Have you read Rhest for the Wicked yet? Wanna do me a big ole favor and review it? Just hop on over to Amazon, or your book site of choice, and post a review. You really would be amazed what a difference it can make.
It’s surprising what affects book sales, especially things that have little to do with either the publisher or the writer. In the old days of brick-and-mortar stores (and I can’t believe I wrote that seriously), it was volume of titles. People were more likely to buy a book from an author if that author had published more books. A novelist with five books would get more ‘hey, this looks interesting’ sales than a novelist with three books. And a novelist who had enough books to fill a whole shelf? There was almost no competing.
These days, it’s about reviews. It almost doesn’t even matter whether the reviews are good or not. Much like the presence of other titles before it, the sheer number of reviews of a book will help it to sell. It’s an odd phenomenon.
Right now, Rhest has two reviews, despite having sold a great many digital copies. With my publisher on the cusp of releasing the print edition (I’ve been assured there will be print copies at AMA 1/2), I am hoping to get some more reviews up. If you picked up a copy of the book, drop by and give it a word or two. You liked it a lot, you weren’t blown away, whatever you wish. But speak your mind on the book, if you would.
You really would be amazed what a difference it can make.