Wednesday, June 8, 2011
So What Do You Have to Lose? Nothing! What Do I Have to Lose? Reviews and My Costs!
Here’s an offer that you don’t get every day. While I’ve been pleased with the sales of my book, ‘Crossing the
… Your Pet: When It’s Time to Let Go,’ I cannot say that I’m terribly pleased with the lack of reviews. Rainbow Bridge
Currently there are 12 at Amazon.com: 11 for the paperback and one for the Kindle version. All are positive, 5-star reviews.
I have provided numerous copies of the book free to a number of individuals, asking only for their review (good or not good). Reviews are what drive book sales. Even negative reviews can have positive results. Sometimes people want to find out for themselves why a negative review was posted. That’s a sale.
When sending follow-up mail to those I’ve provided with free copies, I’ve found that the mail goes unanswered; totally ignored. In this day of instant email, I find that hard to accept. I find that rather rude … especially in those instances where I’ve paid for the book and footed the cost of packaging and mailing.
This tells me that: a) people hated the book, or b) don’t want to post a negative review or c) never read it , or d) are satisfied that they got a book free of charge that retails for $17.95, and owe me nothing in return.
I’m an honest person. If I promise someone something, I deliver. I don’t renege on promises. I don't take advantage of other people ... ever!
For the first dozen people who reply to this offer who have not already read my book and posted a review, I’ll be happy to send you a copy … provided that you return the courtesy and post a review ... without fail!
Am I taking a chance? You bet your butt that I am. Yet, I’m willing to believe that there are more promise-keepers out there than promise-breakers.
If you’re willing to read my book, I’ll be happy to send you a copy. I’m taking the chance that there are people out there who provide more than meaningless lip-service … people who will follow through on their part of “the agreement.”
If you live in the
, and are among the first dozen to reply, I’ll get a book in the mail to you the day after I receive a request at firstname.lastname@example.org. U.S.
All that you have to risk is a couple of hours to read the book and a few minutes to post your thoughts at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=crossing+the+rainbow+bridge+your+pet+when+it%27s+time+to+let+go&x=0&y=0