Hey everyone – I have a little favour to ask. As many of you reading this will know I’ve published a couple of books on Amazon. I’ve sold a respectable number of copies, but unfortunately the reviews coming in from readers haven’t really kept pace.
Amazon’s reader reviews are vastly important for indie authors. The majority of us don’t have big promotional budgets, so we need to find other ways to promote our stuff and get the word out there. Reader reviews can make or break a book’s success, and that is why honest reviews of our books are so important. The more the better.
That’s why I’m turning to you. If you’ve bought [or read] either Unraveled or Icelandic Folk Legends, I would be enormously grateful if you could take a few minutes to write a review on the Amazon website. It doesn’t have to be deep or eloquent or supremely insightful … just a sentence or two stating your opinion of the book is enough, plus the star rating.
And to add a bit of incentive, I’m going to give away a printed, illustrated copy of The Little Book of the Icelanders to one reviewer, personally signed by yours truly. I’ll mail it anywhere in the world. In the event that you already own a copy of the Little Book, I’ll be happy to send you a copy of Vilborg Davíðsdóttir’s On the Cold Coasts, translated by moi, if you prefer.
Also, if you have read both books and write a review for each, you double your chances at winning.
As a final note, please check back to see if your name [or Amazon handle] has been picked, as I don’t have access to your email addresses through Amazon and therefore have no way of getting in contact with you.
Many advance thanks for taking part!
[And ps. – huge thanks to those of you who have already written a review.]