We all know that a big stack of positive reviews makes for great proof that your book is good. But it seems like most of us self-published authors tend to have a hard time actually finding people to review our books. We all wish we had more reviews, but maybe you don’t know where to look for them. Maybe you don’t know that there are more places than just Amazon where reviews matter. Or maybe you’re not sure how you can show off the reviews once you have them. So let’s look at how you can get a bevy of reviews and use them to prove your book is good. Continue reading Prove Your Book Is Good: Getting and Using Reviews→
Last time, I showed you how to find bloggers who want to review your book. However, most of those bloggers probably haven’t even heard of your book yet. You need to let them know what your book is about and that it’s available for review before you offer a free copy.
If you’ve self-published a book, you’re familiar with the thirst for reviews. You eagerly watch that Amazon review count tick upward, drinking in every new review. You read and re-read your reviews, and you sometimes even share your favorite quotes from the best ones. And you feel more validated in your authorship as more reviews appear on your Amazon book page.
So, you’re a self-published author hoping to get out of the I-only-sell-a-few-books-a-month rut. You’ve set a marketing budget, no matter how small, maybe even just $5 a month. There’s just one problem: Now that you look at your shiny new budget, you feel like it’s really, really small.