The role that reviews play in getting the book out to a wider audience is an important part of taking the book forward. In basic terms when people see an item on Amazon has a high number of good reviews they are more likely to buy it. This is both irrational but predictable behaviour...
At the moment less than a quarter of the sales have been on Amazon with the vast majority being sold on my own website www.bowelcancerfundraising.co.uk. This is good for the fundraising as more money goes to the charity from purchases made on my website.
However it does not matter where you have bought the book as you can still post a review on Amazon.
There have a few reviews and I have been fortunate enough to been given five-star reviews so far. If I know someone has bought the the book I always ask them if they would be kind enough to post a review. However it is more important to get a high quantity of reviews, as a book with 500 four-star reviews will sell more copies than a book with 15 five-star reviews.
To see how you can purchase the Lives & Times book click here. All proceeds I receive are being donated to the Beating Bowel Cancer charity with over £3100 raised so far.
I am also very keen to get the book reviewed by the media and book reviewers. This has so far proved to be very challenging. If anyone reading this has any ideas to help I would be very grateful.