I've wondered for a long time just how important reviews are in relationship to book sales. Does anyone have an opinion?
Also, how does an independently published author go about securing book reviews from newspaper reviewers? It seems that there is a reluctance on the part of most newspapers to review self-published books. Opinions?
Hi Joe - My thinking is that newspapers aren't anxious to review self-pub'd books just as some bookstores are reluctant to host book signings by self-pub'd authors. I think, in time, things will turn around. Not much help for us right now though, is it?
Mary A. Berger