Reviews are very important. For books, they can make or break an author's career. When picking out a book, the amount of reviews and stars play an important part in the selection. This is bad for brand new authors who do not have a chance to accumulate any reviews.
However, it is also bad for authors who have been writing a long time. The amount of reviews are not equivalent to how many books that have been sold.
I am confident I speak for all authors of books that everyone would greatly appreciate a review to be left about their book. Unless it is a terrible book, it is simply cruel to leave less than 3 stars and a bad review. Writers spend many hours writing a book, sometimes years.
I want to express my thanks for considering a request to write a review after reading a book. DO NOT leave a review on this website; leave one on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BAM, etc.
Audrey Phillips Cox
APC Writer & Publisher