Call for reader reviews!
So, I have five short stories that are for sale for the Kindle, for 99 cents a piece. Along with a novella and a slightly longer erotica piece, these things bring me about $10 a month, which is a good start but it’s failing to grow. They’re all listed here.
One thing that will help it grow is reviews. Reviews… good or bad… factor into Amazon’s marketing algorithms. Without reviews, Amazon’s system doesn’t put any muscle behind it.
I really need reviews. I’m not asking anyone to write me any puff pieces, I just need some star ratings.
So if you’ve got a buck to spend and a little time to kill, please consider buying one. No Kindle? You can read it in your browser, or get a free app for almost any device with an internet/data connection. I have a Kindle somewhere but I mostly read on my phone because it’s always there.
No buck? Don’t want to do business with Amazon?
Okay. I can understand both of those concerns.
I still really want your reviews.
So between now and midnight tomorrow (as in the minute after 11:59 P.M. central time on Tuesday, March 19th), anybody who sends an email to contactme [at] alexandraerin [dot] com with the name of one of these stories will be sent a copy of it, free of charge. Heck, put more than one name if you want as long as you promise to go back to the webpage and rate them all. I will even link you directly to the page to review in my email reply, for your laziness. Amazon reviews can be as short as twenty words. That’s a tweet or two.
Here’s some info about the stories:
- "The Redundant Man Who Was Redundant" was my attempt at writing a story in the mode of classic sci-fi writers like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, or Robert Heinlein, so it’s got a bit of a deliberate retro feel to it.
- "A Matter of Appearances" is my attempt at classic pulpy high fantasy like Fritz Leiber, with a bit of a twist.
- "Ghosts of Utah" started out life as a John Constantine fan fic/spec script that grew into an original character that I’ve written a few stories about, though this is the only one that’s finished.
- "To Live Forever" is a non-traditional story in the form of a monologue, from an ancient immortal to a seeker of immortality. It was based on a dream.
- "I Do Not Fight Monsters" is a supernatural horror story about someone who doesn’t fight monsters.
Tomorrow is a heavy work day, so depending on demand I might not be sending things out until Wednesday. To help me with processing, please put “REVIEW” in the subject of your email.