As most of you already know, the book based on this blog, How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion, is now published and available. If you didn’t know that, shame on you; you’ve missed half my blog posts and all the interesting ones.
From the beginning, Magical Words has been helping writers improve their understanding of the craft and business of writing. Today I’m here to ask you for a little help.
Nobody is going to get rich off this book. Come on, think about it: one book’s profits split between seven writers? (Oo, oo, what if they make it into a movie…? Fine, but only if Brad Pitt plays the editor). But we would like to get it into as many hands as possible, and that’s what I’m here to ask for your help with. Or one small aspect of it, anyway.
If you’ve read the book, what we’d like for you to do is go write a review on Amazon.com. (I’ll make it easy for you: here’s a link to the page.) It doesn’t even have to be a great review. Truthfully, honest is best. If you think it’s a three-star book, say so. If you think it’s a two-star book, say so. If you really, truly, think it’s a five-star book you can say that, too.
The main thing we’re looking for is twenty honest reviews. Why twenty? Because that’s the magic trigger-point where Amazon starts listing our book in other places, too. You know that section, towards the bottom of the page, where it says, “Frequently bought together” and “Customers who bought this item also bought:”? Those are all books that are somehow related (by author, theme, whatever), that have at least twenty reviews. That’s our goal.
And we’re asking for your help.
If you feel inspired, we appreciate it.
If not, well… let’s just say Jane Yellowrock knows where you live, and let your imagination fill in the rest. Mwa ha ha ha ha ha….
P.S. Reviews on Amazon.com are appreciated, but if you still haven’t bought the book yet, the best deal depends on a few factors. If you have the super-shipping-package Amazon sells AND you’re buying several books, then Amazon is the way to go. But if all you’re after is How To Write Magical Words, buying direct from the publisher is the most economical way to go. Bella Rosa Books is still offering the book for $18 flat, including shipping, which is cheaper than anybody else.