Put Your Phasers to Stun
March Author Birthday
Some of us are Trekkies; you
know those nerdy folks who love all things Star Trek. And yes, don’t be
alarmed, Star Wars is kind of a religion at our house. Both of those
enterprises (no pun intended…but it is funny) provide hours of entertainment
for millions of people, not only in this country, but across the world. Are
some of the episodes cheesy and a little out there? (More puns. Sorry.) The
answer is yes. But oh, so much fun!
These shows provide hours of
fun and a chance to escape. Where would NASA be without the vision of Captain
Kirk and Mr. Spock? I would bet many of the people working in the aerospace
industry today, fell in love with Star Trek or Star Wars somewhere along the
This is my author birthday
month. I’ve given away almost 5000 books in the last week. I’ll be giving
something away at the end of this post if you’ll stick with me. With any luck
I’ll get a few more reviews. You might not know this but reviews are gold to an
author, especially an indie author. Here are a few of the reasons:
- Saves time for readers
who need to use their free time wisely. No one wants to purchase or borrow a
book that ends up causing frustration rather than pleasure. Knowing what to
expect and how others have received a story makes sense if you’re on the hunt.
- Visibility is a prime
concern to authors, both traditionally and indie published. The more reviews an
author has the more Amazon will promote that author’s work.
- This in turn
leads to more sales.
The bad reviews are really painful. Trolls are out there (and some of them are authors maybe even Klingons) who get their jollies from posting a one-star review. Even when you have a number of five-star reviews, giving an author a mean one-star review lowers their overall score. Amazon also notices that.
Be kind with your words. Put those word phasers on stun. If you don’t like the book just stop reading it. If you must give a bad review consider giving it a three-star review and mentioning things you liked and didn’t like. Keep in mind the author has probably worked over a year, investing time and money into the project.
Places to Review:
- ACX if it is
So, do you want something free for my birthday? There are more opportunities for free books in April or I can give you one of my audiobooks on ACX if you’d like one. I have An Unlikely Hero and Dark Side of Morning. I humbly ask that you post a review. It would mean the world to me. It’s like giving me a gift! Be sure to read the guidelines for ACX. I know there is a fee to belong but there are coupons most months and points where you don’t pay much. Respond in the comments if you would like to have one (while supplies last).
The other way to get a
surprise is by signing up as one of my followers on BookBub. https://www.bookbub.com/profile/tierney-james On April 3, I
will chose two winners to receive an Amazon Gift Card. And if you stick with
me, there will be a few more free deals in April.