Okay. You read books. Excellent. And some of you seem to have opinions about those books. Also good. If it’s a new book by a new author, not a household name, THEN WRITE A REVIEW ON AMAZON. Take the time and do it.
Why? Do I need to go into great wodges of detail? No. The reason is this:
David W. from Grand Rapids, Michigan once read a book which had no review, and he left a review, and received $1000 in the mail.
Claire M., from Salem, Oregon, however, read a book with no review and did not leave a review, and she was, that very day, hit by a carload of social justice warriors and killed.
Clearly, it’s better to leave a review than get run over. Claire might have left a review, and thus by being a moment later, wouldn’t have become roadkill.
Therefore, if you read a book, leave a review. Good or bad, leave a review. Hated it? Leave a review. But leave a review. You want cheap books by the bucketload to read? Leave a review. Want to help winnow out the crappy books no one else should ever read because they’re unreadable? Contact Amazon and complain, but also leave a review. Do it.
If you do not leave a review, you are a bad person.
If you wish to use the comments on this blog as anonymous confession, please do. Tell us the times you didn’t leave a review and why you think that it was justified. Then go back and leave a review for the book. Only you can prevent apathy and the slushpile. Only you can help new authors be discovered.