“Take a letter please Miss Skelton…”
Did you know that in Victorian times, and right through to the 1970s, the very first thing a business manager would always do was hire a dictation typist?
The number #1 reason is that typing a letter was the most tiresome chore a manager could imagine. It was also an inefficient use of their time. So they were more than happy to pay someone to do it for them – a person who’d note down their ideas, and tidy them up into a letter.
Unfortunately, a similar dislike of such work applies to fiction readers today.
Reading your book can be a delightful experience and an enjoyable escape, but writing an Amazon review is a mentally taxing task most readers simply don’t want to do, and will almost invariably avoid.
Even readers who’ve promised to review your book will usually fail to do so.