-good review can tell you where you might want to concentrate on the next book.
The most important thing about a review is that it be honest. Unlike this gem left on the first edition. Why do I know this wasn’t an honest review? Because I had posted about the release on Reddit that morning, and the review was up by the end of the day for one thing…and because I know the person who uses the username Neebat, and he didn’t write it. Still, the person may have been leaving an honest opinion…just not honestly.
The thing to remember about a bad review is to take what is said that is valid and useful to heart and make your next book better–don’t let the negativity cripple you. It is, after all, one person’s opinion.
And for every negative review, you can hope for a great review like this one today. 🙂