Mawson Bear’s Guardian Mark speaks: As you know our Mawson is a Writer-Bear. She Ran Away From Love is his brand new book. It features a small heroine called Frilly who goes on a Quest. I’m sure lots of people (and their bears) will love Frilly, if only they knew about her. And it is the same for every writer: if only readers knew about their books!
THE POWER OF REVIEWS: Writers need YOUR help. When you are quiet sort of writer (or writer-bear) it is not easy to be heard out there in the wide world.
WHERE CAN YOU REVIEW: You can place your own review about a book, which can be as little as one sentence, on Amazon and Good Reads . Reviews are also welcomed on Barnes and Noble (USA), Waterstones (UK), and Chapters Indigo (Canada), and Library Thing .
TIPS if you are new to the world of on-line book reviews.
About your name: You don’t have to leave your name if you don’t want to. You can be anonymous.
About where to put your review. You click on the information about the book at the sellers page. For instance, here are links to She Ran Away From Love: Amazon, GoodReads, Bears Are Noble, sorry, Barnes and Noble, Chapters Indigo.
After you find the book you have read, scroll down past the book’s description and click on ‘Leave A Review’, or ‘Write Your Own Review’.
The Bother part: This takes you to a Customer page where you need to sign in. If you haven’t before used that book retailer you also need to register to do so. This is a bother, I know.
The Fun part: But then comes the fun: smiting away at the Star Ratings. If you are an excitable sort of person, or if you love the book, just keep on smiting. Smite Thrice!!! Smite Fourfold!!!! And, yea even unto Five times!!!!! Disappointingly, the Retailers don’t let us smiteth more than five times, even if you have got into the rhythm of the thing.
Writing some thoughts about the book: You will see a field where you can say things. Here, if you wish, you can write a line, or many lines, about the book. Then click Submit. Valiantly done! And what happens now?
The power of the reader. Yes, that’s You: The Algorithms that decide the fate of writers, and writer-bears, now record that some one (You) has taken the trouble to review this book. These mysterious Algorithms perk up with interest .They calculate lots of thingygums. The visibility and ranking of Mawson’s book titles (and of any writer you kindly review) now gets bumped up a bit.
Having tasted your awesome power, why stop there? You can copy what you have written and go to any other on-line retailer, to as many as you like, depending on how mighty waxeth your Smiting arm that day, and you can paste in the same review. It all adds up. And up. And UP. And it means lots of people will fall in love with our Frilly, just like you.
Your boon companions: Doubtless there are other bold readers among your boon companions. Share on this very post, so that they too may do these valiant deeds! We writers (and one writer-bear) will never disavow your selfless mission!
Please let me know if you would be interested in doing a review for She Ran Away From Love . If you would like to help to tell the bright world about Frilly, i can send you a PDF copy. Don’t fear that the world ‘review’ means an essay is required. Short remarks are fine. Or just bash away at the star ratings.
You have wandered into Mawson Bear’s web-den. Between naps among cushions, Mawson ponders about Baffling Things. He is the Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In and of She Ran Away From Love.
‘The book brings back such nostalagic memories that it made it comforting, like a old security blanket.’ FNM Book reviews about Bright World.