Reviews: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – a reblog from Evie Gaughan

A brilliant post by friend of the blog Evie Gaughan.

Evie Gaughan

TONS of stuff you need to know. I’m just glad to see somebody else out there is as wordy as I am.

Click HERE for all the good stuff, but I’ll start it off…

Remember when you first started writing your book and your overriding thought was, ‘I just hope somebody reads it!’?  All authors, whether self-published or traditionally published, are increasingly responsible for the promotion and marketing of their books (when I say increasingly, can the self-published authors at the back stop sniggering!).  Time was when marketing departments did the dirty work for their authors and readers often found their next read by word of mouth.  But things have changed drastically in the digital age and we’ve been making up the rules as we go along.  These days, the almighty review has become the holy grail for authors, fueled by Amazon’s marketplace mentality.  While I do encourage readers to leave a review (you can read my post about it here), it seems to me this whole review thing is getting a little out of control and needs a bit of rethink.

Click HERE to read the rest over at Evie’s place.

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

8 thoughts on “Reviews: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – a reblog from Evie Gaughan

  1. Yayy. Book blogger. ME. Over here. Well, I’m closed to book reviews at the moment but yea, ME. Lol. Seriously though, this post is on point. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I meant I’m closed to new submissions. I do have a Registration form. Authors should check back periodically to see when I am accepting books again. Just visit my Author website @

    My TBR pile is getting low so if authors are patient I’ll be opening back up soon.

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