I love to read books by other indie authors. Granted I try to grab them during a free promotion, but if the title is a good read I will leave good feedback. If I have bought your book and have never left feedback that means I was unable to finish. Either the subject matter was not to me taste or it was bad. Either way I don’t like to leave negative feedback, so I won’t leave it at all if it’s not positive.
So how do I benefit from reading another indie author and leaving positive feedback? Let’s use Andrew Reeves book “The Empty World” as an example. I bought it, read it and left positive feedback on Amazon US and UK and here on my site. What did I get? I went from 1,400 followers on Twitter to 2,200 in less than 2 weeks after I left the feedback. My website (here) went from 15,000 hits per month to now over 40,000 hits per month with over 5,500 unique new readers each WEEK. I also gained new followers on Goodreads and drew a great deal more attention to my books, and I guess you could say that Andy and me are now Cyber-Friends.
My point; if indie authors want to stand alone and try to swim in the Cyber Ocean, fine. But I can tell you this if you assist fellow indie authors you will reap great benefits and gain new readers and respect.