Read a book recently? Do you, like me, LOVE books and stories?
If so, and you haven’t had the time to do this yet, go and rate the books you’ve enjoyed. It only takes a few seconds to do and, whether you realise it or not, it makes a difference.
These days, consumer-led assessment of quality affects everything – Tripadvisor is a brilliant example of this – and the publishing business is no different. Your rating of a book affects the purchasing choices of the people who come to a product after you. They’re much more likely to risk their hard-earned wages on something that other people have liked and rated before them.
Why is this important? Because it could mean the difference between an author staying an author or going back to her day job. This is as true for me as anyone else.
So, please, if you’ve got a spare moment, leave a rating of your favourite books and keep the people who write them in a job!
And, if you have several spare moments, go a step further and add a review to your rating. It all adds up to something.