Audible and Amazon Reviews

I just saw that a review of the audiobook edition of The “Volunteer” has been posted on Audible.com.  The review was favorable, giving the book four stars overall, and had good things to say about the narrator Loral Miller.  The review was dated December 18, 2017, but I just saw it on the book’s Audible page today.

There have also been two new reviews of The “Volunteer” posted on Amazon in the past couple of days.  I did notice that the first (and so far only) one star review had been posted on December 10, 2017, by someone who admitted in that review to reading an early draft of the book, so it is gratifying to see the two new favorable reviews posted since.  I had long ago decided not to answer negative reviews in any way.  The work should stand on its own, without having to be defended by its author, and authors have to realize that no book will receive universal praise.  But I did notice today that that one star review had a comment attached to it by another reader, a rebuttal of sorts.  That comment was posted almost a month ago, but I just noticed it today.

I would like to thank all my readers for every review of The “Volunteer“.  The book currently has 41 reviews on Amazon.com, with an average rating of 4.5 stars, plus an additional 6 reviews on Amazon.co.uk and another 2 on Amazon.ca.  And there is also the review on Audible which doesn’t show up on any of the Amazon pages.  Thank you to everyone!

Volunteer book promo

A Five Star Holiday Week

Today, July 5th, is International Read Naked Day, and The “Volunteer” would seem to be the perfect choice of book for that.  Today is also the one year anniversary of the release of The “Volunteer” on Kindle.  It has been an amazing year, and I’ve learned a lot about book promotion.  Hopefully, this will help me when I get the next book out.

The Fourth of July holiday week has been a good one since two new reader reviews have been posted to Amazon in the last three days.  Both of them have been five stars.  It is especially gratifying that so many people are coming back to Amazon to write about their experiences reading The “Volunteer”. Thank you all.

Fourth of July Reviews