Gary Webb in his new book BOOK REVIEWS THAT SELL: DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF GETTING A BOATLOAD OF GREAT REVIEWS shares very important advice for authors on what NOT to do as well as what to do to get high-value reviews for their books.
Following the system he describes in his book, Webb contacted me to ask if I would like a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Now I have read the book and can recommend the information, which focuses on book reviews on Amazon.
The most important NOT to do advice includes not doing review exchanges and not offering compensation beyond a free book. This is very important because doing either action may violate Amazon’s Terms of Service and get your books kicked off Amazon. And as authors we definitely do not want to lose the ability to sell our books on Amazon!
The most important “to do” advice is probably that which concerns the quality of the reviews:
The key to book sales is through building a relationship with your readers. But, did you know that the key to getting more and better reviews is establishing ways to communicate better with existing and potential reviewers?
Webb’s strategies are not for those authors uncommitted to promoting their own books. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort to follow his recommendations. But if you’ve already put in so much time and effort to write your books, don’t you want to give your “children” the best chance they have out in the world?
Having been inspired by this book, I’m about to follow the recommendations for my new Kindle fantasy adventure story ROAD TO ZANZICA. I’ll be starting with Webb’s advice as to how to find quality reviewers who might be interested in this type of story. (You’ll have to read the book to learn this information.)
I will add, though, that if anyone is interested in a Kindle format copy of ROAD TO ZANZICA in exchange for an honest review, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (Keep in mind that this is an adventure story with a strong female protagonist and not a full-length novel.)
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And click here to see ROAD TO ZANZICA on Amazon.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller (@ZimblerMiller) has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including HOW TO SUCCEED IN HIGH SCHOOL AND PREP FOR COLLEGE and the romantic suspense spy thriller CIA FALL GUY. All of her Kindle ebooks can be read for free via Amazon’s monthly subscription program Kindle Unlimited. Phyllis can be reached at email@example.com