Raeann Blake (Author)

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Show some love

Posted by Raeann Blake (Author) on July 7, 2012

Love Your AuthorsGood Saturday morning!! Want to show authors you like some love? Go to each book page for a book you enjoyed and first click the “Like” button at the top of the page right under the book title. You can also hover over the “Like” button and choose to share the page on FB, Twitter, Pintrest, or by Email.

Next, scroll way down towards the bottom and you will find a section called “Tags Customers Associate with This Product”. Click the checkbox beside each tag that you see that you agree with, or add your own (you can choose or add a maximum of 15 tags that you like).

Next scroll back up a little and add a Review. It can be as long or short as you want along with your rating. See other reviews that you agree with or that were helpful to you in making your own decision to buy the book? Click the “Yes” button where it says “Was this review helpful to you?” If it wasn’t or you disagree, you can click the “No” button. You can also comment on a review although I personally feel that you should not comment on another’s review. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and nothing will be accomplished by engaging in a debate over their opinion.

The “Likes”, “Tags”, and “Reviews” all help in ratings, rankings in search results, and in helping other readers make their decisions about whether or not to pick up their own copy. And the reviews especially, good or bad, help authors know where they’re on track and where they aren’t. Good reviews provide us with that affirmation that keeps us going; bad ones provide us with learning tools and road maps on what we can do better.

You can also access the Author’s bio page by clicking on his or her name underneath the title.  On this page you will find another set of “Like” and “Share” buttons on the right side of the page.

Authors give you their hearts through their words. So when you have some time, tell them how their doing.

Have a great weekend!

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2 Responses to “Show some love”

  1. Mal said

    If you could post tentative release dates on your site, that would be great. I looked on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in the “FUTURE RELEASES” section, and saw none of the books I just read Taming Clay and am looking forward to reading more of your books.

    • Good morning. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed ‘Taming Clay’. I wish I could give you tentative dates, but it’s not possible at this point. All of the books listed on my website are ones that were completed 4-5 years ago with no intention of ever publishing them. Now that I’ve made the decision to share them with all of you, they each need some revisions and editing before that can be accomplished. As I also have a full-time day job, this can only happen at night and on the weekends so my time to work on them is limited. Also, to my knowledge there is no avenue for independent author/publishers to schedule releases or create pre-release listings on Amazon for pre-order in the “Future Releases” list. Amazon generously gives the independent authors a great path for publishing our works, but there are some perks like this that seem to be reserved for the publishing houses.

      ‘Red Says I Love You’ was released in July and I’m working on ‘Jake’ for ‘The Seven Brothers of Elko’ now. I hope to have it out in October. I will most definitely keep everyone up-to-date on the progress here, on my website, and on Facebook.

      I really appreciate your suggestion. If I can find way to determine an average of how long it takes to go through the process of the revisions on each book, I could possibly develop and “guess-timate” of release dates and post those. Thanks again and happy reading!

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