Review Me – Please

One of the hardest things I’ve encountered on this wild, wonderful journey into self-publishing so far is finding people willing to review my book. Why, I’m not sure. I’m not looking in the right places, perhaps?

What I would like to do is swap books with another new’ish indie author or three, so that we might help each other out. Now, I’m not saying we give each other 5-star glowing reviews if the work doesn’t warrant 5-stars, but I am saying we could help each other with genuine, thoughtful feedback so that potential readers have something more to go on than just the book synopsis.

Are you out there? Tell me where to find you. Are you a dedicated reader, love YA? I want to hear from you, too!

If you know where I should be looking, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.

– Heather


14 thoughts on “Review Me – Please

  1. I am not particularly au fait with the whole self publishing/promotion thing, but I have noticed on Twitter that a lot of it goes on for writers, so perhaps your idea of a copy of your book for an honest review would work well there, as it is such a large audience. Generating interest and sales is a whole other skill set. Let me know if I can help.

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  2. Hi Heather

    Don’t know just how I missed this post but it’s definitely relevant to those of us who remain “review-less”!

    My little book, which was published last December, has gotten into at least 50 pairs of hands via Amazon’s Free Book promo and a few sales, yet I have received only 5 reviews, which have been by authors/author’s family member and my own family member.

    Those that get the free book may not be allowed to post a review on Amazon anymore…idk. But I HAVE requested that they leave one on any of my social media sites, as I can quote them to Amazon myself.

    Goodreads, of course, has their Giveaway options, as do other sites…while winners are not required to, they are requested to leave a review. My first giveaway is scheduled for May, so I’ll see how that goes.

    Right now, my book is on the Amazon Free Book promo (the link is on Old Fossil Writes) if you’d be interested, and I will look for yours!

    Fair trade??!!

    Best of luck!



    1. Pearl,

      I’d love to trade reviews! Thanks so much for posting. I am still hunting down reviews while I work on the second book in the series, one which I feel is even better than the first. I certainly dread the idea that ten people are ever going to read it. *Chuckles*

      Let me know how you do with your giveaway on Goodreads and good, good luck with that!


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      1. (Wow…I’m SO behind on my nitifications!!). I am really enjoying Myriddia…I’d be finished with it by now if I wasn’t reading 7 or 8 others and working on my novel, all at the same time! Can’t wait to finish it, though ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. Hi Pearl! Forgive me – Life outside of words has really been spinning me around lately and I’m barely keeping up. I am so glad you are enjoying reading my first book! I learned so much writing it and believe the second in that series is going to be even better. (Think positive!). Thank you so much!!

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  3. “WHAAAAT!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜

    I should have bought the print version…cos girl, it took me by REAL surprise when I reached the last page!

    (that’s going in my review, by the way!๐Ÿ˜„)

    And I have to say, you have a heck of a way with words, especially there at the end, during that “special scene” at the coronation! I was all, “Whooooa – that’s the way it’s done, kiddo!!”, for that part๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    Yeah…I’ll definitely have to get that sequel!!

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    1. Blush! Blush! Thank you so much, Pearl! That really means a lot to me. I am so very pleased you enjoyed it!!

      I’m a bit tied up with a broken arm at the moment ( a story in itself! ) but plan to crack on as soon as I can with the sequel. In the mean time I am ready for some reading! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Ok, I’ve been trying to send you a message on GR for hours and it just won’t post right! It went like this:

    Lord I’m dumb! YES, DUMB!!๐Ÿ˜  You’ve already done FDTB!! I pasted an old message into yours!! I meant just to say that I’m working on the follow-up novel & another one (Waking Up Dead!), the previews of which are on Pearl’s Writing on GR: – I’d love for you to read them!

    Don’t overdo the arm! Hugsss…Pearl xxx


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