Unless you are an author trying to sell your latest book, you probably don’t realize the power of a 5-star review at Amazon. More than one is that much better. Bunches of 5-stars start generating buzz among the Powers That Be in the publishing world. Your sales improve. Someone you don’t know starts talking about your book. Maybe lots of someones talk about it. Sales go up again. This is what an author dreams about.
SECRET OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON has two 5-star reviews so far. I’m hoping for lots more, but nothing anyone says will touch me the way these words did last night when I read them for the first time. This is a kid’s review. It’s even marked that way. And it’s from the heart of a true fan. Thank you, LTN. You made my day. And know that I’m working very hard on Book 2, PATH OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON, hoping to live up to your praise and expectations. Here’s a link to LTN’s “Must Read Book Review: http://is.gd/AKids5StarReview
What a roller coaster ride these past few weeks have been!
SECRET OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON has been published and is now for sale! Check my website, Worlds of Wonder ( http://www.pbgorgas.com ) for details. And speaking of my website –it’s new and beautiful, thanks to my wonderfully talented web mistress J. And now…my brand new blog is live!
All this means I’m deep in the middle of promoting my new book as well as working on Book 2 of The Guardians of the Blue Planet series. This one is called PATH OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON, and you can follow my writing progress right here on my blog. Arnold, my little Progress Meter guy, is busy once again keeping track of each page I write. And they are starting to add up!
I’m hoping to have at least one new post every month, including a new feature in the “About Paula” section. If you like to cook or eat or both, and you like your food healthy, you’ll want to check this out. More coming soon. I’ll also be sharing some of the books I read, including science and metaphysics, as well as the novels of some of my favorite authors. So, stayed tuned, and check out “Paula’s World” often.
And…Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my Irish and quasi-Irish friends!