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  • Writer's pictureJordan Rivers

How Reviews Immensely Benefit Authors and Why It’s Essential

When establishing yourself as an independent author, it’s truly an exciting accomplishment, no matter if it’s your first book or your sixth. In the ending stages before launch, it’s important to set attainable goals for its continued development. While it may seem like a weight on your shoulders to finally be published, it’s just the beginning. For authors who ensure to stay on top of their reviews and initial feedback, they’ll be able to reap the benefits of how crucial it is to get honest opinions from their readers. With a lineup of great reviews, you’ll quickly be able to separate yourself from the rest and see a positive trajectory for your future career.

Greater Visibility and Chances of Getting Found

As your book grows more traction, there’s a better chance for it to be seen by multiple audiences. Especially if you have the opportunity to get your book on a platform to be purchased and reviewed for the world to see, this will create that buzz that will not only get your book on the map but also more likely to be shown to prospective readers. Remember, all buzz has the potential to be good buzz, depending on your perspective. The more your literary work is amplified, it opens the doors to greater reward.

More Sales

While the old ways of going door to door to events and neighborhoods to have your book sold are long gone thanks to the internet, real sales happen when you have a flood of reviews. We live in a technology-driven world where popularity can easily happen overnight, sky rocking authors to new levels in their careers. It’s no surprise that people would be curious about a book with so many reviews and want to check it out for themselves. This type of curiosity, it’ll undoubtedly lead to a flood of book sales. Taking these reviews seriously and positioning your book in the best possible light makes a huge difference in numbers.

Increased Reader Interaction

Depending on the topic of your book and the overall interest of buyers, reviews can begin to

curate your own community of readers and establish a space that includes high levels of

engagement surrounding your writings. While you can't really control what happens when these readers come together to discuss your book, it may create a chain effect that will create true fans and people that will stick by you in future launches. This increased reader interaction can be a great result of tons of reviews.

Ultimate Appreciation and Validation

For any writer, new, emerging, or well-established, they want their readers to be moved by their words. Their voice coming off the pages is imperative, and so is a strong level of recognition and validation. When readers leave great reviews, authors feel a great appreciation, and after long weeks, months, and oftentimes years of writing, this type of feedback means so much. It’ll even inspire many to write an even more engaging book for their readers.

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