9. Authors' notes should not be posted as a separate chapter. Instead, they should be posted as notes to the first part of the story and should be as succinct as possible. There is no need to include any of the information already input on the story page - title, author, rating, genre, summary etc - as this information is automatically pulled and displayed on every story page, as is the standard disclaimer. You also do not need to repeat them in each individual chapter, unless your 'chapters' are actually separate stories with separate notes.
By the same token, authors notes should not be used to thank people for leaving reviews, or to beg for reviews. In the first instance, you can respond to your reviews individually by going to 'Your Account', choosing 'View Reviews'. You will then see that next to each review is an option that lets you respond. As far as requesting reviews in the notes, if people are moved to comment, they will do so and a link to do so is posted on every story page. If you're not sure whether something is working, then please seek a beta prior to posting rather than requesting readers to comment.