Review Roundup (2014-10-01)

Good reviews are the lifeblood of any author, but for unestablished authors (such as myself) they serve even greater importance. It’s no exaggeration to say that one negative Amazon review can send a book’s sales on a downward spiral from which recovery is nigh impossible. Likewise, having a few 5-star reviews on Amazon can sell more books than any author-led marketing campaign.

Yes, reviews are that powerful.

With this in mind, I’d like to take the time to highlight a few of the recent bright spots in my collection of reviews.

First, I’d like to thank Kay at Confessions of a Word Addict for her very kind assessment of Spear Hunter. She took a chance and read the second of The Northland Chronicles without having read the first. She came away from the book pleasantly surprised. Visit her blog to read her full thoughts about the experience.

Spear Hunter also recently received its first Amazon review. I haven’t been as aggressive about seeking reviews this time around, so I was very glad to see one appear on Spear Hunter‘s Amazon page. You can check it out here.

Last of all, speaking both as a reader and an author, my favorite place for book reviews is definitely Goodreads. Spear Hunter and Ramses’ Thunder have both been starting to collect Goodreads reviews. Go take a look and be sure to add your own while you’re at it.

So again, a big thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read my books and post reviews. May you have many more good reads in October!

Henry Olsen

Writer, adventurer, and humble servant of the universe since 1986.