Don’t forget to leave a review.

18 Mar
03/18/2012

One of the best ways to help promote a book you like is to leave a review with Amazon. Sharing your thoughts (both good and bad) with other potential readers helps not only the person considering the book but also helps the author judge its popularity and whether there is a market for their book series (that’s a heavy hint :) ) So, if you enjoyed Extinction Point, or even if you hated it, I would love to hear from you.

My thanks to everyone who downloaded Extinction Point and especially to those who contacted me directly to tell me how much they enjoyed it. I’m already working on the sequel so you only have a few more months to wait.

12 replies
  1. Chuck says:

    Good entertainment, page turner. I liked the charter and pace. I also liked that the book is self published

    • Paul Jones says:

      Glad you enjoyed Extinction Point, Chuck. If you have a second I’d appreciate it if you could leave a review of the book over at Amazon.

      Cheers, and have a great week.

      P.

  2. jreno says:

    This is a very good book well thought out and highly intertaining. Cant wait for the second offering.

  3. Chris says:

    Very enjoyable reading, looking forward to more!

  4. Lisa says:

    I enjoyed this book very much. I am looking forward to more in the series. I do not want to give away anything though in the plot (for those who have not read it). Is there a place for those who have read it to discuss it – things like discussing why the character did certain things/not do things?

    • Paul Jones says:

      I don’t have any boards here, unfortunately. That’s something I might add, though. If you head over to GoodReads.com and find the Apocalypse Whenever group, you’ll be able to discuss it there without fear of spoilers giving too much away.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the book, if you have a second I’d appreciate it if you dropped by Extinction Point’s Amazon page and leave a review.

      Thanks again :)

  5. Nevart Fargnoli says:

    I just finished Extinction Point and in spite of the typos I thoroughly enjoyed it. I feel like I know Emily Baxter. You did a terrific job creating a believable and engaging character. I’m happy that you gave her Thor as a travelling companion. She needed someone to converse with besides a person on the other end of a sat phone link. I’m wondering why Emily and Thor weren’t affected by the red rain, it seems odd that she was the only person untouched or immune and I hope that you address that in your future books. Since all the humans were killed and then their bodies mutated, I feel that Emily and Thor should have been affected in some way, maybe some newly discovered ability that develops and is noticed gradually. She should retain her humanity, but I think for her to be completely immune is somewhat unbelievable. I’m looking forward to the rest of her journey and can’t wait to see what else you have in store for her!
    Now for the not so nice: I live in Connecticut. I don’t know where you are from, but on the east coast we don’t use the word “The” in front of route and highway numbers, that’s more of a west coast thing. We just say, “Take 84 East”, not “Take the 84 east”. Also, you might want to check this with New Yorkers, but in CT, we don’t call canned goods “tins”…we call them cans. In the scene in her bedroom when she is choosing what clothes to pack, you wrote, “She grabbed a pair of waterproof boots from the top rack; she didn’t know when she’d need to go walk-about…” It sounds like an Australian term, not something a New Yorker would use. That’s all I have for feed back for you. I’m an avid reader, and never attempted to write anything. I cannot fathom what you go through in your writing process, but whatever you’re doing, keep it up. It’s definitely working.

    • Paul Jones says:

      Evening Nevart.

      Constructive criticism is always welcome; so, I thank you for that. With regards to your observations about routes and tins; my wife is originally from Maryland by way of Pennsylvania and she actually uses the same terms. So, I feel safe in leaving those in. With regards to the use of ‘walk-abouts’, I actually asked her specifically whether she knew what that meant and her reply was “Sure I do. I’ve Crocodile Dundee”. I’ll do a little market research over on Goodreads.com and see whether it’s a problem for others. I keep a log of all complaints, just so you know. If I get enough, I pull the offending words or sentences… I’m the first to admit I do get somewhat confused as to which country I’m living in on times :) The number of “car parks” that get pulled from my manuscripts is ridiculous.

      Thanks again for taking a chance on a relatively unknown writer and for taking the time to point out the potential problems. It is much appreciated.

      PAUL

  6. Lisa says:

    I find it amazing how fast you respond to comments. I have never heard of an author doing that.

    • Paul Jones says:

      Actually, I just sit here at the keyboard waiting for somebody to talk to me… please… won’t somebody talk to meeeeee! ;)

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