Reader recommendations

Recommending books to friends

If you hang out around here, you’ll see some of the books that I’m reading on at least a weekly basis, along with a quote and what I think about it. I read several books a week, so I don’t report on each one, but I pick my current read, my most favourite or most interesting recent read, and say a few words about it.

This week I was reading an article on BookBub on How Readers Discover New Books to Buy. BookBub’s stats show that 77% of readers buy books based on recommendations from friends and family:

So if you want to support authors whose books you enjoy, tell your family and friends about them! Reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub and other sites, as well as social media like Facebook and Twitter are also important and provide social proof that influences people in their book buying decisions (and are very much appreciated by authors,) but they don’t carry anywhere near the weight of a targetted recommendation to a friend or family member that you think will enjoy the book.

So if you love a book, don’t forget to spread that love!

Another recommendation

A little while back, I joined a business network called Alignable at the request of a family member. Lately, the bots at Alignable have been bugging me to get recommendations from customers to complete my profile. Since I don’t have many local customers, I’ve been ignoring those prompts. But it occurred to me this week that some of you may be members of Alignable. If you would like to recommend my books to others on Alignable, you can find my profile here.

Tell me what you think!

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She Wore Mourning

She Wore Mourning

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Private Investigator Zachary Goldman’s life isn’t all roses, but he tries to put his own shattered life behind him to investigate the death of five-year-old Declan Bond.

Declan’s death has been ruled an accident, but his grandmother thinks there is more to it. But as Zachary digs into the circumstances surrounding Declan’s death, he finds that all is not as it seems, and somebody doesn’t want him to find the truth.


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His Hands Were Quiet

His Hands Were Quiet

Hired to investigate the death of an autistic boy in a treatment facility, PI Zachary Goldman is concerned about the therapies he sees there. While he is assured that the children there are not actually being hurt, his investigation leads to the discovery of even deeper institutional abuses.


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