I know your pain. Even getting family and friends to leave reviews on Amazon or Goodreads can be a chore. If I had to guess, less than 5% of my book sales ever resulted in a review on either site, even from free book giveaways. It's extremely frustrating but the only thing I know to do is constantly remind people on social media (or face to face if I know them personally ) but even then I feel like a broken record.

I think you're doing a great job advertising and promoting your work. Over time that will go a long way in reminding those who've read your books that maybe they should leave a review and let others know what they thought. It ain't easy being indie some days but consistency and fresh content is the way to reach the heart of the masses from what I've observed so keep plugging away.

Best of luck to you!

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I'd wager that anyone who takes their craft seriously seeks out critique, and it is frustrating when no one seems to say anything at all. I've struggled with this regularly, but I've also been fortunate enough to have people privately workshop with me, so I at least have a better idea of my strengths and weaknesses. As someone who reviews tons of stuff (with so much more coming down the pike), I hope to show people how simple it can be.

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I get good feedback. I just wish more of it was where it counted most. I used to review multiple things daily on my previous blog, but I had to put it on hold to focus on writing books.

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