Monday, April 29, 2013
Author Appreciation Day Blog Hop!
Before I was a book blogger, and before I knew any authors, I didn't realize the importance of book ratings and reviews. Authors rely on readers to review their books and post those reviews online. How many times have I been swayed by a review and end up purchasing a book? I always look at how many stars a book has on Amazon, and how many people rated it, before I purchase. I've only been rating and reviewing the books I read for a few years now, and only recently on Amazon.
Well, after talking to an author friend and lamenting that a fellow friend should have more ratings for her book than she did, we decided to do something about it. We have decided that this Friday, May 3rd, shall be Author Appreciation Day. And we decided to make it a blog hop!
All you have to do is pick a book you like that you haven't rated or reviewed and post it up on your blog with a sentence or two (or more) about why you liked it. Then, link your post with the LinkyTool so we can check out who you've chosen.
And since you've done that much, maybe you can put that review/rating up on Amazon, Goodreads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, etc?
Let's make history today and celebrate those fabulous people who teach us things, transport us to other worlds, make us fall in love and also show us an alarming number of elaborate ways to kill someone. :)
Use the hashtag #huganauthor on twitter on Friday. Let's see if we can get it to trend!