Do you take the time to write a review or rate a novel? It's sad to see that many people don't write reviews. Did you know how much reviews help authors? It's no different than going on social media and lauding a movie you recently saw. People take the time to do so, but not for books. I can't decide if they think reviews are complicated and that's why they don't. So, I thought I would write a couple of pointers for you.
1. Rate the novel. It's a simple matter of clicking the stars on retailers websites, such as Amazon. I know for a fact that Amazon and Barnes&Noble send out emails after they think you should be done reading an eBook. Also, Kindle gives you the option to rate a novel as soon as you're finish.
2. A simple review goes a long way. You don't have to be eloquent or an English major to write a review. If you have time to write a five word review then "I really enjoyed this book" works out fine. If you want to go into detail, even better, but not necessary.
3. Tell your friends. Just like recommending a movie, tell your friends to read it. It doesn't matter if they get the book at the library or buy it for themselves. What matters is you took the time to spread the word.
4. Don't stress. If you don't know what to say, remember rule 1 and just rate the book, or keep it simple.
Thank you for taking the time to review, we authors appreciate you and your time!