A recent email by a writer friend reminded me that, even though I read and enjoy many, many books, I don’t always show those books (and their authors) the attention they deserve. If I’ve enjoyed a book a lot, I might tell a friend or two. I might even review a book here on my blog. But I don’t review books in other key places – like on Amazon and Goodreads.
That’s too bad because positive reviews on social media, especially on Amazon, can influence other readers and book buyers. The number of reviews a book gets can directly impact the book’s ranking in search engine results, which in turn can influence sales.
It’s a tough world out there for books and their authors. They need our support now more than ever. So this month, I thought I’d play Cupid for a while and spread some BOOK LOVE around by setting aside a few minutes to give more public support to some of the books I’ve enjoyed recently – and tagging some reader friends to do the same!
Do you want to play Cupid with me? Here’s how the hop works:
BOOK LOVE Blog Hop Instructions
1. Pick some books you love (any genre) that you think deserve more attention than they are getting. (As much as I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle does not need my help to sell more copies! I’ve tried to choose books I thought needed a little boost, or ones I love that no one else seems to have heard of.)
2. Post reviews for the books you chose on Amazon/social media. The reviews can be brief – even a short review on Amazon helps. Posting on Goodreads or Shelfari is great, too, or Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. The more places you can publicly proclaim your love, the better!
3. If you want, you can also post the reviews on your own blog, or link your blog back to your reviews on social media.
4. Feel free to display the BOOK LOVE badge on your blog – and if you want, link it back to this post so your visitors know what it’s all about.
5. Tag some friends to do the same! Tag friends through their blogs, or on Facebook.
That’s it! If you don’t want to wait to be tagged, you can jump right in and start reviewing and tagging yourself.
Please take notice of the adorable badge designed by Dana Carey. What talent! Dana is a writer and illustrator who is Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI France, and also one of the co-leaders of Sub It Club.
Here Well, I love a lot of books and I so I’m joining Carrie and spreading the love by posting reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, etc.
I chose books that I loved enough to include in posts on my blog for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday. I would love for more people to read these three incredible books! So I’ve shared my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
123 Versus ABC written and illustrated by Mike Boldt-An amazingly humorous alphabet book! It kept me laughing.
Tuck-In Time written by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson-Adorable for naptime/bedtime.
What Floats in a Moat? written by Lynne Berry and illustrated by Matthew Cordell-Full of humor and fun word play.
I’m tagging Julie Rowan-Zoch who has introduced me to many books that have become favorites! The girl has excellent taste 🙂