Sensuality. What a great word! It’s one of those words that sounds exactly like what it means, and even feels good to say. Say it with Digimonkey…sensuality.
Besides being a fabulous word, sensuality is also a tool on the All Romance/OmniLit site that allows readers the opportunity to rate the relative “heat” of a given book that they’ve read. In last week’s post Digi talked about Heat Indexes, which publishers use to alert readers to the sexual intensity of a story. But sensuality ratings are entirely controlled by you, the readers!
You are allowed to rate both the sensuality and your personal enjoyment of any book that you have purchased and downloaded from the All Romance/OmniLit website. You access the rating system from your Library after you login. To the far right of each downloaded book, in between the download format and the Archive check box, you will see two links that say “Rate I Review”.
Click on the “Rate” link to access the Sensuality and Enjoyment Ratings page. The book title will be listed at the top (a good time to confirm you’re rating the correct book!), along with instructions for the rating system.
You can rate both categories on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being “Least” and 5 being “Most”, by clicking on the corresponding dropdown menu.
When you are happy with the ratings you have given, click on the “Rate this book” button to submit your ratings.
NOTE: Once submitted, these cannot be changed, so be certain you select the correct ratings for both categories! Also be certain that the Overall Enjoyment rating is based on the content of the story. If you encountered any technical issues with the formatting of the file that negatively impacted your enjoyment, those should be sent to Digimonkey and her support staff, and not taken into account when determining the enjoyment rating. Such unfair deductions only serve to punish the hard-working author who has no control over how the file itself is formatted.
Your personal rating will show up in your Library in place of the “Rate” link.
The cumulative Sensuality and Enjoyment ratings for each book appear on the book’s main page on the All Romance/OmniLit website, just below the book’s Description. You won’t see the individual ratings, but rather the average of all ratings for that book. The more ratings that are included, the better idea you will have of the overall Sensuality and Enjoyment to be expected from the book based on a broad cross-section of reader opinions. This may also let you know if the publisher’s Heat Index is a little too high or a little too low!
If a book hasn’t been rated by anyone yet, you will see the Not Rated notice instead of the “stars” and “lips” icons.
Why should I rate my books?
Ratings are helpful to other readers who want to know more about the book they’re considering buying, especially if the publisher has not supplied a Heat Index. Readers don’t want the story that’s too hot or too cold for their tastes…they want the one that’s just right.
Also, by rating the books written by authors you enjoyed, you’ll find it much easier to remember those authors when it’s time to go looking for new books to purchase for your own reading pleasure.
Third, if you rate the books you really enjoyed, then it becomes easy to search your ever-growing Library for those titles when you want to gift an ebook (or two or three!) to an ebook loving friend.
Finally, rating books helps the authors. Authors love seeing those pretty gold stars on their book’s page, and rated books tend to lead to increased book sales, which authors love seeing, too!
And with all that knowledge about Heat Indexes and Sensuality and Enjoyment Ratings at your disposal, Digimonkey hopes she has successfully fanned the flames of your ebook passion!
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