Two Effortless Mediums that Give You Credible Book Reviews

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March 22, 2017

Why the Book Blogger Community and Amazon Reviewers Matter

Most writers usually focus only on the writing and leave the marketing and promotional work after the book is released. The problem with this approach is that it often results to haphazard book marketing efforts and low book sales.

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A survey on How Ebook Buyers Discover Books was conducted that “challenged readers to select the single most common criterion they follow to discover their next read.” The study revealed interesting results as to how an ebook buyer gives weight to book reviews. It showed that 7% of the respondents stated that they first browse randomly book review sites and then look for reviews while only 3% of the respondents preferred recommendations or reviews from traditional media in searching for books online.

Readers indeed look for book reviews to help determine whether or not a book is worth their money. So, if you’re looking for positive reviews for your book, use these two effective mediums to get the best reviews of your work: book blogger community and Amazon.

 

Interacting with the book blogger community

The fact is that there are so many book bloggers online and some of them even give book reviews for free. Book bloggers have the extraordinary ability to zealously share their opinions and reviews about books. However, their reviews are usually posted on their personal blogs and websites.

Like any other online platform, time and connection are vital elements. In order to shine in a literally large crowd, you must spend time cultivating relationships with book bloggers before you jump into asking for a book review.

Engage with them meaningfully. Participate in their discussions, asking some questions, or following them through social media. Put value to the book blogger community and they will most likely write a review for your book when you eventually ask them.

Don’t forget to make a list of bloggers that review your particular genre and make sure that they specialize in your target audience. You may also join online writers’ forums and community sites in looking for book reviewers online.

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Getting top reviewers from Amazon

A recent self-publishing survey by Taleist.com showed that authors who submitted to top book reviewers on Amazon obtained 25% more reviews than average and earned 32% more revenue for their most recent release.

Amazon reviewers are known for their credibility as they use strict criteria in creating in-depth, quality reviews. Expect therefore an intense competition in getting Amazon reviews. But once you catch their pulse, reviews from popular Amazon reviewers can generate a plethora of more reviews and book sales.

When looking for Amazon reviewers, take into account the kind of books they’ve reviewed and know whether your book suits their interests. Know how they review similar books in your genre.

 

Ensuring positive outcomes in getting book reviews

Excited to plunge into getting book reviews for marketing and promotional purposes? Here are the steps you need to follow:

Choose the right reviewers. Research what kind of books the reviewer likes to review.

Ask the reviewers. Know each reviewer’s requirement and comply.

Submit the book. Be sure that you can provide both versions of the book, the PDF and the print copy, or both.

Follow up. Don’t be too pushy on the reviewer, but if you haven’t had any update after a few weeks, do a follow up.

Thank the reviewer. It’s basic courtesy to be grateful for the time and effort the reviewer has given to spread word about your book.

Aside from increasing book sales, book reviews can be a good avenue for authors to get honest and helpful feedback about their works as a means to better their future writing projects.

Why the Book Blogger Community and Amazon Reviewers Matter

You’ve released your book and you’re on your way to promoting it. How do you go about inviting your target readers to check it out? Why do book reviews even matter?

How Ebook Buyers Discover BooksA survey on How Ebook Buyers Discover Books was conducted that “challenged readers to select the single most common criterion they follow to discover their next read.”

Readers indeed look for book reviews to help determine whether or not a book is worth their money. So if you’re looking for honest reviews for your book, use these two mediums: Book Blogger Community and Amazon.

book blogger communityBook Blogger Community

There are so many book bloggers online, and some of them even give book reviews for free. Book bloggers enthusiastically share their opinions and reviews about books; however, before jumping into asking for a book recommendation, spend time cultivating relationships first.

Amazon

Amazon reviewers are known for creating in-depth, quality reviews. Once you catch their pulse, their reviews can generate a plethora of more reviews.

How to find the top reviewers in Amazon:

1. Go to http://www.amazon.com/review/top-reviewers.
2. Pick from the list. Click on the name.

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Make sure to look for the following:
– Books they’ve reviewed
– Genre and interest
– Profile and contact details

3. Send a proposal, and thank them whether they’re interested in reviewing your book or not.

Tell them how you found them and why they’re the best person to review your book. And of course, offer a free copy of your book.

You may also get reviews and recommendations from established book reviewer services. See them here.