Want to win this great beach bag stuffed with great gifts that all have to do with The Mailbox?? (Especially the red flip flops, but you have to read it to understand why!!) Enter today at She Reads.
As the book becomes widely available today I have no idea what to expect. I have a devotion running today, which is linked to She Reads, where people can learn more about the book. And that's about the extent of my plans. In the coming weeks and days I will have guest blog posts and interviews running on various blogs and I will be doing some radio interviews. And I am doing signings around North and South Carolina during the summer. (See my "Where I'll Be" tab to find out where the signings are and please come out if you live nearby!)
And that's about all I know to do.
The rest is up to you, the readers. Last week I posted a list of things you can do to spread the word about the book and ran a contest to win a copy before you can buy it.
Today I thought I would post information about how you can write a review on Amazon about the book after you've had a chance to read it. If you've never written a review on Amazon, it's not hard and it's something that actually really helps. I know when I am considering a book I very often will read what other people think about it before purchasing it. Of course the publisher's going to say it's great, of course the author loves it. But what do real people with nothing invested have to say?? That's why the reviews are helpful.
So if you've read the book and would like to write a review, here are instructions you can follow:
How to Write a Product Review on Amazon:
Step 1: Go to http://www.amazon.com/. Choose the "book" category.
Step2: Type in "The Mailbox: A Novel" and look through the returned results to select the book that you wish to review.
Step3: You must have an account with Amazon in order to write a review! Log in (if you have previously ordered something through Amazon before)or register yourself with Amazon.com.
Step4: Rate the book using the "star" method. (between one and five stars). A product you dislike might get one star, while a superior product would receive five.
Step5: Title your review. Think of a catchy review title that will encourage browsers to read your review.
Step6: Fill in the text for your review. Keep it short and concise. Remember you are trying to persuade the reader to consider this book from the many others in the marketplace.
Step7: Preview your review (CHECK YOUR SPELLING) and submit. It should appear on Amazon's website within the week.
Thanks to all of you who take the time to review the book. And don't forget about Barnes and Noble's reviews either-- as of right now I have NO reviews over there!! I really do appreciate all the help you can give me. People like you are what make or break a first-time novelist!!