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The whole recommend away tag is doing great and we are pleased to see new lists coming around. However, as one of BookLikes authors pointed out, it would be refreshing to see more niche authors showing through the listings. So we had egged Rod Raglin on to do this one and we love what he has come up with. We are coming back with #recommendaway part 2 - indie authors.
Rod has put together a list of 11 categories to go by, including both, best and worst of your indie reading experiences. And to be clear on something:
Dear independent authors,
we adore you, we want you to grow! Any negative feedback you will receive from BookLikers might be the best that could have happened to you, it's called constructive criticism, take it and evolve!
BookLikers, let's roll up your sleeves. Remember to tag your posts with indie authors recommendaway tag.
1. With less than five reviews on Amazon
2. Whose book you won in a BookLikes Giveaway
3. Whose book you could only manage to read three chapters of. (If the book is really bad three chapters is enough – sometimes too much. (Ever wonder why publishers and agents ask for your first three chapters? Because everything for sure will be revealed – including the author’s lack of craft – in those few chapters. Simply stated – it won’t get better.)
4. Whose book you hated but nonetheless reviewed
5. Whose book you hated and wrote and an honest review of
6. Whose book you tried to read but was so badly formatted you had to quit because of the onset of a category five headache
7. Whose book you threw across the room in frustration because of all the typos, grammar and other sloppy mistakes that showed a lack of respect for the reader
8. Whose book was so self-indulgent it made you feel nauseous
9 . Whose book was okay and you wrote a constructive review of
10 .Whose book you loved and can’t believe it isn’t a best seller and wrote a glowing review of
11. Whose book is so good, so special and has so little recognition you feel there’s still hope for your own books (this is Rod's favourite)
Oh, and well done to Rod, we are glad we had teased him! Thinking of doing that more often...