How Reviews Help Authors

Marketing is a pain.  It’s expensive.  It’s a time-consuming task. It’s necessary to get visibility in a saturated marketplace. My biggest obstacle in releasing a new book is the lack of reviews that plague me on Amazon for months on end.  Without reviews, I cannot market.  Without marketing, I cannot sell in a saturated marketplace.  Amazon is the toughest place to obtain reviews. Star ratings are plentiful on iTunes in comparison. When I say that the best way to thank an author is to write a review, I sincerely hope that you will consider supporting the authors you read in this fashion.  A few words and a number of stars help immensely to aid authors in getting noticed amongst a crowded marketplace. Did you know that after 20-25 reviews, Amazon notices and will include me in the “also bought” list or the “you might like list” as you browse for Read More

KU Scammers on Amazon – What’s Going On? Repost from The Passive Voice

Dear Readers, The link to this article is posted as a means of reader education on my part.  What you read may shock you, but if you are part of Kindle Unlimited it’s important for you to know how your downloads result in paid earnings to authors. Each time you download one of Nora Covington’s exclusive books, I am only paid up until the last page that syncs on your Kindle. Because of this, many scammers are infiltrating Kindle Unlimited posting books by deceptive means to get you to click to the last page. To understand how this works, I encourage you to read and be informed. As much as I love writing and providing you with stories from my heart, it’s a jungle out there in eBook land. At times, it becomes discouraging when people who are not playing fair make the most money by cheating and deception. From Read More