Why? Have you stopped writing? By the way I attempted to make friends with you on Facebook
but ended up leaving you a message.
My debut thriller Pocket-47 got a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. The review created some buzz among industry insiders (literary agents and film companies), and I link to it often for potential readers to see. It might help sell some books, and then if those readers tell five friends and those five friends tell five friends...
Word of mouth sells books, but I think reviews help with initial visibility.
Congrats on getting that solid review, Jack. Luv your cynical comment on the youngsters. Try asking the folks on WG2E, who are tracking their numbers against hardback sales, using actual cases. You might get some inside info or, at least, a link with stats.