This is a rhino. I know, you remember seeing a similar photo in the second grade. You don’t mess with a rhino. Also, getting them to move is not easy. They’re big, powerful, and potentially menacing.
For me, the rhino represents Amazon’s rating algorithms used to rank authors who are selling ebooks and paperbacks on the global giant’s retail app.
The only way to ensure the rhino notices a book is to poke it. If I use a toothpick, nothing happens. Doesn’t even feel it. Tough hide. I literally have to light a fire under the rhino’s belly before it stirs.
The fire I’m talking about isn’t made of flames. It’s fueled by positive reviews from readers like you who post on Amazon and Goodreads, the latter of which is owned by the same company. Without reviews in this digital age, the world’s best books might simply go out of print once the rhino forgets about them.
If you’ve already read my serial killer thriller Deadly Fare, or are planning on it, I’m hoping you’ll help light the fire and make the rhino dance.
Deadly Fare on Amazon and Goodreads.