New Author and Reader Book Inspired Website Launch
As I wrote the following paragraphs you’re about to read, I struggled with who exactly to provide the information to; the READERS or the AUTHORS. Then I realized it made sense to share these points with both groups because the information involves us all.
Public Book Reviews
Sometimes Readers who love to enjoy a good book, don’t always get the opportunity to write a public book review online. Time and circumstances don’t always permit a Reader to write a published review about a book they liked, no matter how much they enjoyed. Not only that, but recent AMAZON policies about customer book reviews make it difficult for many Readers to show their support.
For instance, only Verified Amazon Buyers (who have spent no less than $50 shopping at Amazon) can leave a review about a book they purchased.
Lots of avid readers now recognize the power that Amazon and other sites have bestowed upon them. Some have their favorite authors and are capable of being just as biased as anyone else. The new-found power of these elite reviewers has created dissension in the publishing world. Books that may have once received reviews from laid back readers sharing their thoughts, are now prone to get harsh critique-style reviews from amateur book critics.
This and other related problems often prevent Authors from getting genuine book reviews. The sad result is that too many authors are excessively focused on Amazon book reviews, in hopes of generating sales. Without realizing it, many authors start to place so much emphasis on the REVIEW, that they forget about the importance of the READER. Authors should never underestimate the reading experience that your book provides to a reader. This can be more valuable than a simple book review about how good your writing is.
Value of Books
Many books were written for one specific purpose; to be a source of inspiration. But the truth is, whether they mean to or not, all books have the ability to inspire. It all depends on the Reader and how they relate to that book. No matter who we are, author, reader, or both, there is probably at least one book that we have been inspired by. It doesn’t have to be a self-help book or some kind of how-to book in order for us to gain inspiration. Novels and other works of fiction can be just as inspirational. The point is, an author can learn just as much (if not more) from the Readers they truly inspire, than from those who simply choose to “critique” their work.
Book Inspired Stories
It’s easy for new and undiscovered authors to fall into the trap of constantly working and struggling to get book reviews. But the thing to realize is that book reviews are not the only way to secure book sales. Understanding and recognizing what Readers want and get from books is a vital key. That is why the new website: MyBookInspiration.com was launched. This site is dedicated EXCLUSIVELY to publishing book inspired stories from both Authors and Readers.
Authors are invited to share stories about the inspiration behind specific books they’ve written. Readers get a chance to find out what made an author write what they did and why they did.
Readers are also given the opportunity to share stories about a book they’ve read and received some kind of inspiration from. This includes authors who have read books written by someone else and been inspired. Your reader-like experiences are welcome in this section also.
The book inspired stories you submit can be either fiction or non-fiction titles. Everything is allowed (with the exception of erotica). Your inspirational story can be anywhere from 100 – 500 words long. MyBookInspiration.com also allows links to be included in the content (anchored text allowed if formatted). All stories are to be posted “as is” (unedited – with the exception of standard TOS when posting public content). For more information about this new publishing resource site, visit: MyBookInspiration.com and be sure to follow on Twitter: #bookinspiredstory
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BOOK INSPIRATION STORIES