I suggest a case of wine to your reviewer if it's a great review, Mark! Okay, okay, not the right answer.
It's definitely a valid question and one that I think is important. Your idea of a nice email thank-you seems appropriate, yet . . . it almost seems like there should be more.
On the other hand, once the review's out there, I'd feel free to post the link with the review just about anywhere I could. Would you agree?
Checking your novel, Revenge, right now. Can you post a link for the review, or is that verboten BSP in this part of the forum?
In this day and age, there are few things more potent than a hand written thank you card or note, mailed, using an actual, honest-to-God stamp.
I believe it is more impressionable than an e-mail or posting.
Or in any scenario, not just this one. Hand-written thank you cards will hang on the fridge or sit on the shelf for months. An e-mail or posting loses its effect in about an hour.
Still, sending traffic to a reviewer's site is why the reviewer did it in the first place. It's a good idea to do both print and electronic methods.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
I've thanked one or two on Facebook but the thing is that now reviewers don't tell you when they post a review so you don't even know it's up unless you Google. If I know the reviewer and they gave me a good review and I happen to see them online, I thank them and tell them I am glad they enjoyed the book. But like I said, reviewers now don't even let you know when they've reviewed something. Even the reviewers you've talked to beforehand about reviewing don't even let you know when it's posted. *shrugging*. Most times I luck up on a review of my books.Also, reviewers take months or even a year to review a book and by that time, I don't even remember they were supposed to review it. LOL!
Stacy: One way i catch these reviews is by creating an alert on Google, using key words and phrases, such as your name, title of the books, etc. I don't catch everything, but I am always surprised what Google snags.
I don't send thank you notes to revierss that pop up on Amazon, B&N and others such sites. However, It has been help on this thread to see what other authors do regarding requested and unrequested reviews on blogs and related web sites.. Thanks.