Friday, June 3, 2016

A Weird Trick for Reviews

It seems after I wrote this entry about people panhandling Amazon reviewers to get reviews for their books, I got a lot more of those emails.  Usually I would direct them to my blog post so they could get why I have no interest in that.

One day someone brought up a review I wrote 9 years ago.  9 fucking years ago!  Jeez, how desperate are you to go back that far?  It got me thinking that if you really want me to review your book, don't bring up some moldy old book review I wrote:  suck up to me by saying you read one of MY books.  I mean I don't really give a shit if you liked my review of someone's book from almost a freaking decade ago; I don't even remember that review anymore!  But I do love, love, love people praising my books.

Thus the weird trick if you want me to review your book is to read one of MY books and then send me an email saying how awesome it was and what a great writer I am.  Then I'll be more likely to review your book.

Something to think about...

PS:  I got sick of people spamming me with their books so I took the contact information off the About Me page.  The contact info was for people to contact me about MY books, not to spam me with theirs.  That's the only way I can see that they keep getting my email address, unless they can see it on my Google+ or Blogger profiles, which I'm not sure how to change.

5 comments:

  1. When I had that review blog, we had a simple way to submit. Just send the blurb, a PDF and an image of the cover. But, no there were so many drive by submissions that did whatever they wanted to do. There were also emails about authors wanting to do blog stops. I had a separate email address for the blog, so it wasn't too annoying.

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    1. Yeah there's always some bad apples who have to ruin everything for everyone.

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  2. That can get pretty annoying. On the other hand no one asks me to review their books, so you must be doing something right.

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    1. You just have to review lots of books on Amazon and they'll come to you.

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  3. Pat I want you to review my latest comic ..!

    Just kidding. But I totally get what you mean. Sometimes I also get emails from people who have read my old reviews on Amazon, the good thing is that I get those messages in an email account that I only check like twice a month or so.

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