An Ode to Book Reviews

An Ode to Book Reviews


my ebook floundered

in the internet lake

I gave it away

for review’s sake

yet no reviews do I see

sales graph like a cadaver

on an E.K.G.

This morning this little ditty came to me when I checked my Amazon book page, a task I do almost every day with the same outcome.

Last week I set up a five-day free giveaway of my ebook with the simple request that anyone downloading the ebook leave a review. Well, so far only one person out of the sixteen who downloaded the book has written a review.

Sometimes the best antidote for disappointment is writing a jab at the source of the frustration. Not the people, mind you, but at the frustration that I don’t know how to fix what seems to be wrong without help.

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