Very few writers make a lot of money. It's an incredibly competitive market and only the top authors can make a decent living. So we get our reward in a different way. Seeing one's book in print is a great experience but the real highlight is receiving a good review.
I've been fortunate, if people don't like my stuff they seem to keep quiet about it. All three of my publications rank close to five on Amazon and most of the comments have been really encouraging. I don't want to appear ungrateful to any of my reviewers but the one I saw today has to be my favourite.
Two of my books are set in the Thai sex industry and many people make their judgement without reading a single page. I have always been particularly concerned about how my work would be received by women readers. That's why this review by a lady called Caroline Page really stood out for me.
Thank you Caroline - I read a review like this and it simply makes my day.
Under the heading - Fabulous Insight
I rarely review books as I read so many but this one deserved. As a
middle aged female living in Thailand I found this book to be extremely
insightful to the culture of the entertainment, religious and other
aspects of Thai life. Yes, there are hundreds of books about bargirls
in Thailand (I have read most) and this is of that genre but very well
written, some real twists and turns and unusually the girls involved are
treated with respect by the author in his story telling and
descriptions. Super book and highly recommended for anyone visiting or
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