Growing Up Indie, Part I: Reviews

It’s been said indie authors live and die by their reviews, which is often true, but in my opinion this blog sums it up very nicely. We need your reviews so if you’ve read and enjoyed any of my books I’d love to see you post an honest review for each book on the site where you made the purchase. I know it’s a little time consuming, but we indies so need your reviews. Many thanks to those who’ve already done so, your time and opinion is really appreciated.

Write Minded

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

I remember Kansas.  Kansas was 1997, and I had just published two romances with Bantam’s Loveswept line.  Kansas was traditional publishing with agents and editors and books with paper pages and professional reviewers who worked for newspapers or magazines like Romantic Times.  Back there in Kansas, your average reader had no way to say yea or nay—aside from word of mouth, which, as we all know, is limited to the number of ears you can bend.  Kansas, my friends, was black and white when it came to reviews.  You knew exactly whom you were dealing with … for better or worse.

A bit more than six months ago, I jumped the rainbow and landed in Oz—otherwise known as The Land of Self-Publishing—embarking on a magical mystery tour where every day is an adventure.  Where every– and anyone is a…

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