Okay, it's not my birthday yet. My birthday is next week, and I sure hope I get some Kindle and/or Nook gift cards. Several of my favorite authors have books coming out this month, including Erin Nicholas, Sloane Johnson and AE Via.
Last week, the inevitable question started from my husband and kids; what do you want for your birthday? This is a difficult question to answer. I'm at a point in my life where I'm fortunate enough to have everything I need and many things I want.
Usually, this is the point where I say there is one thing I want that I have to rely on others for. I want to be a bestselling author. USA Today, NY Times or Amazon, it doesn't matter. Hitting at least one bestseller list is on my writer's bucket list. I still want this so if you want to do something nice for my birthday, you can help me out and buy one or more of my books.
I've realized there's something else I'd like from my readers too and it's free. If you've been paying attention to my social media accounts in the last month then you should have a good idea what I am going to ask for. That's right, I want reviews of my books posted on Amazon.
I am desperate for more reviews. I would like for others looking at my books to see the kind words that have been posted on my Facebook and Twitter pages. I would also be able to get more promotion from Amazon if I had more reviews and more promotion leads to more sales.
Yes, I have been shamelessly begging for book reviews since my latest book came out last month, and I am going to keep begging. Those reviews mean a lot to authors and serve a number of important purposes besides ego stroking.
Please, if you have read and liked any of my books, take a moment to go to your Amazon account and leave a review. It doesn't have to be a dissertation. A sentence or two can convey the same meaning. Leave a review and consider it a birthday present to an aging author desperate for more recognition.