Skip to content

How Book Reviews Can Make History Happen

Yes, Book Reviewers Can Make History Happen

Before you read You Read But Do You Leave Reviews? that Chris, The Story Reading Ape wrote, I want to tell you a story about an indie writer who got her big break with Simon and Schuster because of a book review.

Thousands of us sat in a Towne Hall lecture in Fresno, CA spellbound listening to this indie author tell us her story of being a single mom wondering how she was going to hold her life together after she went through a divorce. She decided she wanted to write.

Can you guess who she is?

The story of the birth of that book made me realize how important this post of Chris Graham’s is. More importantly, the work that he does on behalf of indie authors is so valuable.

Now go read Chris Graham’s post, You Read, But Do You Leave Reviews?

Related Posts

Manipulated Lives

Book Review Conflicted Heart

Book Review Glimpses

9 replies »

    • Thanks, Chris. I worked so hard to get it to display correctly. I was so sad last night that my technological knowledge was letting me down. But then this morning I woke up and the night time elves had fixed it. 🙂

      Like

  1. Marsha thanks for sharing such an inspiring story; you never know who your book is going to affect enough for them to want to share it with the world. also your bio is great! 🙂

    Like

    • Thank you. If you are talking about Lisa, I am reading Still Alice right now. It is fabulous. I can’t imagine any agent turning it down. Thank goodness for that reviewer. She thanks her reviewer in the acknowledgement. 🙂

      Like

    • Thanks for sharing that. It does make a difference then. It is not easy to do reviews. First there is the time to read, then to write. If you didn’t like the book, like Chris said, that is difficult. So it is a real time commitment for the reviewer.

      Like

    • Yes, it is easy! I’ve written several. So far I haven’t made history yet! Thanks for writing, and keep up the good work. If you’d love to write a guest review for Always Write, let me know. 🙂

      Like

Translate

Marsha

Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

Personal Links

Verified Services

View Full Profile →

#StoryChat

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge

Where to Find Quotes

Where to find quotes

How to Link to a Challenge

8 Benefits of Photo Challenges

8 benefits of Challenges

For the Love of Challenges

Teacher Resources

Click to Get Early Childhood Teaching Resources

Becky B’s Squares April – Bright

Cee’s Black & White Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge

Featured Blogger Award

2020 Carrot Ranch Rodeo Contest

Free Download

Use Canva to Create Social Media

Download Today – Free

Write a Top Review

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 16,426 other followers

Categories

Blogs I Follow

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 134,440 hits
Hugh's Views & News  

WordPress & Blogging tips, flash fiction, photography and lots more!

LightWriteLife

I love light, I love to write, I love life - I create my words and images to capture the light in my life.

Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

Philosophy Through Photography

"A photograph shouldn't be just a picture,it should be a philosophy" Amitkalantri.

WordsVisual

Mostly photographs with some words by this arty scientist...

One Million Photographs

Follow along with me as I travel the world on a quest to publish one million photos

justbluedutch

Be it always Less, So It can be More.

David M's PhotoBlog

Sometimes It's Just About The Light

The Hermit Poet's Ramblings

Poetry BLOG By Edge of Humanity Magazine

My Camera & I

This blog is my creative outlet where I can share my photos, my travels, my random thoughts and a bit of myself.

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Fun, Fitness & Photography

Appeltjie

potpouri van stories, foto's, gedagtes, goue vroue

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

A Writer's Deli

Millennial Blogger from India | Blog interviews | Dog lover | Poet

Out of My Write Mind

The blog of Sandy J. White

photographias

photography and life

Journeys with Johnbo

Reflections on places traveled and photos taken.

Fake Flamenco

Connecting the Americas, Bridging Cultures Supergringa in Spain: A Travel Memoir

The life of B

Mainly through the lens of a Nikon

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.

Tales Before Bedtime

Life and love in words and books by Shelley Fallows

Travel with me

Travel snapshots from Toonsarah

Deb's World

A blog about midlife, travel, adventure - and all things in between

Natalie the Explorer

Taking steps to live a healthy and enriched life

Shayan's Sphere

A Teen's Definition of Life

bend branches

Nature, history, & culture in Bend & beyond

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through photography and words

%d bloggers like this: