After working so hard on a book what you have to do is to find a reviewer (blogger or booktuber) to review your book. But there so many obstacles to get a true review & constructive criticism of your work —-
While searching reviewers on internet, definitely you will choose someone else who’s in the top of your search result. Visiting their blog or vlog surfing it with half an hour, you’ll get to find out that you have to pay lots money to make them review your book and also have to send a review copy (some of them don’t accept softcopy) if and only if they accept your request.
I’m not saying people shouldn’t get paid for their review (as some of the review copy are utterly disgusting and not really worthy to spend that much time if its not paid) but the problem is famous reviewers don’t accept much request as they’re so busy even you have agreed to pay them also payment doesn’t affect their review.
Eventually you have to find someone else. That someone else will say good words for your book as long as you pay them sometimes after having a fast read. Which is utterly disgusting. Let’s consider, a good number of copies of your book got sold after that virtually good review but it doesn’t change the fact that the content of your book isn’t good. Readers will eventually find out that this book is such a wastage of money (considering your book isn’t good), they won’t be any of your book further.
Its very difficult and important to get a proper judgment of your book.
Consider, you’ve gone to a quiz contest and you need to answer your last question correctly but you don’t know the answer, you also can’t take a risk, otherwise you’ll lose. You’ve given two options to answer your question correctly ——
i) call someone else
ii) ask the audience to a have stat
What will you choose?
(Answer yourself or let me know & then read further)
I think you guys choose the second option over first one to call someone else in particular. The same goes here.
Why asking someone or a few to review your work, where there is very possibility that they don’t judge it from neutral point of view, why not asking beautiful readers who are born to be readers. All readers who roam different websites and apps, all day long, to read more stories and get to access translated novels. They can judge you neutrally & give their precious opinion.
To get in touch, I think you should open your account on WATTPAD (maybe there’s also many other famous portals out there) post your stories for free.
Believe me people will read you & there are so many people (millions) of people there who only open their account to read books solely, including me obviously. If you’re good enough you can get few millions of read on your story.
If you find out people are not enjoying you as much as you expected then you can improve yourself too,on your next work. All of these you can do for free.
Moreover, you don’t have spend money to get your worst book to be printed and sent them to Amazon, eventually no one will buy it (such a wastage of money). You printed them because you wasn’t sure about it and you’re taking a big risk too. But after posting your writing, letting people judge it, you’ll understand eventually you’re good enough or not. People also do great constructive criticism which will help you a lot.
After being assured that you’re good enough or more than that, then you can print your copy without taking a risk, also left there a link from where they can buy it. You’ll also get paid from ads too after get featured obviously.
If you believe yourself and you possess talents world will appreciate you eventually.
You just need to be patient about it.
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Also read, why do we read books?
My space within this post :
Today’s realization ::
“Being critic is easy, but if critic tries to run the operation, he soon understands that nothing is as easy as his criticism”.
Take care of your friends and family.