What do the following comments have in common?
‘Fantastic novel, loved it from start to finish. Can’t wait for number 3! Hope you’re already working on it!’
‘You’ve done it again, written another great work of fiction. Looking forward to the next one. What a furtive imagination you have.’
‘I couldn’t put Evil Echoes down. I think it is even better than your first book. What will you give us next?’
They’re all complimentary and want another book; fantastic!
They were all sent to me via email, text or private message; not so fantastic.
I’m delighted and frustrated at the same time. I rejoice in the knowledge that you love my stories but sad that only you and I will ever know!
To date, I think about a tenth of my feedback is in the public domain.
To put it bluntly, without publicity, my current book won’t sell enough copies for the publisher to consider financing my next novel.
So on behalf of all writers, can I make a request?
If you enjoy reading a book, don’t just tell the author, please tell the world!!
Put your comment on every social platform with which you engage so that word spreads far and wide and hopefully your favourite authors will sell enough copies to continue to be offered publishing contracts!!!
A Grateful Author
PS: If you hate my work then a private message is fine.