…most self-respecting quill-scrapers worth the label will admit it’s nice to have sales… yer bills have to be paid… yer candles for the virtually-lit garret have to be bought… that sneaky wee thing called ‘Life’ sum’times requires income… moolah… folding stuff… squiggles on the credit side of yer bank account… but lots of yeez Lads and Lassies of Blog Land also share with me, that right up there along with the LUVLY ‘Ka-Ching!’ of tills receiving coin on yer behalf is recognition… the belief that sumb’dy in the great big reading WURLD has actually taken time to peruse yer masterpieces… over time, if yeez are very lucky, some good folks will go that extra mile and pen a few lines or more to review yer books… it really matters not whether it garners a four- or five-star rating (although, of course, the more of these the better)… what is important is that other people may see the review and deign yer stuff worthy of a peek… the Great God Amazon in one of its less comprehensible quirks does not automatically cross-refer reviews pinned on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, nor indeed to most of its other reader page markets… that reviewers see fit to carry their reviews to both of these pages is even more of an extra effort much appreciated by authors… also considered an excellent bonus is to have the review posted on the Goodreads reviews… all good stuff… nowhere is it more apt to quote, ‘a lot of little makes a lot’… my wee literary babies have been dancing around on Amazon variously between one and five years, as each successive novel in my Jack Calder crime thriller series peeled off the smoking laptop… (sum’times more like lethargic smouldering, truth be known)… yesterday, I took a little time to count up the various reviews, and was absolutely bluudy gobsmacked!… what I thought may be a few dozen, turns out to be over 200 reviews for the assorted titles… and I can swiftly assure yeez these are not all done by my Granny and Auntie Mabel… I’m at once sincerely and seriously humbled and gratified with such reader generosity… in my own small way of part of my attempts at ‘paying back’, I do regularly leave reviews of the books on the respective Amazon and Goodreads review pages, mostly of fellow newbies, and great writer pals I’ve met on the Web… the clip below is a ‘thank yeez kindly’ to each and every person who honoured me with a review… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!… oh, and here’s the family photo of the series:
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Vengeance Wears Black : http://amzn.to/W59BB3
The Violin Man’s Legacy: http://amzn.to/10wnMXB
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