I’m Listening

I just listened to The Dragon Page and here’s what I have to say:

This works.

Listen to what they talk about at the end of the show. They got into doing book reviews (I’ve done a few) and one thing Mike Stackpole mentioned about doing a review, if you post your review in twitter (ex. I just reviewed a book by @mikestackpole) the author will most likely ReTweet your review. This is true for nearly all Mid-List authors I know.

The books I reviewed I did for two reasons. 1) I loved the books I had read and 2) I knew they would attract attention.

When I reviewed Mike Stackpole’s Conan novelization I really liked the book. I’m a sucker for a Conan movie/book/comic/etc and I was disappointed by the recent movie. But I really enjoy Mike’s books which is why I read it. I knew that if I put Mike’s name in a review or blog post, he’d repost it for me and this would bring people to my site.

That day alone I had 75 visitors. This may not sound like a huge number, but when you consider that before that I was getting 5 hits a day, this was HUGE. Since then I’ve had, on average, 15-20 hits per day. Now to be fair I also started blogging on a daily basis, but that little surge showed me the power of doing book reviews and I’ll be certain to do more. Just you watch for them 🙂

I just wanted to tell Mike and Mike that I’ve seen this in action, and it works. As for free books, well, I haven’t done enough reviews yet to earn any of those and to be honest, I’m not a review site so I’m not expecting any. But if you love reading and love reviewing, make sure you’re letting the authors know what you’re up to.

Posted on January 31, 2012, in Blog Post. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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