Reviews Matter



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Hey Space Cadets, what’s cookin’ over in your neck of the woods? Things are good here, finally making headway. I’ve managed to organize three anthologies that should be coming out later this year. Two are out with the editor our First Contact and Storming AReay 51 – the third, the post-apocalyptic anthology, deadline for story submission is tomorrow. Prepping these anthologies has had me thinking about what makes a successful book launch. Obviously, a sexy cover and a decent blurb are important, but those are things outside of the purview of the readers. Despite all that, however, one of the most crucial parts of a successful book are reader reviews. Seriously, your thoughts matter because they help the right reader find the right book. If you’ve read anything I’ve written and enjoyed it, why don’t you hop on over and share your thoughts. And then leave a review for a few other books that caught your interest!

Speaking of reviews, let me share one that I found for my latest novel The Reservist, An Order of the Centurion Novel that I co-wrote with Jason Anspach & Nick Cole. My book was reviewed by The Indie Athenaeum, a website that reviews a lot of fun books, so check his other reviews out as well. His review of The Reservist was an excellently written and well thought out analysis of the story I told, so check it out here.


Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!



->As usual, all images came from Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.


4 thoughts on “Reviews Matter

    • First, thanks for your interest in the anthologies! The requirements were that the stories fit the subgenre (post apoc, first contact and Area 51) and be an unpublished short story that was 6-10K long. More anthologies will come, with open calls posted here on my website.

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