Tuesday, March 1, 2022

How Do Authors Get More Book Reviews?


People ask me all of the time: How do you get book reviews? The answer has many possibilities — all of which can yield an additional quantity of quality reviews.

For instance, if you are assertive, creative, and resourceful, you may secure book reviews by:

*Appealing personally to book reviewers with a timely, targeted, and tantalizing offer.

*Asking those you know to post a customer review.

*Begging people to review your book. Play the guilt card if necessary.

*Paying for book reviews — either directly to professional reviewers or indirectly through third-party blog tours.

*Trading a favor or asset with someone who can post a review on amazon or social media.

*Using NetGalley and GoodReads.

*Offering something for free as a bribe.

*Donating books or money to an organization whose leader can pen an endorsement or testimonial for you.

*Incentivizing another by offering something conditional in order to get a book review.

*Submitting a galley to top amazon reviewers, book trade publications, blogs, websites, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and newswires three to four months prior to your scheduled publication date.

*Badgering your friends, family, neighbors, college alumni, co-workers, fellow hobbyists, or congregants at your house of worship to review your book.

*Soliciting the friends and family of your friends and family to post a review.

*Agreeing to a quid pro quo review relationship with a fellow author.

*Offering free copies of your book and/or something else to lure others to post reviews.

*Paying an influencer to review the book and for them to ask their followers to review it.

*Asking for people to post s book review when you speak before a group — from the group’s host to the attendees.

Lastly, don’t rule out the two biggest unknowns: luck and organic word of mouth.


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Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at brianfeinblum@gmail.com He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres.


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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America. For more information, please consult: linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum. 



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