To review or not to review, that is the question…

Lately I'm making an effort to be a better author-friend, so I have a little something I'd like to get off my chest...Hello, my name is Sarah, and I was a terrible reviewer.*waves**dodges rotten fruit*Hang on, hang on, hang on! And put that squishy tomato down for God's sake...This might not sound like much to the average person, but the thing is, book reviews by casual readers--yes, I lump myself in there as well, because I do read for pleasure--are extremely important to authors for a number of reasons.The first reason is that we like to know someone enjoyed our book. Yes, it's that simple...if you liked a book, please review it on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, or wherever you bought it from. If anything, the author will do a little happy dance when he/she checks it out, and you  know you want to be responsible for someone's happy dance.The other reasons are more technical. Retailers use algorithms to help sell (or...
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