Many of us are avid readers, and what’s more, we even warm the cockles of writers’ hearts by leaving reviews for their books. And if you don’t yet, please allow me to put in my plug for book reviewing in general here. Reviews mean the world to writers, particularly in the early days of their book launch.
I knew this. I already leave review book reviews. What I didn’t know is that I could give double the Amazon value for the same review.
Before, I always reviewed on Amazon.com. That’s where I buy my ebooks, and Amazon’s the most important place to have reviews, since most people buy from there. I review on goodreads as well, so I thought I had this reviewing thing down.
I had no idea I could also post reviews for Amazon UK. I found out by participating in a couple of goodreads Reading Rounds, where it’s standard procedure to post reviews on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. And it’s so easy.
For example, the link to my book Dragon Hoard is: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Hoard-Other-Tales-Faerie-ebook/dp/B0189TSEHE/.
Bonus tip: Most of us get our links using Amazon’s search box, which is fine, but you don’t want to use the entire link. If you search Cathleen Townsend Dragon Hoard, what you’ll actually get in the Amazon address is this: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Hoard-Other-Tales-Faerie-ebook/dp/B0189TSEHE/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8. All the red highlighted text (everything after and including the ref=) should never be used when linking. For some reason, Amazon doesn’t like to see one link from a search reused like that, so if you’ve got the longer version linking to your own books, maybe on your blog page, now is a good time to clean up your links.
Ahem! Back to the point of this post. 🙂
So I put in the above link, and that will allow me to leave a review on Amazon.com for Dragon Hoard (or it would if I wasn’t the writer).
But all that’s needed to also leave a review on Amazon.co.uk is to make one little tweak. I change https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Hoard-Other-Tales-Faerie-ebook/dp/B0189TSEHE/ to https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dragon-Hoard-Other-Tales-Faerie-ebook/dp/B0189TSEHE/. That’s it. Just delete the m in com and add period uk. Then leave a review on Amazon UK just like you would on Amazon.com. Just be sure to copy the first review so you can paste the same text for the second.
Of course, if you’re already in the UK, this procedure would be reversed. It’s still easy.
It’s a simple way to help support authors and help them get the recognition they so need.
Happy reading and reviewing. 🙂