I woke up this morning to a positive flurry of reviews for both Art of Forgetting : Rider and Spark and Carousel across the UK and US Amazons, which has put a zing in my step for the rest of the day – thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave a review! They really are the lifeblood of authors, better than cake, even.
Rider has now reached the stage on Amazon where almost every review leads to a sale, which is tremendous. For those who want to know, it’s about 15 reviews – Rider currently has 19. After 20 reviews, legend has it that the algorithm-goblins that live in the Amazon basin start to stir and take notice, and put your book in front of potential readers. I don’t know if this is actually true, but so far the theory that if you have 15+ reviews then new reviews lead to sales has borne out, so you never know.
And in a second piece of good news, both the Art of Forgetting books and Spark and Carousel are going into new paperback editions this week, with fresh cover quotes and having been given a general spruce-up (the differences are small, but I know they’re there). So watch out for them filtering their way onto bookshelves and online stores in the next couple of months.
Next up – Fight Like A Girl, coming soon!