Back in early August, we began featuring authors that have used the Helix Review to gain insight into their writing style and how to better market their
From my own
We’ve spoken to over 20 authors and I want to share some of the most valuable feedback my team and I heard:
1. Helix is instrumental in defining a direction and audience for your book.
By comparing my book to another text that I have a great deal of respect for, and receiving a favorable review, I can proceed with confidence as I work on my next book.Read the interview with John Locke, author of Stuff I’ve Written So Far
2. Understand how your book fits in your genre and compares to similar books.
I gained a sense of confidence in seeing that my writing is comparable to other works and measured favorably when compared to other books in the fieldRead the interview with B.D. Salerno, author of Forensics by the Stars: Astrology Investigates
3. Using Helix to narrow down your target publishers based on genre and style.
The information provided in the 21-page report helped me target specific publishers, it has provided me with 10 other best selling books that I can compare and use when discussing books that are rated as similar in writing style.Read the interview with Gregory L. Truman, author of Hitting the Wall
Authors continue to inform and educate us on how they are finding the review valuable and how they are using it to identify new audiences for their book. If you are an author that has used the Helix Review for your book, we’d still love to hear from you.
For the complete list of Helix Review interviews, click here.
Meg Crawford writes for the Lulu Blog – Archived