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Thursday, August 24, 2017

With Love For Reviews - Mini Guest Posts by Tracy Bloom & Charlotte Ledger

The importance of reviews
by Tracy Bloom
One of the best things about being a writer is hearing what people think of your work. When someone says it made them laugh out loud it's amazing and brilliant. When someone tells me why they didn't like it it gives me a new perspective that can help me improve. All authors want to write the best books they possibly can and reviews help us do that.

About Tracy Bloom

I started writing when my cruel, heartless husband ripped me away from my dream job, shopping for rollercoasters for the UK’s leading theme parks, to live in America with a brand new baby and no mates. In a cunning plan to avoid domestic duties and people who didn’t understand my Derbyshire accent, I wrote NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY. It went on to be successfully published internationally and became an ebook Number 1 Best Seller in the UK in 2013 before being named Best Author Published Read at the Festival of Romance.
The importance of reviews
by Charlotte Ledger, Commissioning Editor, HarperImpulse and HarperFiction
There's nothing I love more than reading a submission or working on an idea with an author that makes my heart flutter with excitement and my fingers quick to turn the page, but then, when the hard work has been done, my authors have poured their heart and soul into their writing and there's nothing left for us to do but wait until publication day, the doubt starts to creep in...what will everyone else think? Have I done the absolute best for my author? That first positive review, no matter the star rating, feels like the biggest, warmest hug from a friend. I can't tell you how amazing a feeling it is to know other readers enjoyed the book as much as I did. Share the love, everyone!

About Charlotte Ledger

Book editor at HarperImpulse and HarperCollinsUK. Loves Hufflepuff and is obsessed with Suits, the Food Network channel, Scandinavia and books that make you cry.

You can visit HarperImpulse to check out their amazing books. 


  1. Cool to hear their perspectives!


  2. It is a bit intimidating to get those reviews.

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  4. Did Tracy really shop for rollercoasters? If so, then wowza! What a job!

  5. Interesting to read about the importance of reviews from the publishing perspective - thanks Charlotte. I suppose we're all looking for affirmation that we've done a good job!

  6. There are experienced guides amazon publishing books and mentors and specialists who can get you through the procedure effectively.

  7. I've lots of reading friends who shy from leaving a review - this post might just help change that. Off to share. xx

  8. I can imagine the pressure for both editors and authors but so rewarding at the end. Great post.