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  • Writer's pictureDev Friedlander

All I Really Want...

This time of year, people are very busy with gifting. While it’s always better (and more fun) for me to give presents to others, there are a couple of things I would love to receive. It’s not always easy to know what someone may enjoy or prefer in a gift, so I’ll come right out and say it. I would enjoy an iTunes gift card to expand my playlist, pens that work, hand lotion from Sabon (the patchouli Lavender Vanilla flavor) and reviews of my book. Actually, forget about all the gifts, all I really want are book reviews.

As an author, the best way to become well known is to sell books. The only way to sell books is if people know to buy your book, and the best way for people to know to buy your book is when they see it being advertised or listed higher up on bookseller’s websites. The books with the most reviews get pushed higher and so the cycle snowballs. As a result, what I need more than anything are some more reviews of my book.

So, if you are in the giving mood, here are a couple of options for posting a review. You can either go to the site where you purchased the book originally; for example Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Book Depository. Or, if you have purchased the book from me directly, some great places to leave reviews are Goodreads or even Facebook.

I know reviewing takes time. I’ve been there. I spent about six minutes thinking of something to say, another six editing what I’d written and then another ten figuring out what I did wrong and how to do it correctly. Please know, that when you write your review of a book, you are giving one of the greatest gifts a person can give the author, your time!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank those who have reviewed my book up until now. It means more to me than I can say in words! I can’t tell you how many times I have cried tears of gratitude for the thoughtful comments that many of you have taken the time to write.

So, don’t worry about buying me socks, or chocolate or even a gift card. All I want this season is your review.

Wishing all my readers a very happy Holiday Season; whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or nothing specific at all, may this coming year bring us all joy, good health, and much happiness.

Please comment below what gifts you would like to receive.

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