Do you leave book reviews on Amazon or other book sites?

(Sahara Foley) #1

As a lifetime reader that one day became an author after my husband died, I never once thought of giving a review for a book I read. Now, I give reviews on almost every book I read. It can be tedious, and sometimes feels like I'm back in school giving a book report, but it's so necessary for authors. So, how many here actually leave reviews, whether good or bad, for the books you read. Even bad reviews, if constructive, can be good for the author.

(Cheri) #2

I tend to review mostly on Goodreads and - or my own review site - but almost always forget to review on Amazon.

(Sahara Foley) #3

That's where the reviews count the most for authors. I think most readers tend to skip Amazon for reviews.

(SERIESous Book Reviews) #4

I review on my own blog, Goodreads, Riffle, The Reading Room and A lot of the authors I do reviews for want the review on Amazon because that's where people will most likely buy it.

(Blair MacKinnon) #5

I do my best to review here, on Riffle and where I bought the book (usually Amazon or iBooks). and then I share the review on my Twitter feed. I thin it's important (especially if it is a good review) to spread the word as far as I can. As a writer I find the sharing good reviews on social media very supportive and inspiring.

(Sahara Foley) #6

I also share on twitter, G+, on pinterest & timblur. I leave reviews on all the Amazon sites, plus Riffle, LIbrarything, GR's, and my blog.

(Michelle Short) #7

I leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and will also try this site. No time to blog though, I use my blog to comment or read/like other articles, review etc.

(Shelf-employed) #8

I post my reviews on LibraryThing, but sometimes
review here as well. I also have a blog where I post all of my reviews.

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I leave reviews on Amazon or wherever the author has requested a review. I am writing a novella series and happy to send a copy of the first one for anyone that might want to read it. Would love input from people outside of the community I am writing it for. If you want to go on this journey, send me a message with your email and I will send it over :wink:

(Bonnie Franks) #10

Amazon is probably the most widely read site, but they are connected to Goodreads. Have you tried Library Thing?

(Sahara Foley) #11

Yes, I post all my reviews on Libyrarything as well.

(Joyce Dixon) #12

I leave reviews at Goodreads and Amazon. I have left reviews at other sites like LibraryThings, but it's been a while.

I'm excited to find Riffle and plan to leave reviews here.

(Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews) #13

I leave reviews on my blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Riffle, LibraryThing, Bookbub, Book Movement, NetGalley, Edelweiss, and Powell’s.

(Cheri) #14

I leave reviews for ARCs on my blog and quick reviews of all books on Goodreads and Riffle. I always forget that I have a LibraryThing account!

(Chris Amies) #15

I sometimes leave reviews on Amazon, and have reviewed books for Theresa Derwin’s Terror-Tree (mostly dealing with horror fiction but science fiction and fantasy get in). I think it’s worth looking for small book reviewing websites to see if they want reviewers also - and the not so small such as Strange Horizons (I did review for them several years ago).

(Joy V. Smith) #16

I leave reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, and Riffle.

(Jason Andrews) #17

For me, now that I have published a suspense, contemporary novel, I have started leaving reviews on other sites as well as amazon. I never really thought about their importance or influence until I began researching how to help market my own!

Even negative reviews could help shape the authors next novel, or something constructive at least for an author to consider.

(Marian Beaman) #18

Yes! Besides Rifflebooks, I leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. It’s easy to copy and paste from one site to another!