Friday, November 23, 2018

Giving Thanks for Readers!

Even though Thanksgiving Day was yesterday (here in the United States), we TeachingAuthors like to share our gratitude all month long.

This year, we're discussing some of the writing-related things we're grateful for. Today, I'd like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to those who buy and read our books! And I want to express my special thanks for readers who make time to post reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, etc. Thanks to all of you, Playing by Heart recently passed the 50-review milestone on Amazon! I shared an image celebrating that event on Instagram earlier this week:

I've read that having 50 Amazon reviews is an important milestone because it's a trigger for Amazon's algorithm to suggest a book to other readers. It's also a requirement for certain types of advertising. Of course, the reviews are also helpful for readers considering whether to purchase a book.

I have to confess that I haven't been the best about posting reviews myself. But now that I know they can really make a difference to a book's "discoverability," I'm trying to be more conscientious about reviewing books I enjoy. I encourage all of you to do the same: a review needn't be long to be effective. A sentence or two is enough.

Thanks again to all of you who read our books and blog. May you all have plenty to be grateful for in this Time of Thanks-Giving!

Don't forget to check out something else I'm grateful for: the weekly Poetry Friday roundup hosted today by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem. While you're there, be sure to enter to win a wonderful new book of haiku from former TeachingAuthor Laura Purdie Salas!

And remember to always Write with Joy!


Linda B said...

I am ashamed to say that I still haven't read your book, although I have it, but I will, Carmela & I will post the review Congratulations for that milestone & I know it's landed on some other prestigious lists, too!. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, & will also have a restful weekend. Thanks to Teaching Authors for posts always interesting and fun!

Carmela Martino said...

Don't feel bad, Linda. I COMPLETELY understand. I've had several books in my TBR for months, so can totally relate. I just hope you enjoy it when you get to it.
And I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

April Halprin Wayland said...

I LOVE this book...and clearly I'm not the only one!

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks so much, April! You don't know how happy that makes me. 😊😍❤❤❤