Turns out I am patient, a lot more patient than most people. Also, loyal. It's been my downfall before. I won't let it be my downfall again .
My patience has run out. More about that in another blog when I know exactly what's happening.)
Right now I want to explore a VERY pressing issue. (That may or may not have something to do with the above.)
When books that get scathing/horrid/dreadful reviews sell and books that get awesome reviews don't - then it's time to re-evaluate the way things are being done. Yes? Where is the sense?
The time I gave a bad review to someone - I didn't mention the title of the book and didn't put it on Amazon, I did it here - because I know people will buy crap because someone said it was crap. They feel compelled to see for themselves. It's like watching a train wreck.
So, why doesn't that work for great reviews?
Why don't people go, "It can't be that good, I better see for myself."??
My question to you...
What does it take to get people to buy really good books?
As someone who (knock on wood) has only had great reviews (some so good I cried) and whose sales are utter crap. What does it take?
It ain't the products.
The products are excellent and well worth reading.
So what is it?
What's the magic thing that drives people to buy books??