5star-flat-webA while back I shared on the writers’ forum at Readers’ Favorite a marketing tip about a costly marketing mistake I had learned about the hard way but had addressed to avoid in the future. I did not know whether anyone would heed my advice or not. However, I did receive a couple of positive replies about it. So, I felt content in my contribution to the cause, while knowing that at some point I would probably benefit from the shared experiences and advice of other writers. But I didn’t expect what happened next. I recently received an email informing me that my marketing tip received a Best Tips Award for which I received 5 express reviews for my book ODES ON ALI: A Tribute to the Greatest. All of the reviewers had great things to say about ODES ON ALI. I have shared a short quote from each review below.



“Odes On Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest by David A. Bates is not a book to be read in one sitting; rather, the richness in each poem needs to be absorbed and savored.”  – Deborah Lloyd for Readers’ Favorite


“Bates gave me a complete look at Ali’s career… I got a lot of information. The fights were so easy to imagine… Bates offers both enjoyment and enlightenment.”  – Cee-Jay Aurinko for Readers’ Favorite


“Odes On Ali (A Tribute to the Greatest) By David A. Bates is an entertaining read that serves to teach readers more about who Muhammad Ali truly was, both as a person and as a boxer, while using flawlessly written poetry.”  – Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favorite


“Odes on Ali reads like delightful music, a celebration of a man who has left visible imprints on human civilization, and who has written his name indelibly on the sporting arena. …the author captures the spirit of Ali the poet and warrior to underscore powerful life lessons that readers will find edifying.”  – Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite


“At times, readers of poetry can detect when a rhyme is forced, but it seems to come just so naturally to the author of Odes on Ali… Odes on Ali by David A. Bates faithfully reflects the fighting spirit and wisdom of the heroic boxer.” – Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite


Many thanks to all five reviewers who had much more to say in their reviews of my book.

You can read all five of these fantastic reviews in their entirety by going to:  https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/odes-on-ali

They are also posted on the Barnes and Noble site at:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/odes-on-ali

Also at Google Books – books.google.com