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There Are Four Types of Book Reviewer Businesses

There Are Four Types of Book Reviewer Businesses

An entire cottage industry of book reviewer businesses has sprung up since we began publishing our directory in 2009. The explosive growth of new book releases, combined with a decrease in traditional media book reviewers, created a vacuum and businesses arrived to...

Negative Book Reviews—Responding to Fewer Than 5 Stars

Negative Book Reviews—Responding to Fewer Than 5 Stars

Yes it’s painful, but the general rule for reacting to a negative review is: Don’t respond. Yet if you must, tread lightly. Let’s face it, online reviews have become one of the most effective marketing tools an author has to promote their books. In fact, there are...

5 Book Quality Tips to Improve the Odds of Getting Your Book Reviewed

5 Book Quality Tips to Improve the Odds of Getting Your Book Reviewed

One of the most disheartening words an indie author can hear is “sorry, we do not review self-published books.” And yet everywhere we look in other forms of media creation—music, video, film—the indie media artist is a respected individual creator. What is it about...

Follow These 7 Golden Rules for Soliciting Reviews from Book Bloggers

Follow These 7 Golden Rules for Soliciting Reviews from Book Bloggers

Obviously, we believe in the power of book bloggers! Here is why authors should make book bloggers part of their marketing plan: You receive an honest review of your book from someone who knows, and is interested in, your type of book. Once that review is posted, you...

Book Review Banzai by Jason B Ladd

Book Review Banzai by Jason B Ladd

A currently popular book about getting book reviews is Book Review Banzai by Jason B Ladd. It’s a quick, entertaining read, and follows the proven approach of reaching out to book bloggers for book reviews. Ladd outlines a five-step process to getting more book...

How to Include a Link to a Kindle Review Page Before Pub Date

How to Include a Link to a Kindle Review Page Before Pub Date

eBooks have one built-in advantage over paper-based books, and that’s the ability for the author and publisher to include hyperlinks to resources and websites. It’s an especially important benefit for publishers of Kindle eBooks because you can send the reader...

Expecting Book Reviews from Friends

Expecting Book Reviews from Friends

You are launching your new book, and you know how important reviews are, so you ask your friends to write a review and post it on Amazon. You offer to send them a copy; perhaps even draft a few ideas they might use. Three months and 2 reviews later you’re wondering...

Goodreads Giveaway Essentials

Goodreads Giveaway Essentials

A Goodreads Giveaway is an affordable way to promote your book, and solicit book reviews. It must be a print book and you can offer it any time, as frequently as you like, and Goodreads does not charge a fee. (Support for Kindle Giveaways has been announced, but not...