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Recent Reviews and Learning Medium

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Hello Everyone!

I hope you’re doing well and staying healthy during these uncertain times.

It’s been a month since my last newsletter, and I’ve learned an enormous amount about Medium in the last few weeks. ‘Write and Review’ is doing what I want it to. It’s growing, but not so fast that it’s becoming overwhelming. I have a healthy list of books to review, and in the future I’m sure I’ll be able to offer .pdfs to those of you who want to do reviews.

I did this promotional article for The Book Mechanic, and I’ve had a couple emails in response:

Yes, I will Review Your book for FREE!

Note that for those of you who are new to Medium, it can take a little while to start getting views. If you submit a review to this publication, I will send a link out in the newsletter. If we all get in the habit of leaving a few claps, or a comment on the reviews, we can generate more publicity for independent books, and your personal author profile.

Not all publications take full advantage of their newsletter, I wrote this to try to give them a nudge:

Publications Need to Include Article Links

Also, I wanted to include this one because my wife had a trip to the clinic the other day, and there was some jerk who was putting up a stink about wearing his masks. The anti-mask propaganda needs to be answered. I encourage you all to write something like this:

Just Shut Up and Wear Your Goddamned Mask!

Okay, that said, here are the reviews for the last few weeks:

Poetry for Weary Travelers in Distant Lands

Lost Worlds by Clark Ashton Smith

A Practical Manual for Finding Your Path to Success

Will Ferrell’s Eurovision

Goodbye Marvel Universe, Hello Fairy Universe!

What do you do with a literature degree?

For the time being, I’ve decided to use rather dynamic titles for the reviews in the hope that Google and Medium will pick them up for indexing/curation. I usually include the book title and author name in the subtitle. I’ll keep doing that until it’s clear it isn’t working or I can think of something better to do.

The exception is when I review something like ‘Eurovision’ which has a title more people are searching for.

Medium affords a lot of opportunities for authors to network. In the last two weeks I’ve had two interviews based on Medium interactions. It’s all about leaving comments and making connections. Also, I’m starting to see a regular income from my Medium posts. Although it’s minimal, it will be enough to pay my phone bill this month, and if that continues as a passive income I won’t complain.

If any of you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.


Have a great day!




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