I saw this on Facebook and was disgusted.
I write because it's what I choose to do. Nobody has to read what I write and certainly nobody has to pay for it. I'm not a special person because I write and I don't deserve anything extra for it.
If you choose to read: awesome for you. If you read something I wrote, cool. But you owe me nothing beyond the price of the book and I expect nothing from you.
And give something back? When did writing a book become a charity? And the end where you're urged to leave high star ratngs. Even worse.
Please readers, don't ever think you owe an author anything. Ever. Our choice to write a book is not making you beholden to us for anything.
This disgusts me.