Friday, October 3, 2008

Book Giveaway WEEK 6!!

Congratulations to Jess! She won a copy of Land of Inheritance. Jess, email me your address and I'll send your book: heather at hbmoore dot com.

Only 3 more weeks to go before the release of my next book, ABINADI--3 more chances to win Land of Inheritance.

All you have to do it answer this weeks question:

What compels you to jump on Amazon an review a book, for better or for worse? And do you read reviews on a book before you make a purchasing decision?

For me, I read a lot of books, but of course there's only so much time I can spend reviewing them--on Amazon or any place else. So probably the main thing that compels me to review a book is if I LOVE it. If I hate it, I don't usually bother, except there have been one or two exceptions. A second reason that will compel me to post a review is if I personally know the author and realize that I can do my part in helping them promote their book. A third reason is if an author specifically asks me to review their book and then sends me a free copy.

I do read reviews quite often. Of course if it's a favorite author, then I probably won't--I'll just go ahead and buy the book.

What about you?


blueviolet said...

I read reviews only if I'm undecided. If I've heard a book mentioned I'll check the reviews out to see what people think. Being on the bestselling list is a good start but I need to dig a little deeper. As for writing a review, if I feel strongly about it one way or the other I will write a review. Otherwise I don't take the time.

Ruby (Mouth) said...

I usually wrote a review for a book if it is something that I found especially good and one that really touches me. As for reading reviews, yes, a review can help me buy a book or even movie. I tend to read them especially if I am on the fence about reading something.

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Karlene said...

I've never left a review on Amazon. I probably should though.

Heidi said...

I read reviews on amazon out of curiosity, but try not to let them influence me too much, since there's no way to know if I can trust the taste of a random person. I haven't taken the time to write a review... probably for the same reason!