Purchasing Reviews? I have my ears covered and am hiding under my desk. Many of you are morally outraged. It is against Amazon rules isn’t it? Yes … and NO! Keep reading, because reviews are being purchased every day. First of all there is Amazon’s VINE program. Though it says upfront that it is a […]
Basic Steps in Asking for Book Reviews You may have already looked at our huge list of potential book reviewers. If you are overwhelmed by the possibilities and don’t know where to start or what to do, here are some tips. Before I get started I want to address EXPECTATIONS. Book Reviewers are NOT your […]
I know you’ve seen some HIDEOUS book covers. I’ve certainly encountered my share of awful covers and can’t help wondering, “What are they THINKING?“ Back in the far distant past, when I was publishing “paper books” a customer said to me, “I could see your book across the entire room, it just popped out at […]
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You can find readers who regularly review books on their niche Blogs or on their Book Review Blogs. You can also find hundreds of willing reviewers on Amazon! Amazon has lists of their top 1000 reviewers, top 500 reviewers, top 50 reviewers, top 10 reviewers and VINE voice reviewers. You can see the reviewer “status” […]
Are you using social media to get reviews? One of the purposes of having set up your social media channels is to promote your book. This includes getting reviews. Whether you are engaged on ONE channel or a dozen, that is your choice and depends on your communication preferences and time constraints. Channels could include: […]
Book reviewers and bloggers can not only give you great reviews but can introduce you to their audience — sometimes a very LARGE audience! There are literally thousands of bloggers who either occasionally review or mention books, or who review books by the boat load. Getting a mention on a popular website such as the […]
How to get Book Reviews by cultivating relationships in Facebook Groups.
Author Groups or Circles Author groups or “circles” are small to large gatherings of “like minded individuals,” including in-person and on-line author help groups, readers groups, small support groups and masterminds. Joining or CREATING a group well before you need reviews is mandatory. It is totally unacceptable to join a group one day and ask […]
Kindle Instant Previews (aka Look Inside) Kindle Instant Previews allows you to embed full samples of your books directly onto your blog or website. The preview is similar to the Look Inside feature that lets customers preview samples of both kindle and print books before making a purchase. Not only does it add functionality to […]