Initially, I thought I’d do this for a year as part of my contribution to helping other New Zealand authors. We Kiwis need more exposure in our own country and internationally.
In one year 38 books have been reviewed and brought to the attention of further readers via the FlaxFlower page www.flaxroots.com/flaxflower
In most instances, the coverage has been increased through the reviews being reposted on other sites – within New Zealand and overseas. That’s encouraged, in case you’re wondering.
I couldn’t have achieved this without the generous help of all the reviewers who have offered their help and given their time over the past year. And by other blog-owners who have reposted. Thank you all!
Time to reassess. Requests for reviews are still coming in so, yes, I’ll keep it going for 2015.
If you’d like to help boost New Zealand books, and their authors, please do so by –
• Reading the reviews when they are posted
• Spread the news about the books to people you think will be interested – personally, by tweeting, facebook, etc. This is especially important if you’re an Author who has already used the service, or or hopes to do so in future. Please pay it forward and pay it back.
• If you buy one of the books and enjoy it, do share your thoughts about it so others learn of it too – by talking about it, posting a short review on sites such as Amazon.com or Goodreads.com Authors are so grateful when readers do this.
Wishing you a wealth of good reading throughout 2015.