I may be preaching to the choir here, but readers, we need your opinions! Whether or not these are always glowing, we writers want to hear from you. In days long ago, the only way for a reader to contact an author was to write to the publishing house and hope their letter was eventually forwarded. It was a hit and miss thing.
Now, however, readers can go on-line and directly leave feedback. This helps other buyers and can sometimes give the writer a heads-up. Readers can urge for seeing another character’s story or can point out concerns regarding proofreading (I’ve benefited from this one.) The reader gets to express support for certain kinds of stories or just give the writer a pat on the back. This is very appreciated, let me tell you.
Readers may not know this, but some advertising sites require a certain number of reader feedbacks to have been left for the writer to be able to purchase advertising! Reader feedback is vital. Writers need to know if their books are connecting with the audience or not. Sales alone doesn’t tell this.
The internet has given readers and writers the possibility for dialogue. Whether this be through writers’ webpages, through Twitter or through posted feedback, we writers need and want to hear from you reader folk. So, hit us up!