Hey Author, let’s make a deal…

Ha ha…remember that Seventies show?

No..not that That ’70s Show.

I mean that game show from the Seventies…

Let’s Make A Deal.

Classic…

What was that dudes name? Monty Hall, or something like that?

And all those crazy contestants all dressed up in their crazy costumes…

Man, that was awesome…

Such an awesome way to waste an hour of a life away…and a few good brain cells, too.

But that’s not why I called you all here today.

Today we are gathered here to discuss a way for you and I to make a deal of our own…

A deal all quid pro quo like…

A way for you to help me help you help me…

Huh?

Yeah, well, anyway…As I’ve been sitting here waiting for the dispatch of the inaugural selection for our Indie Author Book Selection & Review to arrive…

Hands of Evil by Ms Melissa Barker-Simpson

And waiting…

And waiting…

Is the United Kingdom really that far away from the United States?

And waiting…

Sheesh.

I tell you what, Barker-Simpson, your book better be good for as long as it’s taking to get to me…

Kinda makes a good tip o’ the hat to e-books, don’t it?

I could have been done and finished reading it by now if it had been an e-book…

Well, probably not.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it already…but I’m kind of a slow reader.

I mean reeeally slow.

So slow that by the time it takes me to read a book, real or otherwise, a real one could probably have been delivered from the UK.

Or the end of the universe.

Which is apparently the same distance…

Yeah, I read that slow…

Anyway. . .

So, I obviously have had a lot of time to think while I’ve been waiting for Melissa’s masterpiece of poetic mojo to arrive…

And I was thinking that, while this Indie Author Book Selection & Review (Can someone please come up with a better, less exhausting name for this thing?! Maybe we should call it InAuBoSe&ReMo in honor of the NaNoMo…god I can’t even finish writing the acronym its so bad. Well, not as bad as that NaNoBloPoMe thing or whatever that beast is.) is cool and all…and I really hope we do more in the future…I was thinking about other ways for me to find your book so I can read it and love it and review it like a masterpiece of poetic perfection deserves to be reviewed…

And I was thinking…you know…

Heck, I’d like my books to be reviewed, too!

Yup, that’s exactly what I thought.

Actually, that’s exactly what I think about often.

I sure wish more readers (and I check my Amazon stats every once in a while (okay, like hourly)…and I see that someone is buying my books, which leads me to believe that they are being read as well, so I think it’s safe for me to assume that I have at least some readers) would leave more reviews.

I know, I know…

I know exactly what you’re thinking right now…

You’re thinking that maybe no one is taking the time to review my books because, maybe, perhaps, it’s a distinct possibility that maybe my writing doesn’t compel these readers of my books to want to write a review for them…

That’s exactly what you were thinking, I know…

Because that’s exactly what I’m thinking, too…

And I think we’re both exactly right on this thought.

Maybe my stories just aren’t compelling enough…

Maybe.

But I would like to know for sure.

And how could I go about doing that, you ask.

Well, funny you should ask because I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about just that lately…

Seeing I’ve had so much time to think and all.

And I was thinking that maybe you could read one of my stories for me and write an honest to goodness legitimate review, you know, like a review you might read in a newspaper (if they were to still exist). A review unlike most of the reviews on Amazon. A review with a minimum of at least three (3) paragraphs – an intro, a supporting, and a closing paragraph. You know, basic essay writing that we learned back in grammar school…

Wait, wait…

Before you hightail your tail outta here…

Just listen to what I have to propose first, please.

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