One of the most difficult parts of book marketing (if not the most difficult) is getting reviews for your book, particularly quality reviews that exceed one sentence. Why is this? Because each potential reviewer is a busy person with a lot on their plate, so their time is valuable. Besides, remember back when you weren’t…Read More
We all know reviews can be instrumental in giving our books some clout when it comes to people on Amazon browsing and looking to see what others thought. One question that causes some confusion among authors is, Can I give copies of my book away for free in exchange for a review? And the answer is yes, but also no. Amazon has specific rules regarding how authors can get fair reviews from readers.
This episode, I talk to Craig Tuch, the owner of Hidden Gems Books, which is a review site. While you can’t pay for reviews, Hidden Gems works within the rules of Amazon to help authors get reviews using specific email lists to send Advance Review Copies (ARCs) to those interested in reading them.Read More
In this episodes, we’ll not only learn about reviews, and how they affect our sales, I’ll show you a tactic you can use to get book reviews even if you don’t have an email list, following or fans. But even if you do have those things, this tactic will still help you get even…Read More
Guest Post: By the uber talented Alinka Rutkowska of the aptly named website AlinkaRutkowska.com What do you do on launch day? I watch my reviews flooding in. Of course, it doesn’t just miraculously happen, but after having published over 20 books I have now devised a fool-proof recipe any author can (and should) follow. First things…Read More