I am an independent author. My daughter thinks I am a stalker because I monitor my sales daily.
Doing this gives me encouragement to keep writing. It also lets me know that someone out there likes my work and what kind.
Currently, someone is reading my serial killer books and just finished the third one. I guess they like it because they haven’t stopped.
I also have someone I sold a set to because they liked the first one. I know this from personal experience not book reviews.
I like book reviews but it is rare to get one. Most people keep their opinions to themselves. I am good with that. Thanks to those who read my books and share in other ways.