Ratings: the Lifeblood of the Indie Publishing Community

Circle City Publishing

For an author who is trying to become established, word of mouth is incredibly important. Hence the reason why we wrote a whole series of articles about supporting your favorite up-and-coming authors. We won’t rehash all of that again, but we strongly encourage you to go back and review those posts. Essentially, without the promotional support of a major publishing house and/or literary agent, it’s very difficult for indie writers to find new readers. As a reader, sharing your thoughts on a book is crucial. That way, other readers can learn more about what to expect and have some confidence going into it that there are other people who enjoyed the book.

Enough on that though. The point of this post is to attempt to set some realistic expectations for new authors who are hoping to get reviews. First, getting readers to leave a review is more of a…

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