As many authors have learned, Amazon is cracking down on reviews it suspects might be from friends and family. In theory, that's not a bad practice. But sometimes they get it wrong. I've read accounts of authors having genuinely glowing reviews deleted because Amazon suspects there's some connection to the author.
What I'm going to do, when I can, is post the reviews of The Call House here.
First Five Star Review (deleted I'm guessing because we have the same publisher)
By Ellis Chase on May 15, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
"An unexpected story, to say the least. I was fascinated to find that it was based on
Also amazed that the author, in a short book, made so many characters so highly
developed. I was interested in all of them, and cared about many.
Wanted to ask the author what happened NEXT?
(Hey, Ms./Mr. Stiles, there's a sequel in there somewhere.)
The politics of DC in the time period are complex (but not all that different
from now, unfortunately). The book moves fast, is fascinating
throughout, and I can't imagine anyone not loving it."
It's out. This book I've been living with for such a long time.
As a reader, I know how hard it is to take a chance on a new author with a new book.
Fortunately, I've got the great people at Goddess Fish Promotions helping me get the word out. And I've lined up a few other sites to help, but beyond that I think I'll have to make it up as I go along.
I know all that good advice about having a marketing plan and preparing a super launch, but here's the thing - I don't know yet if anyone will pick it up, read it, and like it.
All I know is that I salute everyone who's done this already. And I wish us all good luck.
If you'd like to give the book a try you can pick up the eBook here
The paperback should be out soon.